Eurovision Song Contest Finale To Stream Live On YouTube This Saturday

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Tuesday's other qualifiers for the final were Portugal, Cyprus, Sweden, Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Poland, Australia and Belgium.

The so-called "Big Five" - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - are traditionally guaranteed a spot in the final, along with the host nation.

Asked what her ideal outcome would be by the Telegraph, Jones said: "I just don't want to come last, really".

Executive Producer of Eurovision 2017 Pavlo Hrytsak said this at a press conference at the International Exhibition Center today, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. Of the 18 contestants, only 10 performers from Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Hungary, Denmark, Israel, Romania, Norway, the Netherlands and Austria received a place in the final, which will be held on May 13.

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"People have their ideas about things, but it's Eurovision", she added. "I feel so grateful to have such a family that have supported me". With Graham Norton commentating and many of us attending Eurovision parties across the country, much fun can be had without rooting for your national entry.

The scoring system used in the Eurovision semi-final heats aggregates a score from the professional juries of competing countries with audience voting.

That's because Francesco Gabbani, competing for Italy, is the bookies' favourite to win Eurovision 2017 thanks to his - rather catchy - track Occidental Karma.

The Eurovision Song Contest started with just seven participating countries in 1956 and so far almost 1,500 songs have taken part.

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With just hours to go until the Eurovision Song Contest gets under way, here is what you need to know.

Imri Ziv, 25, won the right to represent Israel in the annual competition after winning this years "Rising Star" singing competition TV show. "If it was my song then I would definitely, yeah".

He's got the most Eurovision experience of the three, which completely explains why he's been relegated to the position of Green Room host for the live broadcasts.

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