Cyprus 2018: First rehearsal
First rehearsal: Eleni Foureira representing Cyprus (Photo: Andres Putting/EBU)

Eurovision 2018 Semi-final 1: First rehearsals

The rehearsals in Lisbon have started. Today the second half of Semi-final 1 had their first rehearsals on the Eurovision stage. Watch a snippet of the rehearsals here

Today the last 9 participants from Semi-final 1 rehearsed for the first time on the Eurovision stage. Watch the videos (snippet) of the rehearsals from Sunday and Monday.

1st rehearsals (30 minutes)

Before the 1st rehearsal each country gets instructions on safety, the dressing room area is presented, and there will be an In-Ear Monitoring Rehearsal backstage.

After the 1st rehearsal each delegation go to the Viewing Room, to see the recording of the rehearsal. Here any changes on visuals, camera work, choreography, etc. will be discussed. After this, there will be a makeup consultation, and the Press Meet & Greet takes place.

Semi-final 1 (1st half)

1st rehearsals, Sunday 29 April
Ari Ólafsson
Eugent Bushpepa
Mikolas Josef
Ieva Zasimauskaitė
Elina Nechayeva

Semi-final 1 (2nd half)

1st rehearsals, Monday 30 April
Cesár Sampson
Yianna Terzi
Saara Aalto
Sevak Khanagyan
Ryan O'Shaughnessy
Eleni Foureira

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