The group Takasa, representing Switzerland at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, found some time to answer our questions right after one of their rehearsals in Malmö and they even delighted us singing a typical Swiss song. You can see it in this video interview, which has been recorded in 3D.
This afternoon it was time for the last of the three dress rehearsals before the second semi-final kicks off tonight. 17 acts will fight to win one of the 10 places in the final. Who is it we will be seeing again on Saturday?
EuroVisionary caught up with this year's Maltese representative Gianluca Bezzina and his team and we took the opportunity to ask him some questions. In this interview he also dares to sing his favorite song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Do you want to know which one it is?
After the excitement of the first semi-final and amid the preparations for the second semi-final, the six countries who have an automatic place in the final staged their second rehearsal, after which, they all spoke to the media in their own press conferences.
Where the first dress rehearsal this afternoon could be consider a warm up, more were on stake in the second one this evening. Though the actual semi-final isn't before tomorrow evening, half of the result would be decided based on this dress rehearsal where the juries were voting.
The postcards made for the Eurovision Song Contest have become an institution in their own right. Sometimes they reflect the life and times of the country that is hosting, sometimes they have a more abstract feel. This year, we repeat the theme of such years as 1996, when the performers are followed about their daily lives.
Fresh from correcting guessing seven out of the ten qualifiers from the first semi-final (be fair, it’s an improvement on last year) it’s time for me to guess who will emerge from then arguably stronger second semi-final on Thursday.
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?
Tomorrow Farid Mammadov will be representing Azerbaijan in the second semi-final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest with the song Hold Me. In this interview he was asked about how he feels being one of the hot favourites and also talked to us about the meaning of his striking staging.
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?