Last day for finalist rehearsals

by Richard West-Soley 54 views

The fourteen finalist countries today have a last chance to perfect their performances before the final dress rehearsals later this week.

Switzerland kicked off the proceedings at 11:00 local time, and the rehearsals will run through to the evening along the following schedule (all times local Greek time):

  • SWITZERLAND11:00-11:30
  • MOLDOVA11:30-12:00
  • ISRAEL12:00-12:30
  • LATVIA12:30-13:00
  • NORWAY14:00-14:30
  • SPAIN14:30-15:00
  • MALTA15:00-15:30
  • GERMANY15:45-16:15
  • DENMARK16:15-16:45
  • ROMANIA16:45-17:15
  • UNITED KINGDOM18:15-18:45
  • GREECE18:45-19:15
  • FRANCE19:15-19:45
  • CROATIA20:00-20:30

Many of the performers were out partying last night at the official Eurovision Song Contest opening event at Zappeion in central Athens, and at the Euroclub venue following that. Today, it is back down to work to make sure that everything is perfect before the final dress rehearsals begin on Friday!

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site