Ireland through to Eurovision Final with song penned by Wicklow man

Ireland through to Eurovision Final with song penned by Wicklow man

Ireland through to Eurovision Final with song penned by Wicklow man

The Eurovision Song Contest kicks off on Tuesday night with the first semi-final.

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

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.

Azerbaijan, Israel and Ireland are among the countries hoping to reach the grand final of Eurovision 2018 tonight in the first semi-final in Lisbon.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB "BNS". Belarus is one of the countries with the longest and most successful history in the competition, having participated in every contest since its beginning, and winning in 2005 and 2007.

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

A total of 22 countries had voting rights in the first semi-final, including the 19 competing ones, as well as 3 of the 6 automatic finalists, namely Spain, the United Kingdom and the host country of Portugal.

Guy Sebastian, Dami Im and Isaiah have given it their best at Eurovision since 2015, and this year it's Jessica Mauboy's turn.

In Australia, SBS is the only broadcaster with rights to Eurovision.

Ten acts progressed to Saturday's final, with nine eliminated.

O'Shaughnessy performed "Together" in the semi-final last night, and dancers Kevin O'Dwyer and Alan McGrath recreated the dance from the video, eliciting screams from the crowd when they appeared on the set.

If you want all the Eurovision action without the commentating, you can live stream all the shows on Eurovision's official YouTube channel.

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