After months of preparation and two weeks of rehearsals, tonight things got serious. The first semi-final was beamed live around Europe. Viewers around Europe were welcomed by hosts, Nadia Hasnaoui, Erik Solbakken and Haddy Jatou N'Jie, who explained the voting system.
Thursday saw the beginning of the second round of rehearsals and press conferences. The first eleven countries competing in the first semi-final took to the stage for their last solo rehearsal. The next time will be the run through of the semi-final itself.
The annual fun and games that is the Eurovision Song Contest has begun again. The next two weeks will see rehearsals, press conferences and parties. Today, eight countries had rehearsed their first rehearsal and press conference.
The Moldovan national broadcaster TRM, has held the country's national final, O Melodie Pentru Europa, to choose its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. At the end of the night Sun Stroke Project & Olia Tira took the ticket for Oslo.
One of the participants at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, Moldova, has chosen the names who will take part at Moldovan national selections. National broadcaster, TRM, is also organising a ‘second chance’ contest.