Due to the high amount of participating countries (37!) and the experiences from the last two years, the voting procedure had to be truncated.
The eurovisionlive.com team is going to be live in Athens from May 10th to 21st.
The eurovisionlive.com team has arrived safely in Athens and utilized the pre-Eurovision atmosphere for an interesting sightseeing tour.
Yesterday the rehearsals finished with Poland. So the first part of the semifinalist practised their first rehearsal attempts.
Lordi from Finland! With their scary masks and their unique stage performance they are totally falling out of the general Eurovision frame.
Today was the day of this years favorites. One of them - without any doubts was Carola from Sweden. She came to the arena and saluted the audience personally.
For the artists of the first half of the semifinal (Armenia to Poland) there is the second and last opportunity to improve and change the three minute stage presentation.
The artists are showing more and more enthusiasm on stage and some of them show their secret outfits for the big night. And generally the spirit is rising enormously.
The last press conference of Sweden has been pretty well attended. Carola has been asked due to an earlier interview about homosexuality and her attitude. She admitted that she loves gays and lesbians and that they are deep in her heart.
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