The full rehearsal schedule of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has now been published on the official Eurovision website Eurovision.tv. You can find the full schedule here and all times mentioned are in Central European Time (CET).

All 40 countries will have 30 minutes on their first rehearsals. This will begin on Monday 11th May under the confirmed running order, starting with the first half of the First Semi-Final then the second half on Tuesday. The first half of the Second Semi-Final gets under way on Wednesday, with the second half on Thursday. All 4 days start at 12:00, with the Press Meet & Greet section starting later at 14:25.

The Big 5 countries, plus hosts Austria and guest country Australia, will have their first rehearsals on Sunday, 17th May at a much earlier time of 9:40 starting with Italy. Their Press Meet & Greets begin at 12:05.

Second rehearsals for all 40 countries will be shorter at 20 minutes. This starts on Friday 15th May at 10:20 with all 16 countries from the First Semi-Final and Saturday for all 17 countries from the Second Semi-Final. Press conferences will begin at 11:20. Austria, Australia and the Big 5 countries will have their 2nd rehearsals on Wednesday 20th May, starting at 10:00 with the press conferences at 11:00.

Dress rehearsals for the First Semi-Final begin on Monday 18th May, with the first one at 15:00. Jury performances will take place during the 2nd dress rehearsal later at 21:00 and the third on Tuesday at 15:00. Second Semi-Finalists will have theirs on Wednesday, with the third the day after.

Under the full confirmed running order, which will be announced later after the Second Semi-Final, dress rehearsals for the Grand Final will be on Friday 22nd May, with the first on 14:00 and the jury performances on the second at 21:00. The third will be on Saturday at 13:00.

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Stephanie
6 years ago

The Big 5 and Australia will also have their grand final allocation draw during their press conferences so we will know which half they will all be performing

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

Yeah….Its like watching the making of a favorite movie that i love..
It shatters completely the special unique sense i feel..
I’m even thinking to even not watch the live performances of some entries that i dislike..

No way im gonna watch the performance of that disgusting [email protected] from Finland..!

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

I tryed not to watch the rehearsals last year , i failed… This year i will succeed:)

Deniz@TurkNL
6 years ago

I just can’t wait… :S

Melissa J
6 years ago

I thought they had moved the dates to the previous weekend, but I guess not? It’s the same weekend as the Monaco Grand Prix again! Two of my favorite European events in one weekend!
I tend not to watch the rehearsals either. When I sit down to watch that Semi-1 on Tuesday, I want to be completely surprised about the staging and get a really amazing experience!!

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

Mario, I think you are missing a treat because the semi-finals can be more exciting that the main show. That’s because there are, effectively, ten winners. But I admire your devotion.

Teemo, I think Lithuania will qualify. They usually do. I think their staging is cute and they are one of the few countries to have submitted a live performance in their preview video

Teemo
Teemo
6 years ago

Mario, good decision. Previous year i already saw all rehearsels… it ruined it indeed! Let it be a surprise for the moment! I already know the songs, don’t have to know everything already…

Teemo
Teemo
6 years ago

So… maybe Italy will peform very first at the grand final? (Should be fair) Would be a great entry to open the contest. (#35 in my top) Or i hope that Russia (#18) will open the final and that The Netherlands (#13), Georgia (#4) or Spain (#2) will end the final.

Can somebody tell me why Lithuania will be performing first at the second semi final? Its not really a entry to start with… i’m almost sure they won’t qualify, and the running order isn’t in their favor.

Mario
Mario
6 years ago

@ Fatima
Well obviously i won’t watch at all the live performances of all the 16 songs of the 1st semifinal & of the 17 songs of the 2nd semifinal before i learn after which ones the actual qualifiers will eventually be..

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

Mario MVOGL-PMP, can you explain how will you know what entries NOT to watch in the semi-finals ? It really will be precious magic if you can work out in advance who will qualify.

Mario My Vision of Gay Love ~ Practice Makes Perfect ~ Work It Out 4 The Win!
Mario My Vision of Gay Love ~ Practice Makes Perfect ~ Work It Out 4 The Win!
6 years ago

{oops typo}
Its *Practice* 🙂

Countdown
48 days to go 4 the live shows of May! <3

Mario My Vision of Gay Love ~ Practise Makes Perfect!
Mario My Vision of Gay Love ~ Practise Makes Perfect!
6 years ago

10 rehearsals 4 the songs that will compete on the 2 semifinals
& 6 rehearsals 4 the songs of the 7 direct finalists..

Personally i will not watch any of the rehearsals because it will ruin the precious magic 4 me..
I will not even watch twice the live on stage performances of the entries of the semifinals..
So that means that 4 the 20 qualifiers of the 1st & 2nd semifinal im gonna wait so to watch them live only on the big final of Saturday..

Giorgos
Giorgos
6 years ago

Great!