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1st Final dress rehearsal for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest

Loreen ©  SVT

After two semi-finals we now have a line-up of 26 countries that is still in the run to win the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. This afternoon we saw the first dress rehearsal of the big show that will kick off tomorrow evening ending with a winner and a host country for next year.

Press Conference of the qualifiers from the second semi final

The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest final line up ©  Kaan Sanci/Facebook

The qualifiers from the second semi final held a winners' press conference at the Crystal Hall arena in Baku.  They were all asked a couple of questions by the press and then discovered their place in the final on Saturday night.

Second semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012: Ten more countries qualify

Eurovision 2012 stage ©  eurovision.tv

The line up for the final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is completed. Tonight we saw the second semifinal. 18 countries competed for ten remaining spots in the big final. Beside the participating countries the United Kingdom, France and Germany were allowed to vote.

3rd dress rehearsal of the 2nd semi final at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest

Joan Franka ©  Thomas Hanses / EBU

Things are starting to hotten up here in Baku as the second semi final draws nearer. There are some big names among tonight's performers, most noteably Loreen and Željko Joksimović. Will they live up to the hype? Will feathered Joan charm the Netherlands into the final for the first time in eight years? Stay tuned to Eurovisionary to find out!

And Now For the 2nd Semi-Final

OK, so I only predicted six of the ten on Tuesday (Moldova – seriously?) but here I am again, putting my reputation on the line and giving you an early indication of who will complete the line-up for Saturday night.  

2nd dress rehearsal of the 2nd semi final at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest

Loreen ©  Elke Roels (EBU)

Tomorrow we see who are the next 10 countries to qualify for Saturday's final of the Eurovision Song Contest.  Here we go with the second full dress rehearsal for semi final 2.  

1st dress rehearsal of the 2nd semi-final at the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest

Željko Joksimović in second semi dress rehesarsal ©  Thomas Hansen, EBU

Last night we found the first ten qualifers for the final on Saturday. Tomorrow evening another 18 songs will compete for the last ten spots. This afternoon it was time for the first dress rehearsal for the second semi-final show and thereby time to tell who stands with the best chances. 

Press Conferences – Day 6

Jedward ©  eurovision.tv

With the first semi-final just days away, the pace in Baku is unrelenting as delegations continue to rehearse and hold press conferences. Today, 13 countries had to go to work in The Crystal Hall in preparation for the big day.

Gaitana's second rehearsal

Gaitana on stage ©  Thomas Hanses, Eurovision.tv

Today the Ukrainian team had their second rehearsal on stage in Baku. Will Gaitana be able to make it to the final with her hymn to the European Championship in soccor this summer?

Press Conferences – Day 3

Željko Joksimović ©  eurovision.tv

The third day of activity in Baku saw the first eight acts in the second semi-final on stage and in the press conference room.

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