Malmö is in party mode today, eagerly awaiting the winner of this year's contest. With two rehearsals for the final already completed, Eurovisionary was on hand to see just who would impress and who would find themselves on the right hand side of the scoreboard later tonight.
10 jubilant acts qualified for the final last night. Tomorrow evening 17 more will fight for the remaining 10 spots. This afternoon we saw the first dress rehearsal, which will hopfeully give us some indication as to just who has the best chances.
Bonnie Tyler silenced quite a number of critics following her first run through, with a vastly improved first rehearsal compared to promotional performances she had done in the United Kingdom. With such a lengthy career and stage experience, all eyes were on her today for the second rehearsal. Would people still believe in her?
After a very successful first rehearsal on Sunday the expectations for Cascada's second rehearsal were high. Before heading off to the arena singer Natalie posted on her Facebook site that she had vocal problems. How would this effect her performance?
Throughout much of the contest's history, the opening sequence of each entry has been portrayed with a postcard. Whereas the trend used to be to use postcardsto show off the country's sights and nature for what it was worth, SVT have made the postcards more personal, following each artist at home.
Italy finished today's rehearsals of the big 5 and the host nation Sweden. After their return in 2011 with a second place in Düsseldorf and a 9th place in Baku San Remo winner Marco Mengoni also belongs to one of the pre-contest favourites. Could he fulfill the high expectations?
The anticipation was huge in the press centre for home boy Robin's first rehearsal today. He has turned in a consistently brilliant vocal performance, but his song is surprisingly not appreciated by as many. Would his first run through win him wider support?