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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. 

Nordic Night at Glasklart

Nordic Night - Eytor Ingi, Emmelie de Forest and Robin Stjernberg © Jens Erik Møller

The night club Glasklart was Saturday night the place to be. Nordic Night featured all five Nordic acts and a lot of artists from other countries were present as well. 

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: Norway's second rehearsal

Margaret Berger © Frank Holm/EuroVisionary

Blond temptress Margaret Berger gave a confident performance but clearly struggled with some of the notes during her first round of rehearsals but still managed to come off convincing. With a few todays to polish off her act, anticipation was high to see if she would now live up to her status as one of the big favourites to win the contest.

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.

NRK reveal major revamp for Melodi Grand Prix in 2014

melodi_grand_prix.jpg

With Margaret Berger yet to see action in Malmö, Norwegian broadcaster NRK have just confirmed their plans to give the national selection Melodi Grand Prix a major makeover for next year, making some drastic changes.

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.

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