Copenhagen Blog: Happenings

Yesterday’s Red Carpet Opening Ceremony took place in bright, warm spring sunshine balanced by a cold wind from somewhere (some locals blame Sweden..). Hair-dos however remained unruffled by the wind and many contestants had beautifully done hairstyles. Conchita Wurst (Austria), being Conchita Wurst, responded to a comment about doing her beautiful hair with ”I don’t know because I’m not there when they’re doing my hair”.

If you missed the live coverage of the ceremony you can watch it here: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/webtv?program=105153

Tomorrow the the Icelandic fan club OGAE Iceland will be leading a zumba session at the Eurovision Village – #JoinUs and more info from here: http://www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen/zumba-gdk888977

Tonight the 10 qualifiers from Semifinal 1 will be partly decided – at 21:00 Copenhagen time the jury of each participating country will vote at the second dress rehearsal, giving 50% of the total votes for Semifinal 1. We will see the show live tomorrow at 22:00 Finnish time on YLE2, when televoters will cast the remaining 50% of the total votes, and the 10 qualifiers to the Grand Final will be confirmed by midnight tomorrow.

Excitement is rising..