Lithuania gets into Eurovision final

14 May, 2018, 06:09 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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Ended the first day of the contest Eurovision-2018.

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

It's the first time for Portugal to host the competition, after Salvador Sobral won the contest a year ago.

In case you haven't heard the news, Ireland qualified for the Eurovision final last night.

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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.

It is the 31-year-old's first time performing at the song contest.

Oftentimes, Eurovision songs are typically genre-less power ballads or upbeat dance songs, usually talking about a desire for world peace and harmony. In 2015, she was a backing singer on Loic Nottet's Belgian entry, Rhythm Inside, while past year she returned to Team Belgium as musical director for 2017 entry City Lights by Blanche.

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

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Portugal won Eurovision 2017 with Amar pelos dois, performed by Salvador Sobral, so this year, Lisbon hosts 42 other participating nations.

"Other countries have seen that, so I'm just so happy that other people feel what we feel".

He auditioned for the Voice of Ireland in 2012 and got through to the live finals, but that hampered his appearance on Britain's Got Talent.

Speaking about her future with Themeli and settling down, Jessica said: 'I actually haven't envisioned us being married, and I think it will happen when it happens'.

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Today's first semi-final sent home nine countries: Azerbaijan, Iceland, Belgium, Belarus, F.Y.R. Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Armenia and Switzerland.

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