Tel Aviv Live: Rehearsals for Eurovision 2019 kick off today!

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Good morning Europe and good evening Australia, this is Tel Aviv calling! After one whole year of intense preparation, we have now arrived in this year’s host city and we are all set for the 64th Eurovision Song Contest! In less than one hour, the first delegation is going to take to the stage of Expo Tel Aviv for the first time!

Today sees the first half of the first semi-final rehearse onstage, while the second half is scheduled for tomorrow 5 May. From today onwards, ESCToday will be providing you with live coverage of the artists onstage. Thus, don’t forget to follow us!

The participating countries of the two semi-finals will be rehearsing according to their running order, thus starting off with Cyprus. Following their rehearsals, each delegation will be having a Meet & Greet session at the press conference venue of this year’s contest.

Day 1 of rehearsals: Schedule

Schedule is in local Israeli time (CEST+01:00):

01 | Cyprus

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

02 | Montenegro

  • First rehearsal: 10:40 – 11:10
  • Meet & greet: 13:05 – 13:25

03 | Finland

  • First rehearsal: 11:20 – 11:50
  • Meet & greet: 13:45 – 14:05

04 | Poland

  • First rehearsal: 12:00 – 12:30
  • Meet & greet: 14:25 – 14:45

05 | Slovenia

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

06 | Czech Republic

  • First rehearsal: 14:20 – 14:50
  • Meet & greet: 16:45 – 17:05

07 | Hungary

  • First rehearsal: 15:00 – 15:30
  • Meet & greet: 17:25 – 17:45

08 | Belarus

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

09 | Serbia

  • First rehearsal: 16:40 – 17:10
  • Meet & greet: 19:05 – 19:25

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