Since Sunday the official rehearsals have kicked off. It all started in the order of the running order of the Semi Finals and it there will be a reprise with longer press conferences during the week, until the finalists will arrive. The first singers have been giving interviews already, some will reserve their energy for the upcoming days.
The Altice Arena in Lisbon has now become the hot spot for journalists, singers and delegations as well as Eurovision enthusiasts and fans, as it all began to take shape. The weather is sunny and the general atmosphere is friendly and the staff, volunteers, officials as well. It seems to be well organized, beside the hot temperatures in the press centre.
Interesting to see that there are no LED lights on stage, how to cope the delegations with this challenge to make the best out of it. Until Thursday it is not possible to get into the arena to take pictures for the press.
We already had the chance to talk to several artists like Cesár Sampson from Austria and Yianna Terzis from Greece.
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