Today there was the first dress rehearsals of the semi-final. A lot of things went wrong, but there wasn't a big disaster. Some technical things of the normal procedure didn't work that well. The female singer of Belarus had a sore throat and she could not attend the rehearsal today. Instead there was one of the backing vocalists. Maryon from Monaco couldn't find the right tone today and Israel was a bit disappointing as well as Denmark - he was wearing red all over! On the other hand Malta had a superb performance, as well as Cyprus and Serbia & Montenegro which caused goose-bumps. The video clips between the song showed beautiful landscapes from Turkey. The interval act "The fire of Anatolia" is a fascinating drum spectacular.
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