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Eurovision 2013: 1st dress rehearsal of the final

Finland 1st dress rehearsal (c) Tommy Engström (Eurovisionary)

Two semi-finals have been held - and today it was time for the 26 qualifiers to rehearse the final show for the first time. Who is in it with a chance to win and who should be happy just to have reached the final? We take a closer look at the winning candidates after first dress rehearsal.

The running order for the final announced

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 ©  EBU

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.

Plenty of Shocks in the 2nd Semi-Final

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Just as the debate around the first semi-final was dying down, it was time to do it all over again in the second semi-final, arguable the stronger of the two.

Eurovision 2013: 3rd dress rehearsal of the 2nd semi-final

Iceland in their dress rehearsal before second semi-final {Tommy Engström, EuroVisionary}

This afternoon it was time for the last of the three dress rehearsals before the second semi-final kicks off tonight. 17 acts will fight to win one of the 10 places in the final. Who is it we will be seeing again on Saturday? 

SVT continues to show its imaginative touch for the postcards

Eurovision 2013 (c) EBU/SVT

The postcards made for the Eurovision Song Contest have become an institution in their own right.  Sometimes they reflect the life and times of the country that is hosting, sometimes they have a more abstract feel.  This year, we repeat the theme of such years as 1996, when the performers are followed about their daily lives.

Paxton Predicts: the 2nd Semi-Final

Fresh from correcting guessing seven out of the ten qualifiers from the  first semi-final (be fair, it’s an improvement on last year) it’s time for me to guess who will emerge from then arguably stronger second semi-final on Thursday.

Eurovision 2013: 1st dress rehearsal of the 2nd semi-final

Margaret Berger © Frank Holm/EuroVisionary

10 jubilant acts qualified for the final last night. Tomorrow evening 17 more will fight for the remaining 10 spots. This afternoon we saw the first dress rehearsal, which will hopfeully give us some indication as to just who has the best chances. 

The Second Semi-Finalists Meet the Press

Iceland Press Conference

After the first round of press conferences yesterday, it was the turn of the acts appearing in the second semi-final to move into the spotlight and answer questions from media and fans.

Eurovision 2013 day 6: Georgia's second rehearsal

Georgia 2nd rehearsal (c) Eurovisionary

The Georgian entry Waterfalls is one of the dark horses in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Could the duo Sopho & Nodi keep up the high expectations during their second rehearsal?

Eurovision 2013 day 4 - Part 2: The participants in second semi-final through their first rehearsal

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 ©  EBU

We are now taking a closer look at the rehearsals of the last five countries in the second semi-final. This starts with the popular Norwegian entry, which will be followed by Albania, Georgia, Switzerland and Romania.

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