Eurovision-2018: a year ago participants sang a song of Salvador Sobral

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It is the first time Lisbon has hosted a Eurovision contest after Portugal's Salvador Sobral won last year's contest in Ukraine's capital Kiev. Her entry, Toy, has gained worldwide popularity and is considered a favorite to win.

In an interview ahead of tonight's show, Netta admitted that the attention has been "embarrassing" for her. "I can not go to Eurovision and not stay for the Grand Final!"

Ryan O'Shaugnessy's through to the Eurovision final.

This is because the BBC is still part of the European Broadcasting Union which organises the contest, and EU membership is not required.

Only ten will qualify for Saturday's Grand Final.

SuRie, whose real name is Susanna Marie Cork, will be performing her track Storm in Lisbon at the grand final on Saturday.

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The UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain do not compete in the semi finals as they have a direct pass through to the final.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy blew the audience away with the song, "Together" which is a song about the end of a love affair.

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

Well, only the best, strangest, most eclectic TV song contest that has ever existed.

Austria, Estonia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Israel, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Albania, Finland and Ireland all progressed from the first semi-final on Tuesday.

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