On Saturday night, Azerbaijan won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in their 4th competition, with Eldar and Nigar, known as Ell & Nikki, and their song, Running Scared. As the country won the competition, the media in Azerbaijan reacted very positively.
With Stella Mwangi doing a "Kate Ryan" and failing to qualify for the final in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, things were looking rather bleak for state broadcaster NRK who can normally rely on whopping viewing figures for one of the most popular programmes in Norway.
Fans and press as well as participants have now left this year’s host city, Düsseldorf and it is time to shortly look back at the previous two weeks. For many the conclusion is ready; this was the worst organised Eurovision Song Contest in years.
With the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest final kicking off in just a few hours EuroVisionary can now bring you videos from all 25 participating countries in their dress rehearsal. This is your chance to see them all as it will look tonight.
After the second semi-final where Denmark qualified for the final two German volunteers celebrated by singing the Danish entry outside the press centre. Would they be able to do better than A Friend In London? See the video and judge for yourself.
The second semi-final is kicking off in just an hour. Ten more countries will qualify for the final held on Saturday. Here you can see the performances from the dress rehearsal of all 19 acts competing tonight.
The final dress rehearsal of the second semi final started at 15.00 o'clock. It was the last chance for the participants to get everything well prepared for the live show tonight. Just like during the 3rd dress rehearsal of the first semi final, most of the artists wore casual clothes instead of the ones which they will wear during the live show.
The 19 participants in the second semi-final has just been on stage for the second time today. This was the so-called jury final, which is the one the juries base their votes on. The technical problems from the first one had been solved and only one rehearsal is now left until it really counts tomorrow evening.