Eurovision 2018: Here are the first semi-final qualifiers!

Glen Norman
May 14, 2018

On the eve of the Eurovision Song Contest, the odds-on favorite is Israel's Netta and her brassy "Toy".

Mauboy will perform in the second Eurovision semi-final on Thursday.

Israel, along with Austria, Estonia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Albania, Finland and Ireland, all progressed to the music competition's grand finale.

Our gay hearts swelled when we first saw the video for "Together", the gay love song that doubled as Ireland's Eurovision video entry.


This year's Eurovision Song Contest will mark the 63rd year the competition has been running.

During last night's Eurovision broadcast, 25-year-old O'Shaughnessy, who describes himself as a "versatile singer", performed "Together" in the semi-finals, much to the crowds delight.

The Eurovision song contest kicked into high gear on Tuesday in Lisbon with tens of thousands of music fans further boosting the record tourist numbers in the city, where pop star Madonna fixed her residence past year.

Ryan told the Eurovision cameras backstage how it was impossible to describe the feeling of being called up for the final.


Oftentimes, Eurovision songs are typically genre-less power ballads or upbeat dance songs, usually talking about a desire for world peace and harmony.

And, after what basically felt like forever, Ireland's Ryan O'Shaughnessy was called as the tenth finalist of the night.

Portugal this year for the first time host the "Eurovision".

Forty-three countries will...


"I think because we have now delivered in a row, they're like, oh, they've come to play, they don't dick around, they're taking this seriously", Creasey says.

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