Traditionally a red carpet ceremony marks the start of the Eurovision Song Contest. However, this year contestants walked an orange carpet. The participating delegations did not hesitate to talk to journalists and fans and to perform pieces of their acts. BelTA reporters went to Tel Aviv to cover the event in detail.
This year the Eurovision Song Contest brought together performers from 41 countries, therefore, the ceremony took more than three hours. This time official delegations showed up in the order they will perform in semi-finals. The singer from Cyprus – charming Tamta – was the first to take to the orange carpet. She seemed to enjoy the limelight as she posed in front of photo cameras and gave interviews.
Belarus' representative ZENA immediately caught the eye. She no longer looked like a teenage girl but rather like an elegant lady.
ZENA gladly talked to foreign and Belarusian journalists. “I am dreaming of victory, the best result and I really want to give a stunning show at the Eurovision,” the young singer said.
In her words, she started following the Eurovision, its adult and junior versions, in 2013. Now she is one of the participants. “I always move on and the adult Eurovision is an important milestone in my career. Hello to everyone who supports me. Please, vote for me. Your support is really important for me,” ZENA said.
Photos by Gennady Zhinkov,
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