Vienna Calling: First impression of the Netherlands

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The team at have arrived in the host city of Vienna, ready to bring you the latest news live from the Eurovision scene. Today we’re here at the first Eurovision 2015 rehearsals, ready to bring you the latest updates on location live from the Wiener Stadthalle.

This year’s Dutch representative, Trijntje Oosterhuis, embarked on her first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage this afternoon. Wearing a low-cut black dress, Trijntje performs wearing a net headpiece which appears over her face.

Similar to last year’s Dutch performance by the Common Linnets, this year’s performance from the Netherlands is filmed in one shot on the stage. UV lights are also used within the stage rehearsal.

You can watch a first impression of the Netherlands’ first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage below.

But what did the press think of the Dutch rehearsal? Watch their first impressions following the performance below.

To find out more about the Netherlands’ 2015 representative, you can check out our Introducing 2015 – The Netherlands article.

First rehearsals schedule: Day 1

Below is a list of the countries whose first rehearsals take place today. A more detailed schedule has also been provided.

  • 12:00 – 12:30: Moldova
  • 12:40 – 13:10: Armenia
  • 13:20 – 13:50: Belgium
  • 14:00 – 14:30: The Netherlands
  • 15:50 – 16:20: Finland
  • 16:30 – 17:00: Greece
  • 17:10 – 17:40: Estonia
  • 17:50 – 18:20: FYR Macedonia

We’re halfway through today’s rehearsals with four more artists taking to the Vienna stage later this afternoon. Since seeing some of today’s rehearsals, have your predictions changed? If so, there’s still time to update your predictions via our Big Poll at ESCToday!

Stay tuned to for the latest Eurovision news live from the Wiener Stadthalle!