Rose d'Or on Behalf of Cirque du Soleil

For its golden jubilee, the television industry's most important award, Rose d'Or, paid homage to Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté and promoted Cirque du Soleil's upcoming show touring Europe by presenting one unique performance by the famous company. Cirque du Soleil chose Erika Lemay's hand-balancing act to represent the company. The show was broadcast across Europe.

Hosts Ben Shephard and Nazan Eckes presenting Cirque du Soleil artist Erika Lemay

The Rose d'Or (Golden Rose) is an international awards festival in entertainment broadcasting and programming. The prestigious awards symbolise the pinnacle of success for entertainment programming. The Rose d'Or is a Eurovision Award.

The Rose d’Or is a highly prized award, the only one of its type that truly recognizes entertainment programming excellence and, just as importantly, the hugely talented people who create it.

Top quality entertainment programming plays a critical role in society. It appeals to the widest audiences, bringing unity to culturally diverse audiences, and creating a sense of oneness and community. this is core to Eurovision’s mission.
— Jean Philip de Tender, Eurovision Media Director

For over 50 years, the Rose d’Or Awards have been one of the most significant events for the entertainment television industry, and an important networking platform for the onscreen entertainment community, promoting a free exchange of knowledge and ideas. Every year the Rose d'Or attracts producers and professionals from public and independent broadcasters worldwide.

The best international entertainment programmes are submitted to the competition, and an international jury of leading industry professionals is given the task of selecting a shortlist of nominees for final consideration before the winners are announced at the Rose d’Or Awards Ceremony.