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Eurovision 2013: 3rd dress rehearsal of the final

Ryan Dolan © Tommy Engström/Eurovisionary

Malmö is in party mode today, eagerly awaiting the winner of this year's contest. With two rehearsals for the final already completed, Eurovisionary was on hand to see just who would impress and who would find themselves on the right hand side of the scoreboard later tonight.

Eurovision 2013: 2nd dress rehearsal of the final

Alyona Lanskaya ©  EuroVisionary/Tommy Engstrom

Tomorrow evening we will know the winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, but half of the result will already be decided this evening. We take a closer look at how the second dress rehearsal, also known as the jury final, went. 

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.

The Big 5 (and Sweden) Speak to the World

Bonnie Tyler

After the excitement of the first semi-final and amid the preparations for the second semi-final, the six countries who have an automatic place in the final staged their second rehearsal, after which, they all spoke to the media in their own press conferences.

Video: Eurovision 2013 - Impressions from the rehearsals of the big 5 + host country

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Yesterday we saw the first rehearsals from the six automatically qualified finalists. In this video you can hear some impressions from the rehearsals from Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and Sweden. At the same time you can see a bit from the press centre.

Eurovision 2013 day 7: Italy's first rehearsal

Marco Mengoni (c) Sander Hestermann (EBU)

Italy finished today's rehearsals of the big 5 and the host nation Sweden. After their return in 2011 with a second place in Düsseldorf and a 9th place in Baku San Remo winner Marco Mengoni also belongs to one of the pre-contest favourites. Could he fulfill the high expectations?

Emmelie de Forest with a clear lead in the OGAE fanclub voting

Emmelie de Forest ©  Michael Søndergaard

The bookmakers have Denmark as their top favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest next month in Malmö - and so far the fans are pretty much in agreement with this. After the points from five of the fan clubs Emmelie de Forest has a clear first position as the fan favourite of the year.

Summary from Head of Delegation meeting today

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 ©  EBU

Today the Head of Delegation meeting took place in Malmö. All the participating entries have now been officially handed it to EBU, the Reference Group got three new members, the starting position in the final for the host country was drawn and the premiliminary dates for next year's contest announced. 

Marco Mengoni Wins Sanremo and Goes to Malmö

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Marco Mengoni has won the 63rd Sanremo festival with the song, L’essenziale. He won a three way vote against Elio e le Storie tese and Moda to join a long list of distinguished winners. He was also chosen to represent Italy in the Eurovision  Song Contest in Malmö in May.

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