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Lisbon Bound: Rehearsals kick off for Eurovision 2018!

by Jessica Weaver 4,987 views

All aboard, we’re bound for Lisbon! The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest shows are getting ever nearer and today we see the kick off of the first set of rehearsals. It truly is an exciting day for Eurovision fans across the globe!

The full first day of rehearsals at the Eurovision 2018 host venue, the Altice Arena, are set to get underway today in the first day of rehearsals for the first half of the semi-final 1 participants.

Today will see a total of 10 acts for 10 countries taking to the stage for the first set of rehearsals, with artists having already arrived at the Eurovision venue earlier this morning.

Here we go! First day of artist rehearsals of Eurovision Song Contest 2018!

Geplaatst door Ola Melzig op zondag 29 april 2018

Day one of rehearsals: Schedule

All of today’s times will be listed in WEST (Lisbon) time; +1 hour for CEST time.

01 | Azerbaijan

  • First rehearsal: 10:00 – 10:30
  • Meet & greet: 12:25 – 12:45

02 | Iceland

  • First rehearsal: 10:40 – 11:10
  • Meet & greet: 13:10 – 13:30

03 | Albania

  • First rehearsal: 11:20 – 11:50
  • Meet & greet: 13:55 – 14:15

04 | Belgium

  • First rehearsal: 12:00 – 12:30
  • Meet & greet: 14:40 – 15:00

05 | Czech Republic

  • First rehearsal: 13:40 – 14:10
  • Meet & greet: 16:05 – 16:25*

06 | Lithuania

  • First rehearsal: 14:20 – 14:50
  • Meet & greet: 16:50 – 17:10

07 | Israel

  • First rehearsal: 15:00 – 15:30
  • Meet & greet: 17:35 – 17:55

08 | Belarus

  • First rehearsal: 16:00 – 16:30
  • Meet & greet: 18:25 – 18:45

09 | Estonia

  • First rehearsal: 16:40 – 17:10
  • Meet & greet: 19:10 – 19:30

10 | Bulgaria

  • First rehearsal: 17:20 – 17:50
  • Meet & greet: 19:55 – 20:15

*Mikalos’s press conference was cancelled following an injury occurred onstage during his first rehearsal. The Czech delegation have stated it is not a serious injury, just a precaution.

Which rehearsal are you most looking forward to seeing today? Will we see any surprises in our first day of rehearsals?

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