Der Deutsche Michael Schulte schaffte es überraschend auf den vierten Rang. Erm, right. Eurovision news: The official results of semi-final 2 of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest have been released by the EBU. Video: ESC 2018: Das Finale in voller Länge. We're only a few minutes in, and some viewers are already flagging (sorry). Over the weekend, you have been taking part in the twelfth and final round of Eurovision Prediction 2018. I can see why everyone hates #Eurovision if they just tune into the first 20 minutes of pageant nonsense. A fun but morbid fact: one of our ex-contestants ended up running for election whilst dead. Cyprus's Eleni Foureira has overtaken her as the hot bookies's favourite; her fiery song Fuego (or "Fire") is accompanied by impressive onstage pyrotechnics, which seem to have set the audience alight – metaphorically speaking, of course. But they have a very proud musical tradition here in Portugal, so they're not doing Swedish-style parody songs. ': how Kenneth Williams fell for Barbara Windsor, 2020 in TV: how comfort-viewing kept us going. That’s because she came second on the UK X Factor in 2014. Profile Quizzes Subscribed Subscribe? Going into last night’s grand final there were a few favourites as tipped by the bookies. The final result was determined by a combination of televoting and professional jury results. . In Eurovision’s early years, live instruments were compulsory (that bongo-player backing Cliff Richard in 1973 was certainly banging real bongos). Austria came 2nd with the juries, right behind Israel. Like UK entry SuRie, he has taken part in Eurovision before as a backing singer, supporting Bulgaria in 2016 and 2017. Photo: Thomas Hanses. After last year’s winning Portuguese ballad, a lot of countries have followed suit this year with songs in their original languages. Netta's song Toy references trademarks such as Barbie, Pokemon and Wonderwoman, which is surprising as the contest has rules about mentioning brands. Austria’s The Makemakes had one in 2015. Eurovision News Odds Calendar Rotterdam 2021 National Selections Results & Points Songs & Videos Facts Quiz select year/country Lisbon 2018 Tickets Calendar Odds Songs & Videos Final Semi 1 Semi 2 National Selections If anything, she’s more worried about her costume: “There’s always a trip hazard with a 'bum cape', but I’ve got it under control,” she told The Telegraph. In addition to the performances of the eight competing entries, 2011 EMA winner Amaya , 2017 Eurovision delegate Omar Naber , and co-host Raiven herself performed as guests. A massive boost for Ukraine's vampiric goth-pop in the public vote. As a monoglot listener, though, it’s easy to feel you’re missing out on the full experience - though maybe not with Hvala, ne! The results of the semi-finals are determined by a French jury together with an international jury. After an admirably brief acceptance speech ("Thank you for accepting differences between us – thank you for celebrating diversity"), a visibly moved Netta was back onstage to make clucking noises one final time. As we wait for more updates on that stage invasion - during an otherwise flawless rendition of her song Storm -  here's a bit of background on SuRie, or Susanna Marie Cork. And very few votes. ", After a couple of very downbeat songs, Slovenia has picked up the pace. Result of with details All participants with results of with details All winners with details List of last places with details All nullpointers with details Split results jury televoting . Fingers crossed for a last-minute reversal. Ooh, and some top pop trivia  from Graham Norton: it would be the first time a singer in a yellow dress has won since Britain's own Bucks Fizz in 1981. It's still lovely, even though he's been rather rude about this year's entries. The song is a bit slow-going in the verses but in the chorus it all kicks off, and she’s singing in Italian, as befits her operatic style, which may well ensure her an enthusiastic score from Italy if nobody else.". The final starts on BBC One at 8pm, and should be finished by 11.35pm. This flag waving is such a waste of my life #Eurovision #ESC18, A flag ceremony? Rate: Nominate. However, Eurovision is not just a contest; it is a way of life. 