Semifinal one will be rehearsed twice on the stage today. The first is simply a practice run-through, the second is very important as it is the Jury Final for this semifinal. 50% of the vote for semifinal 1 will be decided tonight, as the juries around the 20 voting nations decide their ranking of the 16 songs. Along with the competitors in the show, Austria, France, Spain and Australia’s juries will vote tonight. The photo above shows the press prediction poll in the Wiener Stadthalle press centre; how accurate will it be?
Dress Rehearsal 1 : Press rehearsal: 15:00cet
The first dress rehearsal is a non-ticketed event, open only to press. We’ll be giving you live updates via twitter @escXtra, instagram and facebook, plus live commentary and analysis on our webstream and webchat at www.escXtra.com/live or www.escXtra.com/live/mobile.
Dress Rehearsal 2: Jury Final: 21:00cet
Tonight we’ll offer the same same detailed coverage as during the afternoon, plus a written live blog, so that you’ll have the full lowdown on how the entrants’ performances and vocals held out under jury scrutiny.
During the day we’re looking to gather Eurostars past and present to join us on the webstream, starting this lunchtime with Moldova’s stars from 2010, Sunstroke Project!