A bit of luck in the draws can help a country towards winning the Eurovision Song Contest. Now that we know who have been allocated to which semi-finals it is time to start speculating about who has been given a bit of a walk over to the final and who is in for what appears to be a mission impossible.
It already seems certain that the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest will take place without Georgia due to the recent conflict with Russia over the two breakaway regions. Rumours are today surfacing that Poland may join with it's Baltic neighbours in considering a withdrawal from the 2009 edition.
After having qualified for the final, the first ten qualifier had to pick a number that would be their starting position in the final. EuroVisionary brings you the exiting moments on video so you can see how the ten participants reacted to their lucky number.
The fifth day of rehearsals saw most of the countries participating in the first semi-final rehearse for the second time. The day started in the Balkans with Montenegro and ended, well, in the Balkans with Bosnia.
Day two of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest offered, just like the first day, a wide variety of performances at the press conferences. EuroVisionary have collected the best bits in a video that includes accoustic and acapella performances and even a Stradivarius.
After realising a CD that includes some of his biggest hits as well as five new songs DJ BoBo is ready to start his Vampires Alive tour. From the 30th of April til the autumn he will be touring in Switzerland, Germany and Poland.