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.
During the first day of rehearsals SVT held a press conference where all the contestants of semi-final 1 participated. EuroVisionary met the artists and asked them one simple questions that turned out not to be so simple. In our gallery you can also see pictures from first rehearsal.
A little well kept secret was revealed at the Dutch winning press conference where Gordon from The Toppers revealed why he was particular happy about Shine being the winning song: He wrote it himself! Not even his two other band members knew about this.