Below you can find the proposed rehearsal schedule for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest to be staged in Baku. There is a four hour time difference between Baku and Ireland. Please note that this schedule was given to the delegations, but it is under review and may change before it is officially published by the E.B.U.

    BAKU TIME   IRISH TIME
SUNDAY MAY 13th            
  COUNTRY 1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
1
 Montenegro 11:00 - 11:40 12:25 - 13:05   07:00 - 07:40 08:25 - 09:05
2  Iceland 11:45 -12:25 13:10 - 13:50   07:45 -08:25 09:10 - 09:50
3  Greece 12:30 - 13:10 13:55 - 14:35   08:30 - 09:10 09:55 - 10:35
4  Latvia 13:15 - 13:55 14:40 - 15:20   09:15 - 09:55 10:40 - 11:20
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5  Albania 14:55 - 15:35 16:20 - 17:00   10:55 - 11:35 12:20 - 13:00
6  Romania 15:40 - 16:20 17:05 - 17:45   11:40 - 12:20 13:05 - 13:45
7  Switzerland 16:25 - 17:05 17:50 - 18:30   12:25 - 13:05 13:50 - 14:30
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8  Belgium 17:25 - 18:05 18:50 - 19:30   13:25 - 14:05 14:50 - 15:30
9  Finland 18:10 - 18:50 19:35 - 20:15   14:10 - 14:50 15:35 - 16:15
             
MONDAY MAY 14th            
  COUNTRY 1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
10  Israel 11:00 - 11:40 12:25 - 13:05   07:00 - 07:40 08:25 - 09:05
11  San Marino 11:45 -12:25 13:10 - 13:50   07:45 -08:25 09:10 - 09:50
12  Cyprus 12:30 - 13:10 13:55 - 14:35   08:30 - 09:10 09:55 - 10:35
13  Denmark 13:15 - 13:55 14:40 - 15:20   09:15 - 09:55 10:40 - 11:20
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14  Russia 14:55 - 15:35 16:20 - 17:00   10:55 - 11:35 12:20 - 13:00
15  Hungary 15:40 - 16:20 17:05 - 17:45   11:40 - 12:20 13:05 - 13:45
16  Austria 16:25 - 17:05 17:50 - 18:30   12:25 - 13:05 13:50 - 14:30
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17  Moldova 17:25 - 18:05 18:50 - 19:30   13:25 - 14:05 14:50 - 15:30
18  Ireland 18:10 - 18:50 19:35 - 20:15   14:10 - 14:50 15:35 - 16:15
             
TUESDAY MAY 15th            
  COUNTRY 1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
1
 Serbia 11:00 - 11:40 12:25 - 13:05   07:00 - 07:40 08:25 - 09:05
2  FYR Macedonia 11:45 -12:25 13:10 - 13:50   07:45 -08:25 09:10 - 09:50
3  Netherlands 12:30 - 13:10 13:55 - 14:35   08:30 - 09:10 09:55 - 10:35
4  Malta 13:15 - 13:55 14:40 - 15:20   09:15 - 09:55 10:40 - 11:20
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5  Belarus 14:55 - 15:35 16:20 - 17:00   10:55 - 11:35 12:20 - 13:00
6  Portugal 15:40 - 16:20 17:05 - 17:45   11:40 - 12:20 13:05 - 13:45
7  Ukraine 16:25 - 17:05 17:50 - 18:30   12:25 - 13:05 13:50 - 14:30
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8  Bulgaria 17:25 - 18:05 18:50 - 19:30   13:25 - 14:05 14:50 - 15:30
9  Slovenia 18:10 - 18:50 19:35 - 20:15   14:10 - 14:50 15:35 - 16:15
             
