Israel's Netta Barzilai through to Eurovision finals with runaway hit 'Toy'

14 May, 2018, 04:45 | Author: Laverne Higgins
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This year's Eurovision Song Contest will mark the 63rd year the competition has been running.

But now delegates of 43 countries are spending a hectic week in Lisbon and around the country, going from press conferences to rehearsal and from worldwide parties to excursions. Singer SuRie will represent the United Kingdom with her song "Storms". REUTERS/Pedro Nunes Saara Aalto from Finland performs the song "Monsters" in Lisbon, Portugal, Monday, May 7, 2018 during a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest.

The singer also thanked parents for supporting her dreams of becoming a singer.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy, 25, got himself into a bit of trouble when he went down the reality route in both Ireland and the UK.

It's the first time Ireland has made the Grand Final since 2013. It features an adorable gay couple frolicking down the street after leaving Dublin's Temple Bar.

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The music video's dancers recreated the video onstage in a performance that pushed "Together" through to the Eurovision finals.

Among those sending their well wishes to Ryan following the news are past Ireland Eurovision representatives Nicky Byrne, Brendan Murray and Dustin the Turkey.

He performed Adele's Set Fire To The Rain at his blind audition and eventually placed third overall. The actor was recently spotted in Lisbon for the Song Contest and revealed to French publication 20 Minutes that he's been a following it for nearly twenty years.

Meanwhile, Cyprus are the firm favourites after an unprecedented move from 66/1 to 5/2 following Monday night's semi-finals jury show.

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