On the third day of the rehearsals here in Copenhagen the highlight of the day was definitely the Austrian entry. Conchita Wurst received a big applause in the press centre and her stage performance – judged by the impression on the video screens – was brilliant. Conchita Wurst is a drag artist and due to the fact that this year there are no big names like the years before, Conchita was already celebrated like a huge star, the media interest was immense and there is more to come.
Beside Austria there were also Lithuania, Finland, Ireland, Belarus, FYR Macedonia, Switzerland, Greece, Slovenia and Romania on stage. Unfortunately, the press is still not allowed to get into the arena, it’s only possible to watch the performances on big video screens. The first impressions in the arena might be a bit different as the sound and light effects will be more intense.