Already since Sunday morning this year’s participants are scheduled for their rehearsals in the Olimpijski-Arena in Moscow. The system does remain as usual, for the first day the first half of the semi finalist are scheduled, on the second day the second half of the first semi finalist and so on. The complete flow with postcards and moderation will start on Monday next week. After each rehearsal there is a press conference to be held which includes a photo shooting at the end of each press conference. The rehearsals are still ongoing and can be watched on eurovision.tv and youtube.com. Of course the quality of the sound and light does not reflect the view what is going to be broadcasted. It’s just for having a first impression, how the stage is being set up. The stage is the largest ever in Eurovision. It seems that the Russians wanted to top everything from the past. We know from Copenhagen 2001, when the ESC was held in a football stadium was far too big and did not bring the right atmosphere. This year the singers seem to be lost on the big stage.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.