Eurovision 2018: first semi-final to take place today

10 May 2018, 06:42 | Andres Norman

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Ryan O'Shaughnessy's attractive 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.

We have our first ten qualifiers for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Portugal's capital city, Lisbon, this week.

THE publication of a photograph of Spain's Alfred and Amaia taken during rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest nearly led to the country being expelled from the competition on Saturday.

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Israel's last Eurovision win was in 1998, when Dana International, a trans woman, won with her song "Diva".

It is time to put up the bunting, make your final part preparations ang get ready to cheer her on all the way this Saturday night.

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Six of the 43 nations automatically qualify for the finals.

The other four are Germany, Italy, Spain and France, while hosts Portugal also automatically qualified for the final. The final will be Saturday.

The other stories to fall at the semi-final stage were Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Iceland and Switzerland.

Voters can vote by downloading the Eurovision app, calling or sending a text message, but are not allow to place a vote for their own country.

SBS are the broadcast partner of Eurovision and have been covering the event for years.

Jessika and Jenifer Brening will perform 4th in the second semi-final.

The finals start at 5am (AEST) on Sunday.



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