'Eurovision 2019 has officially begun with the usual ceremony at the orange carpet', reads the message at the website of KAN, the Israeli public broadcasting corporation.
The Eurovision village opened in Charles Clore park, in the city's southern part of the coastline on Sunday. The six hectares-large area includes the official fan zone, four huge displays broadcasting the performances, a cocktail bar and 85 food tents.
The 64th Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place at the Expo Tel Aviv (International Convention Center) in Israel in May 2019. The final is scheduled for May 18.
As we reported, singer Anna Korsun (Maruv) would not present Ukraine at the song contest “Eurovision 2019”. Maruv said that she was forced to refuse from the participation in the contest from Ukraine due to her tour in Russia.
On February 27, it was reported that Ukraine will not send its representative to Eurovision-2019, which to be held in Israel. The reason was extensive politicization during the national selection. National Television Company of Ukraine will broadcast Eurovision 2019, which is going to take place in Tel Aviv, despite the decision of Ukraine to refuse from the participation in the contest. However, the Ukrainians will not be able to vote for the singers.