Vienna Calling: Sweden takes to the stage

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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. First rehearsals continue today for the second semi-final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest and we’re ready to bring you the latest updates on location live from the Wiener Stadthalle.

After today’s break the next artist to take to the stage for their first rehearsal was Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden. As we already knew the stick man has been changed. The reasons for the change was due to a copyright claim and similarities to a work by a dandypunk. Another noticeable difference is that the wall that Måns sits on is now black, not grey. This was done to make the appearance of the performance more crisp.

With to regards of lighting, red and black are the dominant colours in the performance. The graphics of Måns face that also made an appearance at Melodifestivalen is also seen on stage here.

You can watch Måns first rehearsal in the clip below.

What did the press think of Sweden? Watch now to find out.

To find out more about Måns Zelmerlöw, check out our Introducing 2015 – Sweden article.

First rehearsals schedule: Day 4

Below is a schedule containing the list of countries rehearsing today along with the time of their rehearsals. A more detailed schedule has also been provided.

  • 12:00 – 12:30: Israel
  • 12:40 – 13:10: Latvia
  • 13:20 – 13:50: Azerbaijan
  • 14:00 – 14:30: Iceland
  • 15:50 – 16:20: Sweden
  • 16:30 – 17:00: Switzerland
  • 17:10 – 17:40: Cyprus
  • 17:50 – 18:20: Slovenia
  • 18:30 – 19:00: Poland

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