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Reminiscent of Katniss’s flame dress in The Hunger Games, the sweeping ball gown is brought to life by a series of swirling effects. Retreating from battle, at one time in his life he took refuge in Scotland. The second semi-final got 400,000 less viewers than the first one and the final lost 300,000 people again. Live music became optional for the first time in 1999. SuRie’s song got a final score of 48, placing 24th overall – just ahead of Finland and Portugal. Being censored might just be the best thing that could have happened to Ireland. The show took place on 10 March 2018 at the Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, hosted by hosted by Kåre Magnus Bergh and Silya Nymoen. August 2018 in der Usher Hall in Edinburgh im Vereinigten Königreich statt. Our man on the ground, Chris Lochery, writes: "The Hungarian press corps are the most gregarious currently – wearing some bright wigs and with red, white and green balloons filling their table. Host nation Portugal suffered from the infamous winners’ curse, entering a rather forgettable bit of blissed-out balladry that sank right to the bottom of the scoreboard (a similar fate to that of Austria in 2014, and Ukraine in 2017). Eight points from Israel! “You let in Australia, and they're barely on the planet.” Ryan Reynolds, the Canadian actor who plays him, might well feel the same way. "Oh, it's near Ruislip!” cry the excited millions in Moldova. For a moment, it looked as though it was going to be a rather politically calm Eurovision for once. "Mélovin looks as if he’s escaped Bram Stoker’s Dracula to start a pop career, and though he has an appealing gothic-pop look, and a distinctive voice, this insistent dance song feels hurried and unspectacular, and unlikely to do particularly well considering strong competition this year.". Equinox member Johnny Manuel once opened for the boyband *NSYNC, which makes him a superstar in our eyes. They pick their top ten songs: the favourite gets 12 points, the second favourite gets 10 points, and the remaining eight get one to eight points. One of the most chic songs this year, it’s likely to be a high finisher.". Saturday, 12 May 2018. Israel's Netta had been the bookies' favourite to win in the weeks leading up to the contest, but it seems audiences may be growing tired of her signature "chicken dance" for the satirical pop song Toy. Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Semi-final 1 result: Israel got 283 points and won Semi-final 1 with the song "Toy" performed by Netta Barzilai Date: 8 May 2018 Location: Altice Arena, Lisbon Broadcaster: Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) Hosts: Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah & Catarina Furtado Slogan: All Aboard! As the winning nation, Israel is now invited to host the show in 2019. Netta had been the bookmakers’ favourites for months prior to Saturday night, but in a field of 46 songs there is always some last minute crisis of confidence. The Hungarian press are enthusiastic, but we're not so sure. Sadly, many viewers will have been too busy gossiping about SuRie's stage invasion to listen to him properly. Charlotte Runcie writes: "Everyone loves France’s attitude to Eurovision, which is to insist that everyone reads the scores out in French, and most years to send an uncompromising French-language song and act like they don’t care at all if they win or not. Graham graciously gave a nod to a one familiar face during the flag-waving: Alexander Rybak. It was hosted by Raiven and Vid Valič . Can she sing? This time not so - and far from it! The country has become the world's finest Euro-pop factory in recent years; Swedish songwriters have been responsible – in part, or in whole – for 50 of the 257 songs that have made it through to the ten most recent grand finals. Five entries competed in the televised final, which was held on 17 February 2018. After Tuesday´s tense first semi final, it was time for the second set of 18 semi finalists to take the stage. Next up is Czech Republic's Mikolas Josef with Lie to Me. Just as the bookmakers predicted, the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 became a battle between Israel and Cyprus. Eurovision 2018: Results of semi-final 2 announced [PHOTO] 11 May 2018 12:11 (UTC+04:00) 3 736. Quiz by benjisarocks21. This band was apparently originally formed with the aim of preserving Serbian medieval musical tradition. We know Norway is in a different time-zone, but it seems they're in a different century, too, with a robot announcer. O’Shaughnessy’s performance was censored from a recent Chinese broadcast, allegedly because the choreography features a love story between two male dancers. If you're not sure what they were talking about, read our guide to Envelopegate, the unforgettable snafu from last year's Oscars. Eurovision 2018 was in Lisbon, Portugal because in 2017 winner is Salvador Sobral from Portugal. Each country gets two sets of points - one from the public phoning in, and one from a jury of five music industry professionals. Toy by Netta, the song everyone refers to as