WEDNESDAY MAY 16th            
  COUNTRY 1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
10  Croatia 11:00 - 11:40 12:25 - 13:05   07:00 - 07:40 08:25 - 09:05
11  Sweden 11:45 -12:25 13:10 - 13:50   07:45 -08:25 09:10 - 09:50
12  Georgia 12:30 - 13:10 13:55 - 14:35   08:30 - 09:10 09:55 - 10:35
13  Turkey 13:15 - 13:55 14:40 - 15:20   09:15 - 09:55 10:40 - 11:20
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14  Estonia 14:55 - 15:35 16:20 - 17:00   10:55 - 11:35 12:20 - 13:00
15  Slovakia 15:40 - 16:20 17:05 - 17:45   11:40 - 12:20 13:05 - 13:45
16  Norway 16:25 - 17:05 17:50 - 18:30   12:25 - 13:05 13:50 - 14:30
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17  Bosnia -Herzegovina  17:25 - 18:05 18:50 - 19:30   13:25 - 14:05 14:50 - 15:30
18  Lithuania 18:10 - 18:50 19:35 - 20:15   14:10 - 14:50 15:35 - 16:15
             
THURSDAY MAY 17th            
  COUNTRY 2nd REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   2nd REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
1
 Montenegro 11:30 - 12:00 12:45 - 13:15   07:30 - 08:00 08:45 - 09:15
2  Iceland 12:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 13:45   08:00 - 08:30 09:15 - 09:45
3  Greece 12:30 - 13:00 13:45 - 14:15   08:30 - 09:00 09:45 - 10:15
4  Latvia 13:00 - 13:30 14:15 - 14:45   09:00 - 09:30 10:15 - 10:45
5  Albania 13:30 - 14:00 14:45 - 15:15   09:30 - 10:00 10:45 - 11:15
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6  Romania 15:00 - 15:30 16:15 - 16:45   11:00 - 11:30 12:15 - 12:45
7  Switzerland 15:30 - 16:00 16:45 - 17:15   11:30 - 12:00 12:45 - 13:15
8  Belgium 16:00 - 16:30 17:15 - 17:45   12:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 13:45
9  Finland 16:30 - 17:00 17:45 - 18:15   12:30 - 13:00 13:45 - 14:15
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10  Israel 17:20 - 17:50 18:35 - 19:05   13:20 - 13:50 14:35 - 15:05
11  San Marino 17:50 - 18:20 19:05 - 19:35   13:50 - 14:20 15:05 - 15:35
12  Cyprus 18:20 - 18:50 19:35 - 20:05   14:20 - 14:50 15:35 - 16:05
13  Denmark 18:50 - 19:20 20:05 - 20:35   14:50 - 15:20 16:05 - 16:35
             
FRIDAY MAY 18th            
  COUNTRY 2nd REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   2nd REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
14  Russia 11:30 - 12:00 12:45 - 13:15   07:30 - 08:00 08:45 - 09:15
15  Hungary 12:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 13:45   08:00 - 08:30 09:15 - 09:45
16  Austria 12:30 - 13:00 13:45 - 14:15   08:30 - 09:00 09:45 - 10:15
17  Moldova 13:00 - 13:30 14:15 - 14:45   09:00 - 09:30 10:15 - 10:45
18  Ireland 13:30 - 14:00 14:45 - 15:15   09:30 - 10:00 10:45 - 11:15
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1
 Serbia 15:00 - 15:30 16:15 - 16:45   11:00 - 11:30 12:15 - 12:45
2  FYR Macedonia 15:30 - 16:00 16:45 - 17:15   11:30 - 12:00 12:45 - 13:15
3  Netherlands 16:00 - 16:30 17:15 - 17:45   12:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 13:45
4  Malta 16:30 - 17:00 17:45 - 18:15   12:30 - 13:00 13:45 - 14:15
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5  Belarus 17:20 - 17:50 18:35 - 19:05   13:20 - 13:50 14:35 - 15:05
6  Portugal 17:50 - 18:20 19:05 - 19:35   13:50 - 14:20 15:05 - 15:35
7  Ukraine 18:20 - 18:50 19:35 - 20:05   14:20 - 14:50 15:35 - 16:05
8  Bulgaria 18:50 - 19:20 20:05 - 20:35   14:50 - 15:20 16:05 - 16:35
             
