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ESC 2019 | Tonight: The Opening Ceremony and Orange Carpet

Tonight is the night where all the 41 competing countries put on their finest clothing as they are set to walk down this year's 'Orange Carpet'. This has been a tradition where the host city to host an opening ceremony for all the delegations, press and fans.

This year the 'Orange Carpet' event is happening Habima Square in Tel Aviv at 18:00CET. Once the Orange Carpet event has finished, people will make their way into the Habima Theatre, where they will be greeted by the mayor of Tel Aviv, Ron Huldai, the General Director of the Israeli national broadcaster KAN, Eldad Koblenz, and the contest's longstanding executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand.

This year the carpet is the colour orange as a nod to this year's sponsor of the contest 'MyHeritage'. Last year the carpet's colour was blue sticking to the maritime theme of last year in Lisbon.

You can watch the Orange Carpet event below:

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