Day 1: First rehearsals take place in Düsseldorf01 May 2011 at 23:47 CEST
The first contestant to take the stage was Magdalena Tul from Poland who gave a smashing performance.
That rehearsal was of course followed by a series of other wonderful first tries on the stage of this year's Europe's favourite TV-show by contestants from Norway, Albania, Armenia, Turkey, Serbia, Russia, Switzerland, Georgia and Finland.
Tommorrow the second half of the first Semi-Final participants will get their first try. It'll be the artists from Malta, San Marino, Croatia, Iceland, Hungary, Portugal, Lithuania, Azerbaijan and Greece this time.
Check out what happened today in all of our reports! And stay tuned for another full day of coverages from the rehearsals, as close as you can get, right here on Eurovision.tv!
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