Today we start the second round of rehearsals for the semi-finalists. It is now the last things needs to be settled in order for it to look good for the semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday next week. With 13 countries on stage today it will also be the busiest day so far.
At last evening's first Swedish press conference the Swedish team had to meet the press after a somewhat challenging rehearsal. In this video you can hear their answers to some of the more interesting questions.
At his first press conference Eric Saade was asked to sing some from his favourite Swedish entry. As he didn't remember the lyrics to The Ark's The Worrying Kind he instead asked for permission to sing his own song, Popular. He was of course allowed.
Some returning visitors will know that we, here at EuroVisionary, often like to end our interviews with asking the "victim" to ask themselves a question and answer it. Today 3JS, realised that we can also ask it at a press conference.
Yesterday the prize for most original press conference certainly went to Portugal - this video will show you why! They don't want to listen to speculations about if they will make it to the final or not as they have already won what they came here for.
With the programme for day 3 starting in a few minutes we will now get to see the countries located in the second semi-final on stage here in Düsseldorf for the first time. Check our schedule to see what we will be covering for you today.
Sjonni's Friends honoured the late Sigurjón Brink by singing Waterslide, with which he participated in the Icelandic national selection last year. Afterwards they sang their entry this year Coming Home.
At first press conference today Glen Vella was asked about his favourite song. It turned out to be the 1971 Maltese entry Marija l-Maltija, which he then sang song for the press and fans who also got to hear some gospel and of course his song this year; One Life.
Yesterday saw the first 10 first semi-finalists on stage rehearsing for the first time here in Düsseldorf. Today the remaining nine acts repeat that drill, first with rehearsal and then meeting the press and fans. EuroVisionary is of course also ready for this second day of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.