Francesca was so nervous about her first rehearsal, that she hardly slept last night. The message in the song is about the "Six degree of separation", so Francesca wants to show, that we are all equal. There is no degree of separation. She compares us to apples. There are green apples, there are red apples and so on, but we are all the same.
Laura from Belgium told about Koen Wauters from Clouseau (Belgium 1991) being her vocal coach on X-factor and that she had made songs with Clouseau. And since I'm a big fan of Clouseau myself, I am so envious of Laura. She also told, that it is a member of Depeche Mode, that has produced her entry for Eurovision.
The guys talked about how they do a lot of charity work. Each of them has a cause, that is close to their hearts. As they say: "We've all been in a dark place too when we were younger" And of course they also mentioned the big work to get 3 busy calenders in sync for their singing jobs.
Slovenia has a Danish acrobat on stage. It was supposed to be two Slovnians, but for some reason, they couldn't make it. So Jannik from Denmark had basicly less than 3 weeks to rehearse. In Copenhagen everything was perfected, but as the pole in Globen Arena is attached much higher in the roof, he had big troubles with his act.
The first question to Dami from the floor, was if Australia wins, which country would she like to go back to next year. Dami replied: "I was hoping you would come to Australia. Don't you want to travel?" "However the problem with ESC in Australia would be that all the singers have to perform at 5 am in the morning".