LIVE BLOG: Semi final 1 – First rehearsal

Rehearsal for Eurovision 2023

I’m in the virtual press centre watching live and letting you know what (if anything) changes and how the acts are pulling their performances together ahead of tonight’s Jury Final (live blogged by Mr Phil from 8pm UK time on this very site).

1. Lithuania
2. Slovenia
3. Russia
4. Sweden
5. Australia
6. North Macedonia
7. Ireland
8. Cyprus

9. Norway
10. Croatia
11. Belgium
12. Israel
13. Romania
14. Azerbaijan
15. Ukraine
16. Malta

We’ll also see a preview of the songs from Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.

If you’d like to read our reviews from the past few days click here:

First rehearsals  | Second rehearsals

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Gregory B.
Gregory B.
3 years ago

just wondering how the semis can be watched from Canada? help please!

Mo Fanning
Mo Fanning
3 years ago
Reply to  Gregory B.

The official Eurovision site is not (seemingly) geoblocked in Canada:

OMNI is also down to carry the show:

In the US, Peacock will stream all shows live and on demand.
A 7-day free trail is available – but suspect you need a US address.

Otherwise, I’d suggest a VPN and watching it through the SVT play from Swedish TV:
RUV Iceland has a stream with English commentary:

Gregory B
Gregory B
3 years ago
Reply to  Mo Fanning

Thanks for your reply 😉
I have doubts regarding YouTube but yup I just figured Omni TV will offer a live stream à la US, meaning buckets of commercials.. better than nothing!

Mo Fanning
Mo Fanning
3 years ago
Reply to  Gregory B

The Icelandic stream might be your best bet. It’s available internationally and US-based friends say the countdown is visible already. Other RUV content doesn’t show the countdown and is blocked, so I’d give that a shot.