Five countries already had their starting position for the final on Saturday. Last night the 10 qualifiers from the first semi-final had to draw a number that would determine where they start. In this video you can see their reaction to their "lucky" number.
Shortly after the first semi-final had ended a press conference with all ten qualifiers were held. In this video you can see how the 10 lucky ones made their appearance when they met the press knowing that they had qualfied for the final on Saturday.
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.
Today, the nine remaining countries in the first semi-final held their first rehearsals and press conferences, including Iceland who, ironically, managed to reach Oslo with no trouble at all while others, like the Irish delegation, are experiencing problems thanks to that volcano.
After Tuesday’s draw for the running order the two semi-finals are almost planned in details. EuroVisionary has been informed about when we can expect advert breaks and re-caps. This can add even more information to the ones who wants to speculate on influence of the starting positions.