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Live Blog: Saturday 30 April

Welcome to the Live Blog for Saturday 30 April (Day 1).

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What's new with the staging this year?

Spoiler alert: everything is pretty much same as last year – you can have six people on the stage, you can bring a burning fake piano or a treadmill if you like, you can have as many pyrotechnics as your country can afford, and there’s a huge semi-circular digital projection screen too.

The Eurovision team have also kept the rule that was introduced for last year – performers have the option to pre-record their backing vocals rather than have live backing singers on stage, or they can have both. So we might hear a few more virtual choirs.