the "chicken song", has won it for Israel. Find the perfect Eurovision 2018 Final Dress Rehearsal stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has finished moments ago, and Netta from Israel was crowned as the winner, with her song “Toy”. "It's a slow start..." says Graham Norton. Its sales bode well, too:  We Got Love entered the iTunes chart in 12 countries this week.". Eurovision news: Europe has spoken! Always a risk at Eurovision, and SuRie dealt with that absolutely brilliantly. One of our live-bloggers, Tristram Saunders, gave his take on relative merits of these two songs earlier today. Tonight, voted in their droves for Italy’s plucky little banjo song about the recent spate of terror attacks in Europe – which ended up finishing fifth. . The European Broadcast Union terminated their relationship with Chinese station Mango TV, who will not be able to air tonight’s grand final. Thanks to the support by @sakusuurhall , @estravelgram , @err_menu , Carglass, River Island and my loved ones I can represent Estonia with the great show in Eurovision 2018! . If you enjoyed Denmark's Rasmussen and that mournful neo-sea shanty Higher Ground, here's a bit of fun background info about the singer. Posted on May 11, 2018 by michielvmusic. It had a strong selection of songs with intermittent flashes of Eurovision performance tropes: fire, strobes, platforms – all classic features of the competition today. More quiz info >> First submitted: June 20, 2018… UKRAINE Ukraine: Vidbir 2020 Semi-final 1 results. It still wrongfooted us in the press centre though; we had no idea it was so popular! THE Eurovision 2018 final countdown has begun with just hours to go before the international song contest kicks off in Portugal. "They haven't taken this lightly and I think it's a move in the right direction so I'm happy about it.". Anyone who's been following this blog all evening will remember we promised the dramatic revelation of which Eurovision singer was the nephew of a Wham! A promising start for France - who were shortly behind Cyprus, Ireland and Israel in the bookies' odds earlier this evening. Personally, we’re in favour of seeing more fictional superheroes take part in Eurovision. Find out how. In the first Semi-Final, Israel won the jury vote, but only came 4th with viewers. Day nine of rehearsals at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has come to an end! His aunt is Helen "Pepsi" DeMacque, of Pepsi &  Shirlie. The United Kingdom's entry, SuRie, is expected to take the stage shortly before 9pm. A solid base of standard dance-pop songs, a smattering of dreamy/dreary ballads, then seasoned with a couple of truly stand-out stage-shows. Nominated. Hier ist die Show in voller Länge. That alone makes it a very deserving winner of Junior Eurovision 2018. If she were telling us that Pikachu is brilliant, the powers that be might be less relaxed about it. read our profile of the singer. The places of the non qualified countries have been determined by each country's points divided by the total points given in the semi-final Eurovision 2018 Scoreboard Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Eurovision Song Contest 2018 result: Israel won with the song "Toy" by Netta Barzilai with 529 points After last year's winner, Pascoal has a tough act to follow. After his struggle with serious health issues – he had a heart transplant in December – it's wonderful to see him back onstage, and in such good form. Her unique pop song ‘Toy’ turned out to be the favourite of the televoters at home and finished in third position with the professional juries. Alexander Rybak has already won Eurovision for Norway, in 2009, with his song Fairytale and his aggressive on-stage fake violin playing (actual live instruments are banned on stage at Eurovision). Mai 2018 in der Altice Arena in der portugiesischen Hauptstadt Lissabon statt. Schau dir dieses Video auf www.youtube.com an oder aktiviere JavaScript, falls es in deinem Browser deaktiviert sein sollte. Eurovision News Odds Calendar Rotterdam 2021 National Selections Results & Points Songs & Videos Facts Quiz . If you'd like to see which countries have voted for the UK (or anyone else!) But he just can’t keep away, so he’s competing for his country again. It's an odd set-up; the public are voting for an entirely different performance to the experts. Both Chinese and international audiences criticised the choice to axe O’Shaughnessy’s song, and the extra publicity saw it gain a boost at the bookies. The crooner is very much Sweden’s Justin Bieber. Here's Charlotte Runcie's verdict:  "This one is all about Nechayeva’s voice. Israel had to compete in the semi-final in Belgrade 2008, from which it