Next week it will be Eurovision Week; on Tuesday 8 May 2018 the first semi-final will take place; and on Thursday 10 May 2018, the second semi-final will take place; then, to top it all off, on Saturday 12 May 2018, the Grand Final will take place and the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be crowned.
So, as you might have guessed from the title of this article, the rehearsals have begun. The Eurovision Song Contest’s official YouTube Channel has been releasing snippet videos of the first rehearsals. For your ease, we have combined them all in this one article, just for you.
Before viewing the clips of the rehearsals, why not check out our facts and stats article on the 43 competing countries and the acts that are representing them this year. Also, check out who our favourites are this year; or, better yet, why not vote for your own favourites in our ranked poll.
Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Semi-Finals First Rehearsals
Azerbaijan: AISEL – X My Heart
Iceland: Ari Ólafsson – Our Choice
Albania: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall
Belgium: Sennek – A Matter Of Time
Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaite – When We’re Old
Israel: Netta – Toy
Belarus: ALEKSEEV – Forever
Estonia: Elina Nechayeva – La Forza
Bulgaria: EQUINOX – Bones
F.Y.R. Macedonia: Eye Cue – Lost And Found
Croatia: Franka – Crazy
Austria: Cesár Sampson – Nobody But You
Greece: Yianna Terzi – Oniro mou
Finland: Saara Aalto – Monsters
Armenia: Sevak Khanagyan – Qami
Switzerland: ZiBBZ – Stones
Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Together
Cyprus: Eleni Foureira – Fuego
Norway: Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song
Romania: The Humans – Goodbye
Serbia: Sanja Ilic & Balkanika – Nova Deca
San Marino: Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening – Who We Are
Denmark: Rasmussen – Higher Ground
Russia: Julia Samoylova – I Won’t Break
Moldova: DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
The Netherlands: Waylon – Outlaw In ‘Em
Australia: Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
Georgia: Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao – For You
Poland: Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – Light Me Up
Malta: Christabelle – Taboo
Hungary: AWS – Viszlát Nyár
Latvia: Laura Rizzotto – Funny Girl
Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
Montenegro: Vanja Radovanovic – Inje
Slovenia: Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne!
Ukraine: MÉLOVIN – Under The Ladder
Look out for our upcoming article on the Big Five & the Host Country first rehearsals in the next couple of days. All six are already a part of the Grand Final, and so their rehearsals are on different days to those of the Semi-Final acts.
What do you make of these first rehearsals? Why not vote for your favourites in our ranked poll. We truly believe that staging will play an important role this year.