May 1st: First Rehearsal & Press Conference


The first round of rehearsals for the second Semi-Final participants, kicked off with the return of former winner Alexander Rybak from Norway. 

After his rehearsal, caught up with the Norwegian singer:

“I am so happy to be part of Eurovision again. But now that I’ve finished the first rehearsal, so much weight has fallen off my shoulders. We were smiling all the time and finally we can enjoy the results of our hard work.”
Norway will participate in the Second Semi-Final on Thursday, the 10th of May.
First rehearsal: 10.00 – 10.30 local time


Eurovision  Press Conference: 12.25 – 12.45 local time

Video by Good Evening Europe TV


Tuesday May 1st. 10.00 AM (local time).

The Norwegian Delegation arrived to Altice Arena for the first rehearsal on stage and was welcomed by Norwegian supporters

Video by EscNorge


Press-reactions to Alexanders’ first rehearsal :

Alexander Rybaks’ first 24 hours in Lisbon – EscNorge

Alexander Rybak’s back and that’s how you write a Eurovision winning song for Norway –

Rybak rises on the betting list after the first try in Lisbon –


Photos from the First rehearsal and Press Conference. Photos by Eurovision.TV, EscNorge and Good Evening Europe