Watch live: Eurovision acts walk ‘turquoise’ carpet as they arrive in Liverpool for song contest

Acts of the 67th Eurovision Song Contest have touched down in Liverpool for the official ‘turquoise’ carpet opening, one week before they take to the stage at the grand final.

The event is hosted by Liverpool-born television presenter Sam Quek and Ukrainian commentator, Timur Miroshnychenko.

Favourites including the UK’s Mae Muller, France’s La Zarra, and Spain’s Blanca Paloma are among those making an appearance.

Both France and Spain were drawn to perform in the first half of the grand final, while the UK will perform last.

Mae Muller has been sharing behind-the-scenes clips of her practicing her performance of ‘I Wrote A Song’ on social media.

The semi-finals will take place on Tuesday 9 May and Thursday 11 May, following weeks of build-up.

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