The first day of rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest has started today. From the early images and videos you can notice the colors are dark and the stage does not shine as much as in Moscow. Even thought, the stage offers all kinds of tricks like a turning platform for the violinist from Moldova, snowflakes for Russia. The LED lights are only used in a small number, no comparison to the stages of the years before. The rehearsals’ schedule is taking place in order of appearance, starting with the first semi final, so Moldova rehearsed first, then Russia, Estonia, Slovakia, Finland, Latvia, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. In the beginning of the rehearsal week there are mainly small intimate press conferences, the big press conference have not started yet and scheduled for next Thursday, when more journalists are expected to arrive.