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Posted May 10, 2018

Other acts in the first semi-final expected to do well include Estonia's Elina Nechayeva and Eleni Foureira from Cyprus.

As a result numerous competing countries used more traditional staging techniques, including spotlights, projected images and fireworks.

On stage were representatives of 19 countries, but only ten of them will fight in the final, which will take place this Saturday. Participants of "Eurovision" was met with four leading.

Now she has to compete in the final competition, which will take place on Saturday, may 12.

Supporting Jessica on her Eurovision journey is her boyfriend-of-nine-years Themeli Magripilis. "It's a song that empowers people, and we want people to use it as an anthem. which is about standing up to bullies".

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. Every other country has to participate in two semi-finals and the 10 best head through, forming a final pool of 26 acts.

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Ryan O'Shaughnessy's handsome ballad "Together" won over the Lisbon crowd, as well as the voters watching at home around Europe, not to mention Ireland's competition commentator Marty Whelan, who had his own brilliant reaction to the qualification.

The BBC has an all-LGBT commentary line-up this year.

Rough translation: Australia is facing a more even field in Friday's second semi-final, where our biggest threat is Norway's Alexander Rybak, lifting our chances of a successful result.

Named after 2008 Norwegian contestant Maria Haukass Storeng, provoking the Maria Effect at the pre-party is considered a good omen for the grand final.

A global stream of all three events without commentary is available via the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

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