Good morning Europe this is Malmoe calling and here are the latest highlights of the day from the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 as reported in various sources. Yestrday Azerbaijan and Finland stole the impressions in the rehearsals but various happenings happened across Europe.
SPANISH ENTRANTS GREET OIKOTIMES VISITORS IN ENGLISH!
The band is just excited for what is going to come, when they come to Malmö and also trying to control themselves, as the nerves are already surfacing. Raquel’s dress for the final will not be shown on the 1st rehearsal on Sunday, even though SVT has asked them for trying to show, as soon as possible, the final elements for their performance, to have more time to improve things. Odds are not quite important for them and concluded on: ”The final result will depend on many things, odds are just one element to guide the audience what it could be happening’. Here is El Sueño de Morfeo English message to the oikotimes.com readers.
BELARUS VICTORY DAY GREETED BY ALYONA LANSKAYA
Last tonight Alyona sent congratulations to the people and veterans with the Victory day to Belarus. Victory day is remembered on 9th May. Alyona Lanskaya was in a great and positive mood again and enjoyed the recording very much in the city centre of Malmö!
EUPHORIC FLASHMOB IN MALMOE
The atmosphere in Malmo is getting hotter every day. Only few days are keeping us apart from the first semifinal. Now as a tribute to the contest 150 people gathered in a shopping mall as a flashmob and they surprised every single person who was at that moment there because they sang choral version of Loreen’s Euphoria. You can see it yourself how it looked like here.
IRISH PARTY FOR RYAN DOLAN IN MALMOE
It is a tradition that a delegation of a contry organise a party in the host city before the contest. One of those countries is a seven times winner – Ireland. The party was held in an Irish bar in Malmo and you can see Ryan’s performance from it here.
CAROLA IN THE GRAND FINAL
SVT just informed us that Carola (the 1991 Eurovision winner) will be part of the grand final interval act as annoucned this morning. Carola participated in 1983, 1991 and 2006 Eurovision Song Contest always ending up in the top five and recently declared by the Eurovision in Concert organizers as Miss Eurovision!
SOLAYOH VODKA STOPPED AT CUSTOMS
Belarus takes promoting seriously, the delegation gives away everything from t-shirts to sweets and mugs. They had also planned to bring 1,000 bottles of vodka from Belarus to Sweden but the Swedish customs forced them to change their plans. To be able to bring those bottles to Sweden, they would have had to pay a fine of 40,000 euros. Therefore the delegation only managed to bring 28 bottles through the customs. Instead, now the Belarusian team will only have Swedish Absolut vodka at their parties. (by escwebs.net)
UKRAINE PERFORMS TONIGHT
Zlata Ognevich message: Hello everybody! My sound technician just had the soundcheck session at Moriska Paviljongen because… because I will perform there tonight at 10 pm! Come sing with me, ask your questions and let’s have some fun together! I will sing my songs One Day and Gravity of course. Yours, Zlata Ognevich!
ROMANIANS ARE READY
The Romanian ESC delegation arrived in Malmö on the 8th of May, in the morning, after passing through Prague and Copenhagen. The Eurovision bus was waiting for Cezar and his team, to take them to the hotel in Malmö, close to Turning Torso Tower – an impressive skyscraper, one of the symbols of the city. Though tired after a white night, the Romanians took a trip to Malmö Arena, where, in a week, Cezar will be on the stage of Eurovision Song Contest 2013 second semifinal. The organizers are doing the last preparations for the press center, but, as rehearsals have started for a few days, we could take a sneak peek at Farid Mammadov’s first rehearsal, that was just happening on the stage. The way back to the hotel revealed a Malmö full of Eurovision symbols, the butterfly logo spreading colors all over the town.