Recap of the first dress rehearsal of semi-final 2 of Eurovision 2016!
The first dress rehearsal of the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 concluded tonight, before the jury show tonight.
All 18 countries got to perform in what was the first time the show was run from start to finish. Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom also got to rehearse.
At the very beginning of the show, the same intro video from semi-final 1, featuring dandelion blossoms flying across Europe to unite into Globen, is shown, before Måns and Petra walk down the stage and welcome Europe. No Europe the band jokes this time though.
The hosts talk about how China, Australia, and the United States now also broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest, and begin a Broadway-style dance number, singing about Eurovision.
The 18 songs
The show kicks off with Latvia and runs through the 18 songs. The first break comes after Belarus, where another taxi hidden camera video is shown, like what was seen in the first semi-final, this time featuring Lordi and Herreys.
Petra also got to rehearse her green room skills again:
The interval act
After some preparation, the interval act “Man vs Machine” was rehearsed, with the industrial robots competing with humans in dance to world hits.
Tonight at 21:00 CET, the jury show begins in Globen, where 50 percent of the results will be decided. Tomorrow, the show airs live for the people to vote.