The rehearsals are ongoing these days. The singers of the Semi Finals do not have the same amount of time like in the first rehearsals and all participants of each Semi Final are being rehearsed within a day. So there are another opportunities for the delegations to get in contact with the media in the press conferences and the 1:1 interviews. Each country has two opportunities like this the first one is half an hour each and the second one only 20 minutes.
The atmosphere in the press centre has calmed down in regards of the stress level, even though there are more people arriving every day. Most of the delegations have given interviews with the press, but not all and that cause some frustrations here and there.
But it’s getting more and more exciting. By now all the singers have been on stage and it becomes clearer which country might surprise or disappoint. Since Friday it is allowed to enter the Globe Arena and to follow the rehearsals from inside. The stage looks massive and the cube building with its high ceiling is impressive. The sound is fantastic.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!