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.
Ukraine's first rehearsal on Monday raised a few eyebrows when she was carried on stage by one of her country's tallest men. We saw the eagerly awaited second rehearsal a short time ago and it didn't disappoint. How has it changed?
After a break it was time for the big favourite Emmelie de Forest from Denmark to rehearse her act on the stage here in Malmö. She will be followed by three more top candidates as Russia, Ukraine and the Netherlands comes right after. This article will be updated after each of the rehearsals.
Zlata Ognevich will represent Ukraine at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest with the song, Gravity. Here she talks to EuroVisionary about her hopes and plans for Sweden, her career, musical influences and much more.
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.
Today came what many had been waiting for; the exaxt running order of the two semi-finals. For the first time it was decided by the producers together with EBU, instead of the usual draw. Austria will be opening the first semi-final while Latvia will kick off the second one.
Yesterday the organisers were able to present three former Eurovision winner Carola as a special guest performer for Eurovision In Concert. A total of 18 participants are so far confirmed as well for the preview party to be held in Amsterdam on the 13th of April.
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.