Ireland makes Eurovision final for first time in five years

Putting on a show! Jessica revealed her performance is'shaping up really well as she hit the stage at the Altice Arena in Portugal's capital Lisbon

Putting on a show! Jessica revealed her performance is'shaping up really well as she hit the stage at the Altice Arena in Portugal's capital Lisbon

Lisbon hosts the first Semi-Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Israel's Netta is among the favourites for the main prize after competing in the first semi-final with her track Toy, which has a powerful message of female empowerment - and a quirky chicken dance.

It's the first time Ireland has made the Eurovision Final since 2013.

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The singer-songwriter SuRie was the surprise victor of the Eurovision: You Decide contest, beating heavy favourite Asanda to become the UK's 2018 entry. "I love Eurovision so I have been searching for the right opportunity to be part of it".

Susanna Marie Cork, now better known as SuRie, grew up in the Herefordshire market town of Bishop's Stortford and started writing her own songs at the age of 12.

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On stage were representatives of 19 countries, but only ten of them will fight in the final, which will take place this Saturday. Malta has failed to reach the final twice in the past three years, but she'll still be hoping for a golden ticket.

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

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to vote for their favourite song in the first semi-final after the final act has finished performing. Both semi-finals will be rebroadcast in primetime at 7:30pm.

The Grand Final of the popular contest will be held Saturday.

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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