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Eurovision 2013: 1st dress rehearsal of 1st semi-final

1st dress rehearsal Ukraine (c) Tommy Engström (EuroVisionary)

Today it was time for the very first dress rehearsal in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. We are of course starting with the first semi-final. Which 10 songs will qualify and which 6 must go home?

The First Semi-Finalists Meet the Press

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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.

Eurovision 2013 day 5: Ukraine's second rehearsal

Zlata Ognevich (c) eurovision.tv/Thomas Hanses

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?

Video: Eurovision 2013: Impressions from the first rehearsal day

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Yesterday the first eight countries taking part in the first semi-final rehearsed on the stage in Malmö for the first time. Here we bring you a video update of how it all went.

Eurovision 2013 day 1 - Part 2: Four strong contenders rehearse

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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. 

EuroVisionary talks to Zlata Ognevich

Zlata Ognevich ©  Aleksandr Lysenko

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.

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.

2013 semi-final running order announced

Eurovision Song Contest 2013 ©  EBU

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. 

18 acts and Carola confirmed for Eurovision In Concert

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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. 

Summary from Head of Delegation meeting today

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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. 

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