Day 7: 'Big 5' have first rehearsals

The participants from Sweden, Cyprus, Bulgaria, FYR Macedonia and Israel had today their last rehearsals, leading the way to the last Open Rehearsals of the Semi-Finalists, to take place tomorrow.

It was also the time for contestants from France, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany and Spain to try out the stage for the first time.

See in our articles below what happened today in all those rehearsals!

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Tonight, the traditional Welcome Party, this time dubbed as the Lord Mayor's Reception, will be held in the Tonhalle, where the organisers and the City of Düsseldorf will welcome the delegations and the media of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. 

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