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Lisbon Today: Nine acts from the second Semi-Final to rehearse

01 May 2018 at 07:00 CEST
One of the crane cameras at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Andres Putting
As the weather in Lisbon is gradually improving, we look forward to what the third day of rehearsals will bring. On today's call sheet: Acts from the first nine countries taking part in the second Semi-Final.

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

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. Rehearsals and Meet & Greets are scheduled with the artists from the following countries:

  • Norway
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • San Marino
  • Denmark
  • Russia
  • Moldova
  • The Netherlands
  • Australia

The first rehearsal begins at 11:00, the last Meet & Greet ends around 20:30 CEST.

Last night in Lisbon

Let's kick off another day in Eurovision paradise with a few cheerful updates. 

Last night, we learned that Belgian singer Sennek celebrated her 28th birthday ?. 

Meanwhile, we stopped by at Philipp Kirkorov's birthday party. The flamboyant Russian singer, song writer and producer, who composed this year's Moldovan entry My Lucky Day, turned 51 ?. Of course, the Moldovan group DoReDos was present, just like the artists from Iceland, Belarus, Cyprus, Greece, Azerbaijan and Bulgaria. Russia's 2016 participant Sergey Lazarev also made a surprise appearance.

And if that wasn't enough, we also spotted an Instagram post from Waylon's girlfriend Bibi Breijman. It appears that this year's Dutch Eurovision hopeful and Bibi are expecting a ??baby later this year! Later, Waylon himself announced the big news in 'Outlaw' style.

Congratulations to all of you!

Missed anything yesterday? Check out Monday's Daily Digest to catch up with everything that happened in the Eurovision bubble on the second day of rehearsals.