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The running order for the final announced

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The swedish producers of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Christer Björkman & Andreas Martin Österdahl, has decided the running order for the final. France will be starting the competition while Ireland will be last out on Saturday.

Surprises and Delights as the 1st Semi-Final Ends the Dreams of Six Countries

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After months of preparation and national selections, some of which started last year, it was finally time for the first of the shows of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. A reduced number of participants, mostly for financial reasons, gave those delegations who have travelled to Malmo a great opportunity be among the ten to qualify for the final.

Eurovision 2013: 3rd dress rehearsal of the 1st semi-final

Picture from the Danish dress rehearsal for the semi-final 2013 ©  Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary

Tonight we will know which ten countries will qualify to the final from the first final. Before we come so far it was however time for a third dress rehearsal this afternoon. This was the last chance for the acts to get rid of the nerves that might still be back.

SVT excel themselves with Eurovision postcards

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Throughout much of the contest's history, the opening sequence of each entry has been portrayed with a postcard. Whereas the trend used to be to use postcardsto show off the country's sights and nature for what it was worth, SVT have made the postcards more personal, following each artist at home. 

The Qualifiers From the First Semi-Final will be……

The question on the lips of every Eurovision Song Contest fan is who will qualify for the final from Tuesday’s semi-final. Well, I’m going to stick my neck out, put my reputation on the line and other clichés to predict who I think will be celebrating and who will be drowning their sorrows.

Eurovision 2013: 1st dress rehearsal of 1st semi-final

1st dress rehearsal Ukraine (c) Tommy Engström (EuroVisionary)

Today it was time for the very first dress rehearsal in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. We are of course starting with the first semi-final. Which 10 songs will qualify and which 6 must go home?

The First Semi-Finalists Meet the Press

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The fifth day of rehearsals also saw the acts competing in the first semi-final on Tuesday meet the press for the first round of press conferences. All sixteen countries should have given conferences today. However, the Moldovans cancelled their conference to express their unhappiness with the production.

Eurovision 2013 day 5 - Estonia´s second rehearsal

Estonia's Birigit © Frank Holm, EuroVisionary

Estonia with a strong ballade. Birgit makes it shine with a beautiful vocal perfomance.

Video: Eurovision 2013: Impressions from the first rehearsal day

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Yesterday the first eight countries taking part in the first semi-final rehearsed on the stage in Malmö for the first time. Here we bring you a video update of how it all went.

Eurovision 2013 day 1 - Part 1: The first four countries rehearse on stage

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Austria's Natália Kelly was the first of the artists to rehearse on the Malmö stage today. She will be followed by participants from Estonia, Slovenia and Croatia in the first half of the day. In this article, which will be updated after each rehearsal, you can read all about how their first encounters with the stage went.

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