Eurovision 2017 begins today with Semi-Final 1 Jury and Dress Rehearsals

Finally, that time of the year has already arrived! Today the Eurovision week of shows is officially starting with the two first dress rehearsals for the Semi-Final 1.

At 15:00 CET, the first dress rehearsal will take place at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv with 18 participating acts of the first semi-final, as well as the opening and interval performances which include last year’s Eurovision winner Jamala, the reason why the contest travelled to Ukraine. The second dress rehearsal will take place at 21:00 CET and that’s when the juries will cast their votes.

You can see the 18 participating countries below:

  1. Sweden: Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On
  2. Georgia: Tamara Gachechiladze – Keep the Faith
  3. Australia: Isaiah – Don’t Come Easy
  4. Albania: Lindita – World
  5. Belgium: Blanche – City Lights
  6. Montenegro: Slavko Kalezic – Space
  7. Finland: Norma John – Blackbird
  8. Azerbaiijan: Dihaj – Skeletons
  9. Portugal: Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois
  10. Greece: Demy – This Is Love
  11. Poland: Kasia Mos – Flashlight
  12. Moldova: Sunstroke Project – Hey Mamma
  13. Iceland: Svala – Paper
  14. Czech Republic: Martina Barta – My Turn
  15. Cyprus: Hovig – Gravity
  16. Armenia: Artsvik – Fly With Me
  17. Slovenia: Omar Naber – On My Way
  18. Latvia: Triana Park – Line

Apart from the 18 competing countries, the juries of Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom will also cast their votes and perform on stage their respective entries as well. Moreover, eurovision.tv will upload their full-length performances after a short clip is released during the live show on Tuesday, same procedure run in Stockholm last year. Click HERE to find out who the jurors of each country will be.

Which countries do you want to see at the Grand Final? Let us know in comments!

About Ifigeneia Filippidou (Greece/Sweden)

Ifigeneia Filippidou (Greece/Sweden)
Hello! I'm Ifi from Greece (living in Sweden since September 2010). I became a huge Eurovision fan in 2002 when I accidentally watched it on tv. I also love Melodifestivalen! I'm following the live shows since 2008 and since I moved to Sweden I've attended every final. I try to follow as many national finals as possible every year. And I'm also the biggest Alcazar fan! See you around! :)

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