Friday, 7 May 2021

Getting all set up

Tonight I visited the Accreditation Centre to pick up accreditation and to get tested at the Testing Pavilion that is set-up right next to the venue. As everyone needs to be tested every 48 hours, I thought it was convenient to do it the evening before the rehearsals to avoid possible cues tomorrow morning. 

Apparently this idea was shared by other accredited press and delegation members, as I spotted the Swedish and Irish delegation in the Testing Pavilion. 

I must say I was pleasantly surprised by how efficient everything seems to be organized. After receiving my accreditation card, I was guided towards the Testing Pavilion where they used a breathalyzer followed by a PCR-test to get me tested. After waiting in a rather massive waiting room I got a text message with a link to the test-results.

As I fortunately tested negative, my accreditation card was granted 48 hour access to the Press Centre. Access I will richly use to keep you all up to date tomorrow when the rehearsals are about to begin!

Monday, 3 May 2021

Rotterdam is getting ready!

As the stage construction has completed and the 65th edition of the contest is about to errupt, Rotterdam is finalizing its preparations with some last finishing touches.

Waterloo-playing traffic lights ✅

Banners with classic Eurovision lyrics ✅

 Eurovision Covid-19 Test Pavilion ✅
Looks like they're ready - and so are we! ESC Nation will be live from the Ahoy Arena this year to report on the rehearsals, starting Saturday the 8th of May at 10:00 sharp. 📢

For an overview of all rehearsals click here.

Five more days to go, people! Let's consider this contribution of local artists the opening ceremony of the upcoming rehearsal week. 

🎉 Eurovision. Is. Back! 🎉

Now let's hope I don't get tested positive.