The Belgian Copycat suffers from a cold, but as the first semi-final isn't until Tuesday there is plenty of time for it to get better. Despite throat problems he still decided to sing a little bit at their second press conference today.
If a few should have missed that Toppers is equal to a happy and fun show then they certainly are informed now after a first press conference from the Dutch representative which had more shape of an actual show! Toppers performed a Big Band version of Shine - and promised more interesting versions to come.
Sakis Rouvas was asked if he liked the entry from Bosnia and Herzegovina. Aside from thinking that Regina was a female singer he answered quite well when he turned it into being about what is good music and why he prefers a national with public voting over an internal selection.
Yesterday was N day. N for Norway and it turned out to be quite a circus act in more than one way. The Eurovision Song Contest juice is also popular, but people are wondering where the water is... me, I am just happy that in two weeks I will never have to see a Russian hot dog again.
As the top favourite to win a lot of fans and press found its way to the first Norwegian press conference. Alexander Rybak and his band served them all to one of his other songs plus a little performance from the dancers that will be on the stage in Moscow.
Regina, that represents Bosnia & Herzegovina, gave a live version at their first entry in Russian. It took place at their first press conference where a birthday song was also being sung for a backing singer.
The system through which you apply for fan or press accreditation is now accepting applications. This year many will need a visa to enter Russia and it has therefore been build into the system. Other new things are that PF accreditation level has been dropped and that it is no longer possible to apply though other countries.