passed on to the final; Eurovision Song Contest in Lissabon angetreten. #Eurovision song nine tonight. If the Norwegian entry doesn't get a trophy, at least he's sure to get a slice of cake. He slammed Netta’s quirky tune Toy as “a horrible song”. Congratulations Poland ?? Figure out the order of the final results of Eurovision 2018, including semi final placements. Bookies favourites Israel, Cyprus, and Estonia were amongst the 10 countries who qualified early this morning (Australian time) in Lisbon. It's difficult to joke about. Eurovision 2018 Final Results. To fill the last few minutes before tonight's final, have a look at what some of the best audience members are wearing. "There was a BIG response in the hall to Estonia - it seems opera plays surprisingly well with the public. All countries participating in Semi-final 2 could vote along with three pre-qualified countries (Germany, France and Italy – determined by allocation draw). Well, at least we're not last. This unlikely cowboy was part of The Common Linnets who came second in 2014 with Calm Before The Storm. We take back everything rude we've ever said about Netta's chicken dance. Juror A.Radio host, actor, singer Denys Zhupnyk (male), born 1988-04-24 Juror B.Sound producer, musician, DJ Artur Danielyan (male), born 1981-05-26 Juror C.Producer, music video director Vitalii Klymov (male), born 1966-09-04 Juror D.Artist Alloise (female), born 1984-10-19 Juror E.Singer, songwriter, musician Khrystyna Soloviy (female), born 1993-01-17 "She got a huge round of applause for carrying on in here," says Chris Lochery, although it seems no-one got a very clear view of the stage-intruder. Find out more, The Telegraph values your comments but kindly requests all posts are on topic, constructive and respectful. Pop critic Charlotte Runcie writes: "It's a moment of calm, a quiet and intimate love song performed with real beauty thanks to Ieva Zasimauskaitė’s spine-tingling voice. After this initial tension, Turkey became a regular competitor and took part every year. in the last decade, you can find out with our interactive tool. Our hosts for the Eurovision 2018 finale were a quartet of Portuguese female stars. It took 53 years for Portugal to win the Eurovision Song Contest, with a surprise victory landed by Salvador Sobral, in Kiev 2017, for his beautifully understated love song, ‘Amar Pelos Dois’. But why can't he play a real one? Was there a minor hiccup? Albania was one of the acts censored in China’s broadcast of the semi-finals. Cyprus achieved their best result in their Eurovision history. The competition consisted of three shows, aired in January 2018 on France 2, TV5Monde and TV5 Québec Canada, which were hosted by French-Canadian singer Garou. You’ve awakened a sleeping moose, Europe. Sadly, the stage invasion didn’t appear to engender a huge sympathy vote for the UK, but we did at least manage to avoid the dreaded nul points. Aww... No, you're crying. Spektakuläre Show mit spannendem Voting: 26 Kandidaten sind beim 63. 20.02.2018 First five participants of Depi Evratesil final are known On February 19, the first semifinal of Depi Evratesil was live on the First Channel. Ladbrokes is now putting SuRie's chances at just 14/1. [NB: This does happen. Now you can know. It’s time to dust down your glitterball, cover everything you own in sequins and start practicing your flag-waving skills. Italy managed to pack more of the real fire, with their defiant song about terrorism. It happened after a Chinese channel called Mango refused to broadcast his song (as the stage performance features two male dancers acting out a love story). Here are the final results! Frankly, it would have made a very good entry in its own right (although we'd hate to have missed out on the sight of Portugal's pink-bobbed Cláudia Pascoal and her remarkable hair). Updates to follow. When he was asked who might be be his successor, he was quick to dismiss Israel’s entry. Read the full story. This may have had something to do with the fact that Turkey had invaded Cyprus a year earlier. Filomena Cautela is an actress and presenter, and actually delivered the results of the Portuguese jury in 2017. #ISR #Eurovision, Beyond the chicken oddness, the Israeli entry at #Eurovision just seems to be amazingly racist. Events . singer. Junior Eurovision 2018 Results. And now Graham Norton's gone and spoiled it. Although Netta probably wasn’t authorised to make the decision officially, she suggested in her victory speech that Jerusalem may be the city that welcomes the song contest next year. A few bookies may have SuRie down as a 500/1 outsider, but it’s not for lack of talent. Walking around the city yesterday, it was hard to go two