As usual for the last years, the rehearsals for the participants start already almost two weeks before the contest - called Euroweeks.
The rehearsals are each followed by either a press conference, interviews, photo opportunities or fan meet and greets or a mix of those.
The second round of rehearsals - this time 30 minutes - will begin on Thursday, the 5th of May and will be accompanied by 30 minute press conferences.
The so-called Big 5 countries - Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain and the Host Country, Germany - will have their first rehearsals on Saturday, the 7th of May.
That is also the day when the traditional Welcome Reception will be held, where all the delegations are greeted officially by the City of Düsseldorf as well as the organisers of this year's contest.
The second round of rehearsals for the Big 5 countries will be held on the next day, but their second press conferences will be held a little later - on the following Friday before the Grand Final.
As it has been the case for the past years, Eurovision.tv will be covering everything going on during these weeks, from rehearsals to press conferences and parties.
For this, our volunteer team from all over Europe will be travelling to Düsseldorf and will be working very hard to show you as much as possible going on in Düsseldorf at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
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After the rehearsals for each country are over, naturally, the Dress Rehearsals for each Show - the first Semi-Final, the second Semi-Final and the Grand Final - will begin.
The first and second Dress Rehearsals are held on the day before the Show, the last one on the same day the Live Show will be held.
So, the first and Dress Rehearsal of the first Semi-Final will be held on the 9th of May, the third Dress Rehearsal and the Live Show on the 10th of May.
The first and Dress Rehearsal of the second Semi-Final will be held on the 11th of May, the third Dress Rehearsal and the Live Show on the 12th of May.
The first and Dress Rehearsal of the Grand Final will be held on the 11th of May, the third Dress Rehearsal and the Live Show on the 14th of May.