SATURDAY MAY 19th            
  COUNTRY 2nd REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   2nd REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
9  Slovenia 11:00 - 11:30 12:15 - 12:45   07:00 - 07:30 08:15 - 08:45
10  Croatia 11:30 - 12:00 12:45 - 13:15   07:30 - 08:00 08:45 - 09:15
11  Sweden 12:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 13:45   08:00 - 08:30 09:15 - 09:45
12  Georgia 12:30 - 13:00 13:45 - 14:15   08:30 - 09:00 09:45 - 10:15
13  Turkey 13:00 - 13:30 14:15 - 14:45   09:00 - 09:30 10:15 - 10:45
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    1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   1st REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
1  United Kingdom 14:30 - 15:10 15:55 - 16:35   10:30 - 11:10 11:55 - 12:35
9  France 15:15 - 15:55 16:40 - 17:20   11:15 - 11:55 12:40 - 13:20
10  Italy 16:00 - 16:40 17:25 - 18:05   12:00 - 12:40 13:25 - 14:05
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13  Azerbaijan 17:00 - 17:40 18:25 - 19:05   13:00 - 13:40 14:25 - 15:05
19  Spain 17:45 - 18:25 19:10 - 19:50   13:45 - 14:25 15:10 - 15:50
20  Germany 18:30 - 19:10 19:55 - 20:35   14:30 - 15:10 15:55 - 16:35
             
SUNDAY MAY 20th            
  COUNTRY 2nd REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE   2nd REHEARSAL PRESS CONFERENCE
14  Estonia 11:30 - 12:00 12:45 - 13:15   07:30 - 08:00 08:45 - 09:15
15  Slovakia 12:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 13:45   08:00 - 08:30 09:15 - 09:45
16  Norway 12:30 - 13:00 13:45 - 14:15   08:30 - 09:00 09:45 - 10:15
17  Bosnia -Herzegovina  13:00 - 13:30 14:15 - 14:45   09:00 - 09:30 10:15 - 10:45
18  Lithuania 13:30 - 14:00 14:45 - 15:15   09:30 - 10:00 10:45 - 11:15
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1  United Kingdom 15:00 - 15:30 16:15 - 16:45*   11:00 - 11:30 12:15 - 12:45*
9  France 15:30 - 16:00 16:45 - 17:15*   11:30 - 12:00 12:45 - 13:15*
10  Italy 16:00 - 16:30 17:15 - 17:45*   12:00 - 12:30 13:15 - 13:45*
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13  Azerbaijan 16:50 - 17:20 18:05 - 18:35*   12:50 - 13:20 14:05 - 14:35*
19  Spain 17:20 - 17:50 18:35 - 19:05*   13:20 - 13:50 14:35 - 15:05*
20  Germany 17:50 - 18:20 19:05 - 19:35*   13:50 - 14:20 15:05 - 15:35*
           

* Subject to review

             
MONDAY MAY 21st            
SEMI ONE  FIRST DRESS REHEARSAL 20:00 - 22:00     16:00 - 18:00  
SEMI ONE  JURY FINAL       20:00 - 22:00  
             
TUESDAY MAY 22nd            
SEMI ONE  JURY FINAL 00:00 - 02:00        
SEMI ONE  SECOND DRESS REHEARSAL 18:00 - 20:00     14:00 - 16:00  
SEMI ONE  LIVE SHOW       20:00 - 22:00  
             
WEDNESDAY MAY 23rd            
SEMI ONE  LIVE SHOW 00:00 - 02:00        
SEMI TWO  FIRST DRESS REHEARSAL 20:00 - 22:00     16:00 - 18:00  
SEMI TWO  JURY FINAL       20:00 - 22:00  
             
THURSDAY MAY 24th            
SEMI TWO  JURY FINAL 00:00 - 02:00        
SEMI TWO  SECOND DRESS REHEARSAL 18:00 - 20:00     14:00 - 16:00  
SEMI TWO  LIVE SHOW       20:00 - 22:00  
             
FRIDAY MAY 25th            
SEMI TWO  LIVE SHOW 00:00 - 02:00        
GRAND FINAL  FIRST DRESS REHEARSAL 20:00 - 23:15     16:00 - 19:15  
GRAND FINAL  JURY FINAL       20:00 - 23:15  
             
SATURDAY MAY 26th            
GRAND FINAL  JURY FINAL 00:00 - 03:15        
GRAND FINAL  SECOND DRESS REHEARSAL 16:00 - 19:15     12:00 - 15:15  
GRAND FINAL  LIVE SHOW       20:00 - 23:15  
             
SUNDAY MAY 26th            
GRAND FINAL  LIVE SHOW 00:00 - 03:15