minutes before hearing its familiar pulsing beats. "A solid heavy metal number is a brave choice for a Eurovision entry," says our Eurovision expert Charlotte Runcie. Eurovision 2018 Final: Review & Results. The results of the jury and public votes have been counted and we now have the results of semi-final 2 for Eurovision 2018. With only two sets of votes from the public to go, it was neck and neck between Cyprus and Israel – it seems the bookies were right all along. The smooth-voiced Sampson used to be a social worker. In all shows, half of the final results were determined by juries. Find out which they are! Last but not least, Daniela Ruah, who, at the age of five, moved from Boston to Portugal, is best known for her acting work, particularly on NCIS: Los Angeles. Incredibly toe-tapping. Eurovision 2018 Semi Final One: results . As a closing double-bill, Cyprus and Italy couldn't have been more different. Our Lisbon pop correspondent Chris Lochery says that SuRie's Storm might be more popular than the gloomy bookies' have predicted: "There was a lot of audible singing along to SuRie's chorus from the crowd during the dress rehearsal last night. If you’ve been following the odds, you’ll have seen Ryan O’Shaugnessy leap from a rank outsider to one of this year’s favourites in just the last two days. Another year when my bafflement at the result replaces satisfaction at recognition of quality. Starting out with the looped sound of her making noises like she had just sniffed pepper, Netta sang a quick chorus about her Barbies and Pikachus before breaking into a very peculiar chicken clucking bridge, and bringing in a huge, arena-filling chorus. Cyprus is the bookies' favourite, but sounded oddly flat, as if unimpressed by her own flamethrowers. The stage invasion was a terrible shame, but this would not dampen anyone’s spirits – it’s Eurovision after all! Lisbon is the perfect city to host such an event; sun, sea and smiles are everywhere to be seen in the run-up to the climax of Eurovision 2018. Glad you asked. MENU. Your email address will not be published. Benjamin Ingrosso's reedy disco in Dance You Off is not one of this year's highlights, which is odd: Sweden can usually be relied on for a hit. They scored nul points, so it’s not exactly a good omen. Only seven songs in and Norway decide to intervene and tell everyone how to write a song. As happens every year, some of the best and most colourful contestants are knocked out in the first round (poor old Macedonia). Don’t be alarmed.]. Ukraine finished 17th at Eurovision 2018 with 130 points. Cyprus and Israel are favourites in 2018 . What do you think. Eurovision 2018 final LIVE results: UK takes on favourites Cyprus Netta’s track this year is all about female empowerment and was inspired by the … "Our 12 points go to... La La Land!" Love it or hate it, it really was the most memorable song in this year's contest. It’s the bloody singing olympics indeed. Platz. It was the bookies' favourite early in the running, and it seems they called it right. Prior to the 2018 Contest, Estonia had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twenty-three times since its first entry in 1994, winning the contest on one occasion in 2001 with the song "Everybody" performed by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL.Following the introduction of semi-finals for the 2004, Estonia has, to this point, managed to qualify to the final on five occasions. Quite often the game is up before the final votes are tallied, but Eurovision 2018 had a nail-biting finish. Magnus was the Earl of Orkney, and famous for his piety and aversion to bloodshed. Prior to the 2018 Contest, Finland had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifty-one times since their first entry in 1961. Eurovision 2018. As we take a short interval break, our Lisbon pop correspondent Chris Lochery  gives his verdict on the first half: "Thinks kicked off with quite a solemn and serious start. She has a close relationship with her fan-base, and even ended up getting engaged to a fan called Meri. Oh WEEP, ye citizens! 