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Live Blog: Saturday 8 May

Welcome to the Live Blog for Saturday 8 May (Day 1).

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08 May 2021 at 15:35 CEST

Preview of Ireland's performance coming up...

All the other performers today have managed three run-throughs, but Ireland only managed two because of the complexity of their staging. Each delegation has exactly half an hour for rehearsal - there's even a big countdown clock. In Eurovision world, half an hour means half an hour...

We'll post a preview video soon, but you can take a look at the gallery now.