At 18:00 CEST today, the Blue Carpet ceremony for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in front of the MAAT (Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia) in Lisbon. Eurovision.tv will be there to cover the event on our live blog, and you can watch the entire programme live on our YouTube channel.
The red carpet, appropriately blue this year, is the annual highlight ahead of the live shows of the Eurovision Song Contest. It is an important moment for the participating artists — they meet press and fans alike, and it is the last chance to party before the more serious business of dress rehearsals and live shows.
With the theme of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest revolving around the oceans, the organisers chose to replace the traditional red carpet with a spectacular blue carpet.
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