The official opening ceremony of Eurovision 2017 takes place in Kyiv today, May 7. Solemn procession of 42 delegations of country-participants on the red carpet is going to happen during the event. This was reported by the press service of UA:First national TV channel.
The process begins at 5 p.m. at Constitution Square in front of Mariyinsky Palace. As the organizers informed, the red carpet will be the longest in history of this song contest, totaling 265 meters.
Opening ceremony begins at 8 p.m. in "Parkovy" Convention and Exhibition Center.
It is noteworthy that production director of the red carpet and the official opening ceremony of the contest in Serhiiy Proskurnia. Seven people will be the presenters of these solemn ceremonies.
Eurovision event itself will be held in Kyiv at the International Exhibition Center. Semi-finals are scheduled for May 9 and 11, final will take place on May 13. Ukraine, the hosting country, will be represented by rock band O.Torvald, which is to perform 22nd, right at the final show bypassing the semi-final stage.