After all the individual rehearsals and press conferences it’s now time for the first dress rehearsal of the Semi Final 1. In fact there are two dress rehearsals today one at 6pm and another at 0am; everybody needs to get used to the -4 hours time different to GMT. That will be the same for the live broadcast on Tuesday night.
It’s now the first time for the entire journalists, delegations and fans to see the whole show with all elements from opening sequence, salutation, postcards, interval act and voting procedure. So there will be a full picture of this year’s production. Only from this moment on it’s really possible to judge the songs and estimate their chances for qualification. Out of 18 countries, only 10 can go to the Grand Final on Saturday.