The Songfestivalkoorts increases. Not in the least in the Netherlands that towering favorite. But also in Tel Aviv, they are on for the event. It is expected tens of thousands of fans in the city. Also the press will hundreds come to visit. On the accreditatielijst includes names from around the world. The European Broadcasting Union says no figures to disclose, but it is believed that there are from eighty countries around 1550 journalists are present. That will have its hands more than full, because there are daily press conferences, rehearsals and other events.