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Lisbon Today: Ten acts from the first Semi-Final to rehearse

29 April 2018 at 09:06 CEST
Generic photos stage Thomas Hanses
Today is the first day of rehearsals, featuring acts from the first ten countries taking part in the first Semi-Final.

All times in this story are CEST. In Lisbon, it is one hour earlier (WEST).

The Press Centre next door from the Altice Arena will open its doors well ahead of the first rehearsal. The first act on stage — Azerbaijan — will report for duty at 9:40 CEST to prepare.

During each participant's first rehearsal, lasting 30 minutes, accredited press has no access to the arena. Journalists can however follow the rehearsals on screen at the Press Centre. 

On today's schedule we find rehearsals and Meet & Greets with the artists from the following countries:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Iceland
  • Albania
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • Lithuania
  • Israel
  • Belarus
  • Estonia
  • Bulgaria

The first rehearsal begins at 11:00, the last Meet & Greet ends around 21:15 CEST.

Stay tuned for a full day of detailed coverage of what's going on behind the scenes!