Ireland goes through to Eurovision final

14 May, 2018, 06:04 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Putting on a show! Jessica revealed her performance is'shaping up really well as she hit the stageĀ at the Altice Arena in Portugal's capital Lisbon

Ryan represented Ireland, which has more Eurovision wins (seven) than any other country, but has not won the competition since 1996.

At this year's Eurovision: You Decide, singer-songwriter SuRie was the surprise victor, beating out heavy favourite Asanda to become the UK's entry in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

The 63rd annual contest of the world's longest-running global television music competition will stage its semifinals Tuesday and Thursday in Lisbon, Portugal.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy was our entrant this year, and was the 18th performer of the evening with his song Together.

Ladies and gentlemen! Our hearts beat from Lisbon, where the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is now taking place.

Now, rumour has it that he's in talks for a Eurovision documentary for Netflix, which I think we can all agree would be pretty cool!

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These countries have qualified for the Grand Final, which takes places this Saturday, 12th of May.

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

Ireland's entry has proceeded to the finals.

"I know our results have fluctuated over the years but I have a really good feeling about our chances this year", the singer shared.

SBS broadcasts the first semi-final from 5am on Wednesday and Mauboy's performance in the second semi-final on Friday, with the grand final on Sunday morning.

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