Russia's Sergey Lazarev closes out the first day of Eurovision Song Contest rehearsals in Stockholm (Photo: Thomas Hanses / EBU)

2016 Rehearsals Day 1: Finland through Russia

The first half of the first Eurovision Song Contest semi final rehearsed their performances on the Globen stage in Stockholm.

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Douwe Bob will represent the Netherlands at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photo: Marc de Groot)

Eurovision 2016 Entry: Netherlands — Douwe Bob — Slow Down

Will a return to Americana slow down the competition and get the Netherlands back to the Grand Final once more?

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Douwe Bob will sing "Slow Down" at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. (Screen: YouTube)

First Listen: The Netherlands Goes Country (Again)

Has The Netherlands gone too many times to that well?

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Eurovision 2015 Entry: Estonia — Elina Born & Stig Rästa — Goodbye to Yesterday

We close out our Eurovision 2015 coverage of the first semi-final with “Goodbye to Yesterday” by Elina Born & Stig Rästa. Will Estonia ride its status as favorite all the way to the top of the scoreboard?

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Eurovision 2015 Entry: The Netherlands — Trijntje Oosterhuis — Walk Along

The Netherlands attempts to “Walk Along” to its third Eurovision Song Contest final in a row with Trijntje Oosterhuis. Are the Dutch establishing a new trend (aside from all the duets this year)?

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Eurovision First Listen: The Netherlands Chooses to “Walk Along”

The Netherlands are third to pick their entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, choosing Trijntje Oosterhuis’ “Walk Along”. Have a few years of internal selections given them tunnelvisie?

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Eurovision 2014 Entry: Armenia — Aram Mp3 — Not Alone

Armenia is the favorite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Will Aram Mp3’s “Not Alone” deliver the country its first win?

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Eurovision 2014 Entry: Portugal — Suzy — Quero Ser Tua

Portugal returns to the Eurovision Song Contest with “Quero Ser Tua” (“I Want to Be Yours”) by Suzy. Did the country use the year off to revamp its strategy to try to get its first win?

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Eurovision 2014 Entry: Belgium — Axel Hirsoux — Mother

Belgium’s Axel Hirsoux sings the hell out of “Mother” but a good song does not necessarily equal a good entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Eurovision 2014 Entry: Montenegro — Sergej Ćetković — Moj Svijet

Montenegro will try to get into the Eurovision Song Contest final for the first time with “Moj Svijet” by Sergej Ćetković. Though pretty, is the song too safe to leave an impression?

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