Taking advantage of their day off from rehearsals, a few delegations of the automatic qualifiers took the courtesy boat cruise along the Bosphorus.
The weather in Istanbul was very nice, one might say even hot until today, when it started raining. This was a misfortune for the automatic qualifiers who used this day off to board the boat cruise along the Bosphorus. At first all the passengers gathered on the upper deck of the boat, enjoying drinks and snacks, only a few mitues later they all rushed to the hall bellow to take shelter from the pouring rain. Spain's, Romania's, Belgium's, Ireland's and the UK's entries were among the guests, who then enjoyed lunch in the hall in the lower deck.
As soon as the rain stopped and the sun appeared, all the passengers went up to the open upper deck to party together. The delegates looked like a happy party on a sunny deck was much needed for them to relax.