Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Drew Collins

Ireland makes Eurovision final for first time in five years

Ireland makes Eurovision final for first time in five years

Singer-songwriter SuRie is representing the United Kingdom this year with the song Storm.

In an interview ahead of tonight's show, Netta admitted that the attention has been "embarrassing" for her.

Israel has made the final round for the past four years consecutively, and has won the competition three times.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy's lovely ballad "Together" won over the Lisbon crowd, as well as the voters watching at home around Europe, not to mention Ireland's competition commentator Marty Whelan, who had his own brilliant reaction to the qualification.

Tomorrow the whole country will be cheering for our participant.

The Eurovision 2018 final will air this Saturday night from Lisbon, Portugal. The former actor in Fair City and finalist on Britain's Got Talent will perform the song Together at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.

On the day of the first semi-final of the main favorite of bookmakers was the representative of Cyprus, Eleni, Furara. Last year's winners Portugal also do not have to qualify via the semis.

For everyone else, here's Jessica Mauboy's entry for the 2018 edition of the song contest.

The other countries, including Australia, battle it out in two semi-finals, with the top ten performances from each heading through to the Grand Finals.

They'll join the six automatic qualifiers and the countries that make it through Thursday's second semi-final on Saturday.

Just visit the Eurovision website during the broadcast and give artists an immediate thumbs up or the thumbs down during their time on stage.

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