Lisbon blog: Day 9, Monday 7 May

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Reporting for OGAE UK and Vision magazine we have Hass Yusuf (words), David Ransted (photos), and along with Robin Scott who’s helping us out, especially with any videoing. This blog will be updated throughout the day.

It’s Eurovision week! Today we’ll have a full dress rehearsal of Semi-Final 1!

But before all that let’s catch up with some of David’s pics.

The San Marino ‘bot with Jessika (right) and Jenifer Brening

From Denmark we have Rasmussen and his viking pals – don’t get in their way!

Julia Samoylova from Russia on her mountain top

DoReDos from Moldova up to no good!

Waylon and pal from the Netherlands getting very excited

It’s a windy stage for Jessica Mauboy from Australia

Here are some of the members from Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao representing Georgia with nice harmonies

Poland’s Lukas Meijer and Gromee get the old techno-beat going

Christabelle from Malta tries to break some taboos

Is anyone going to knock some sense into head-bangers AWS from Hungary?

Red is the colour for Laura Rizzotto of Latvia

Dancing off to us is Benjamin Ingrosso from Sweden

Vanja Radovanovic from Montenegro goes all Balkan on us

Lea Sirk from Slovenia seems to have grown a few extra arms!

Ukraine’s Melovin becomes a goth!

The United Kingdom’s SuRie is ready to cause a storm!

Amaia & Alfred from Spain in lurve

Portugal’s Claudia Pascoal (right) and Isaura try to do a double

Italy’s Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro sing for peace

It’s probably easy to figure out who’s who from Madame Monsieur of France

Germany’s Michael Schulte remembers walking with his dad

The first dress rehearsal has now finished. Besides the 19 songs, the acts from Spain, UK and Portugal were also recorded. SuRie was ace as usual. It’s going to be a great semi-final – and unfortunately it’ll mean some excellent songs won’t make it through as there are more than ten worthy ones that belong in the Grand Final. But such is life.

 

 

 

 

 

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