Two dress rehearsals are scheduled for today; the first one without audience, the second one with people in the hall. Before the dress rehearsals, the opening act will be rehearsed.
Opening act rehearsal
From 13:15 CET, the opening act of the 2005 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be rehearsed. Six drummers, five bungee-jumpers of Cirkus Cirkör and the 16 participants will take part. Hosts Marcel and Maureen will be welcomed with real fireworks. The opening act rehearsal ends around 15:00 CET, as the hosts of the show will give a press conference at 15:15 CET in the press centre. Esctoday.com will of course attend and cover this press conference for you!
The first dress rehearsal, without audience, starts at 16:00 CET. All 16 songs will be rehearsed like it is for real. Without make-up, but in their outfit for tomorrow's show, all young talents will sing their entries.
The second dress rehearsal, now with audience, starts at 20:15 CET. As usual, a backup tape will be made in case something goes wrong during the live show, tomorrow. Milk Inc will heat up the audience, before tomorrow's show they will be joined by Hugo & Nicole.