The fifth day of rehearsals also saw the acts competing in the first semi-final on Tuesday meet the press for the first round of press conferences. All sixteen countries should have given conferences today. However, the Moldovans cancelled their conference to express their unhappiness with the production.
After a break it was time for the big favourite Emmelie de Forest from Denmark to rehearse her act on the stage here in Malmö. She will be followed by three more top candidates as Russia, Ukraine and the Netherlands comes right after. This article will be updated after each of the rehearsals.
Dutch singing sensation Glennis Grace recently held a unique hologram concert in The Hague and will also participate in the ceremony marking the king's accession to the throne. Even though she has a jam packed schedule, the artist has just confirmed a tour for early next year and plans for a new Dutch language album later this year.
In the final stages of their Bronnen tour, trio 3JS release their newest single, Zo Mooi Als Jij (As Beautiful As You) next Friday, a befitting end to their tour which finishes in Gouda on the 16th of April.
It's not just the Eurovision Song Contest that the Dutch are gearing up towards in May. In a matter of weeks, for the first time in the Netherlands' Eurovision history, they will have a king as head of state, which will be celebrated with a huge concert featuring some Eurovision names.
As reported on EuroVisionary a few months ago, Gerard Joling was celebrating a less than amicable split with his former record label NRGY Music and his brand new recording contract with label Vosound records. He is busy putting the finishing touches to his latest album, due in the shops by the 26th of April.
Yesterday the organisers were able to present three former Eurovision winner Carola as a special guest performer for Eurovision In Concert. A total of 18 participants are so far confirmed as well for the preview party to be held in Amsterdam on the 13th of April.
Dutch entrant Anouk has an explosive career to look back on in her native Netherlands. Since her breakthrough, platinum sales and sell out concerts have become the norm. Upon the release of her Eurovision entry Birds however, Anouk has just broken quite a special record in the Netherlands which hopefully is an omen for her success in Malmö.