Now that we have seen all the semi-finalists on stage twice, it’s direct finalists’ turn to conquer Malmö Arena on their first round of rehearsals. The order in which these countries rehearse has nothing to do with the exact running order in the final. Following times are local times (CET).
13:30-14:00 UNITED KINGDOM
Petra Mede’s press conference will take place at noon at the press center. It can be watched live online.
Later today, all the 39 delegations will attend Welcome Reception at Malmö Opera house. For the first time the event is streamed live online so that anyone can follow the festivities through SVT webcast.
At first, the artists will arrive and pose on the 70 meter long red carpet, after that the opening ceremony inside the opera house begins.
- 18:30 Artists begin arriving to the the red carpet;
18.30: Christer Björkman, Petra Mede and Loreen
20.06: San Marino
20.15: United Kingdom
- 20:40 All artists have arrived at the Malmö Opera
- 21:00 Opening Ceremony at the Malmö Opera begins
- 21:30 Opening Ceremony at the Malmö Opera ends
As soon as these festivities are over, the delegations will be shuttled to the EuroClub, to join accredited press and fans for the Welcome Party.