Since Monday, the first rehearsals took place in the Malmö Arena. It normally starts in the running order of the first semi final, then the second semi final and the grand final. Due to the fact that there are 16 entries in the Semi Final 1, this is cut into two halves with eight entries each. The procedure is like every year: each team is allowed to rehearse 30 minutes, after that the delegations are able to review their performances in the viewing room. The new thing this year is, due to the closure of the press centre, that the singers are directly brought to the Euroclub. Every delegation has it's own shuttle bus.
There is always a second rehearsal one or two days later, which is only 20 minutes long, and then there will be the official press conference after leaving the viewing room. After that there are only the complete shows with the three minutes slots, there is no time to make big changes anymore.
Then it depends which countries will qualify for the grand final, those qualifiers will have a winner’s press conference. They will of course also have another opportunity to rehearse for the grand final again.
The Big 5 countries and the host country will not doing the meet & greet procedure in the Euroclub, but in the press centre which will be opened.
The running order of the grand final will be determined by the Swedish broadcaster SVT and the organizers. It aim is to get an exciting running order, that not too many ballads are shown immediately after another.