Lisbon Bound: Day 6 of rehearsals begins!

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Hello Europe and Australia! Take a deep breath, as we’re getting even closer to the biggest music event of the year, the Eurovision Song Contest 2018! Today it’s Friday (yaass!) and this marks the 6th day of rehearsals at the Altice Arena of the Portuguese capital.

A total of 15 countries from all 3 shows (Semi-final 1, Semi-final 2 and Grand Final) will try their best, some in their first and some in their second rehearsals. With the host country Portugal and the Big 5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom) gracing the stage, the first rehearsals round for all 43 participating countries is coming to an end.

The four remaining countries of the first semi-final are going to join the first five acts of the second show in a second rehearsals round during the day. Stay tuned on ESCToday for special footage, live from the host city of Lisbon. But who are our today’s contenders?

All times are in Lisbon local time (CEST-1:00).

First semi-final

16 | Armenia

Sevak KhanagyanQami

Second rehearsal: 10:00-10:20
Press conference: 11:05-11:25

17 | Switzerland


Second rehearsal: 10:25-10:45
Press conference: 11:30-11:50

18 | Ireland

Ryan O’ShaughnessyTogether

Second rehearsal: 10:50-11:10
Press conference: 11:55-12:15

19 | Cyprus

Eleni FoureiraFuego

Second rehearsal: 11:15-11:35
Press conference: 12:20-12:40

Second semi-final

Following the completion of the rehearsing schedule for the first semi-final entrants, we now move on to the second semi-final. Alexander Rybak for Norway will bring the show’s second rehearsals to a start.

01 | Norway

Alexander RybakThat’s how you write a song

Second rehearsal: 11:40-12:00
Press conference: 12:45-13:05

02 | Romania

The HumansGoodbye

Second rehearsal: 13:05-13:25
Press conference: 14:10-14:30

03 | Serbia

Sanja Ilić & BalkanikaNova deca

Second rehearsal: 13:30-13:50
Press conference: 14:35-14:55

04 | San Marino

Jessika feat. Jenifer BreningWho we are

Second rehearsal: 13:55-14:15
Press conference: 15:00-15:20

05 | Denmark

RasmussenHigher ground

Second rehearsal: 14:20-14:40
Press conference: 15:35-15:55

Grand Final

The automatic Grand Final participants (host country & Big 5) will be rehearsing for the first time at the Eurovision 2018 venue today.


Cláudia PascoalO jardim

First rehearsal: 15:05-15:35
Meet & Greet: 17:25-17:45

United Kingdom


First rehearsal: 15:40-16:10
Meet & Greet: 18:10-18:30


Amaia y AlfredTu canción

First rehearsal: 16:15-16:45
Meet & Greet: 18:55-19:15


Michael SchulteYou let me walk alone

First rehearsal: 16:50-17:20
Meet & Greet: 19:40-20:00


Ermal Meta & Fabrizio MoroNon mi avete fatto niente

First rehearsal: 18:25-18:45
Meet & Greet: 20:45-21:05


Madame MonsieurMercy

First rehearsal: 19:00-19:30
Meet & Greet: 21:30-21:50