Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Semi-Finals First Rehearsals

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

Semi-Final 1:

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

Semi-Final 2

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.

Tell us all your thoughts on the first rehearsals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

29-year-old writer, blogger, author, and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Fuzzable. In the past, I have written for the Daily Star, Channillo, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, Fox & Squirrel Photography, Modern Magazine, and Electric Mode. Follow me on all socials under the handle: @CriticJonni. Email me at also, if you want, you can buy me a virtual coffee: