Eurovision 2017: Semi-final 1 open rehearsals underway in Kyiv

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Before tonight’s official jury show for the first semi-final, the 18 participants have taken to the stage this afternoon for the first dress rehearsal of the day.

In today’s first open dress rehearsal, the 18 participating entrants have performed a full run-through of today’s show – the same way as it would run during the live broadcast – in order to make sure everything runs smoothly on the live night.

This is the first dress rehearsal of the day, with the next dress rehearsal taking place this evening. However in tonight’s show, the jury will be present and waiting to arrange their votes on behalf of their country.

These votes will be added to the televoting votes from tomorrow evening, with the top 10 countries qualifying to Saturday’s final.

Opening act

Kicking off today’s dress rehearsal is the opening act of the night, Monatik, performing his song Spinning on the stage together with his backing performers.

01 Sweden

Robin Bengtsson opens today’s show for Sweden with I can’t go on, starting his performance behind the stage before walking on and beginning his performance in the same way as that from Melodifestivalen.

02 Georgia

Tamara Gachechiladze is next onstage today, ready to perform her entry Keep the faith. Soul takes over the arena throughout the Georgian performance.

03 Australia

Next up is Isaiah from Australia, taking to the stage alone for his first dress rehearsal with his entry Don’t come easy, with elements similar to his music video appearing on the backdrop.

04 Albania

Lindita takes to the stage next for her first full dress rehearsal today; yet another powerful voice onstage today with the big notes from World filling the entire arena.

05 Belgium

Blanche takes to the stage today for her first dress rehearsal, this time wearing a completely different outfit to what we saw in the previous rehearsals.

Rehearsals continue shortly with the next performance coming from Montenegro.

Videos courtesy of Eurovisionary.