During the first two rehearsals of The Netherlands and the United Kingdom things seemed to went fine! During the press conferences both delegations gave their vision on the way things are going at the moment.
The Dutch rehearsal went perfectly. Previous concerns about the sound have been taken away: “there are no concerns about the sound anymore, but we had some comments on the camera work. Unfortunately, nothing changed yet. With three dress rehearsals to go we are sure that the crew will do the right thing”, one of the Dutch delegation members said. During the press conference, Esther and her backings sang One more night again, accompanied by the guitar. After the rehearsal it appeared that the mayor of Amsterdam will visit Esther Hart before this afternoon's Dutch party to wish her good luck.
The British rehearsal reminded some to the performance of Einar and Telma, who represented Iceland in 2000 with the song Tell me. During the press conference they made a relaxed impression, just like the Dutch team by the way.