Now the Eurovision pre-party circus heads East to beautiful Israel, where 20 artists will perform live on Tuesday evening.
Israel’s biggest Eurovision celebration since it hosted in 1999, “Israel Calling” stretches out over three days from Monday to Wednesday and is filled with sight-seeing tours, a red carpet gala, a concert and much, much more.
Last year Israel’s Nadav Guedj pleaded for us to let him show us Tel Aviv and it’s already happening as acts and journalists descend on Israel’s capital of cool.
Enthusiastic organisers kindly picked up members of the international press — including wiwibloggs — at the airport on Sunday.
We are loving the rainbow-coloured logo, which hints at the diversity of beautiful Israel.
Speaking of beauty, we bumped into several Euro-stars while sitting in the lobby of our plush hotel.
Moldova’s Lidia Isac, Estonia’s Juri Pootsmann and Lithuania’s Donny Montell were among the first acts to arrive on Sunday night.
We’re sure they will share plenty of secrets with each other over the breakfast table and we can’t wait to listen!
For now we’re enjoying a bit of selfie action. Look at how Donny glows!
Eurovision Pre-Party Tel Aviv 2016 Line-up
- Sergey Lazarev (Russia)
- Amir (France)
- Sanja Vucic ZAA (Serbia)
- Freddie (Hungary)
- Poli Genova (Bulgaria)
- Donny Montell (Lithuania)
- Michal Szpak (Poland)
- ZOË (Austria)
- Samra (Azerbaijan)
- Joe and Jake (United Kingdom)
- Jüri Pootsmann (Estonia)
- Ovidiu Anton (Romania)
- ManuElla (Slovenia)
- Sandhja (Finland)
- Eneda Tarifa (Albania)
- Rykka (Switzerland)
- Lidia Isac (Moldova)
- Ivan (Belarus)
- Hovi Star (Israel)
The action kicks off on Monday evening when the acts will walk the red carpet and attend a gala reception. Do you have any questions for the artists? Let us know in the comments section and we’ll do our best to get you answers.