Emotions in the dressing room area before show
With just a short time to go until the show starts, the competing artists in tonights Eurovision Song Contest are all making their final preparations backstage, and there is a buzzing atmosphere in the dressing rooms area.
A lot of delegations stayed behind closed doors in their dressing rooms tonight, and a lot of singing behind closed doors could be heard.
Iceland's Sjonni's Friends were amongst the most relaxed, sitting on stairs playing their guitar and singing for the other delegations to enjoy.
Amaury Vassili was visible a lot as he had many photograph requests from the other competing artists and volunteers.
Ireland's Jedward were for once quiet and nowhere to be seen, however their dressing room door was decorated with interesting posters.
Check out the gallery below to see some of the dressing room images.