10 months ago. Triumphant, Netta took the hallowed trophy and thanked Europe for embracing diversity and taking a chance on someone like her. What's Eurovision without a bit of strobe lighting? And just as in the Final, Israel won the first Semi-Final and Cyprus came second. Nova deca means “our children”. Competing entries [ edit ] SRG SSR opened a submission period between 1 September 2017 and 22 September 2017 for interested artists and composers to submit their entries. Of those, 20 were selected during semi finals 1 and 2. A very popular National final amongst Eurovision fans, not so much among French people. @roxie_wegiel #JESC #junioreurovisionsongcontest #junioreurovision. All 12 points from Jury voting. The professional jury votes and the public televoting outcome It might just be the speakers. Eurovision News Odds Calendar Rotterdam 2021 National Selections Results & Points Songs & Videos Facts OGAE Quiz select year/country Lisbon 2018 Tickets Calendar Odds Songs & Videos Final Semi 1 Semi 2 National Selections Eurovision, the final (sad) results. Britain's Eurovision Song Contest entries: where are they now? And even five seconds of Salvador Sobral's winning song is enough to tug our heartstrings. Next year, it's time for a novelty act. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Viewers around the world must be grateful for the clarification. Calculating your points! Lisbon is the perfect city to host such an event; sun, sea and smiles are everywhere to be seen in the run-up to the climax of Eurovision 2018. Oh Greece, with your 15-month-old topical humour. All on France 2, TV5 Monde and Eurovision France's Facebook page . 12 may 2018. And an excellent singer in his own right, too. Bookies are now offering odds between 10/1 (Betway) and 18/1 (Ladbrokes) on SuRie to win. Predict the winner, What’s on TV tonight: The Year That Changed Love, Margaret Thatcher Night and more, Last night on TV: what Telegraph reviewers made of The Real Full Monty on Ice and more, The Real Full Monty on Ice, episode 1 review: unwise tattoos, wobbly bits – and all for a good cause. The Eurovision Song Contest grand final for 2018 will consist of 26 countries. Me, the cats and a hard core techno beat. is only a good idea if you're sure people will actually sing along. Shub-dubba-do-wop, anyone? Wednesday 09 May 2018 00:21. Read more: Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Lisbon The largest number of nations to take part was 43 in 2008, 2011 and 2018 It's not too late for a last-minute flutter, if you're so inclined. Sadly this is it for the Eurovision 2018, and we have to wait another year for the fun to begin again – this time in Israel. Well, that sent a shiver down the spine. Drama ensued when the United Kingdom’s contestant, SuRie, was robbed of her microphone by a wily stage invader during the performance of her entry, ‘Storm’. It was kind of in keeping with the winner (Salvador Sobral)'s big speech about 'real music' last year – which put a lot of fans' noses out of joint. The contest’s major incident occurred during the show’s ninth song (Storm by UK entrant, SuRie) when an invader managed to rush the stage, running up to the singer and wresting the mic from her hand. Perhaps he's struggling to get his groove on in those drop-crotch trousers. Before Eurovision Destination Eurovision. For context, earlier this week bookies were offering 500-1 on her. Read our full interview with SuRie. When his cousin challenged his rule, instead of going to war against each other, the pair decided to rule jointly, taking the moral “Higher Ground” of the song. The singer-songwriter took it in her stride and bravely kept the show going until she could sing once more – and was rewarded with rapturous applause and standing ovations from the crowd. He’s actually only been doing the job since 2011, and is just 56, so Graham’s teasing feels a little cruel. A nice reminder, amid the point-scoring, that tomorrow is faux-fiddler Alexander Rybak's 32nd birthday. They were formerly bottom of the table, but perhaps the professional judges are a bit old for the Twilight demographic. Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira came in second, while the winner of the jury vote – Austria’s Cesar Sampson came in third overall. It's Cesár Sampson! Destination Eurovision was the national final organised by France 2 to select France's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Daily Press Poll 2018: Results from the Eurovision SEMI-FINAL 1 JURY SHOW. We're blushing. Does Saara Aalto look familiar? Let’s hope nothing goes wrong during their performance such as the music cutting out at a crucial moment! Germany's answer to Ed Sheeran took the stage with an earnest and heartfelt tribute to his late father. Qualification: The best 10 songs qualify for the Grand Final Remarkably, SuRie managed to pick the song back up and finish it as intended (high notes and all) to a rapturous ovation. Die portugiesische Rundfunkanstalt Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) war zum ersten Mal mit der Ausrichtung des Eurovision Song Contests beauftragt, nachdem Salvador Sobral mit dem Lied Amar pelos dois für Portugal den Eurovision Song Contest … It’s part of the act. Among the dance and ballad standards this was a standout track in terms of sound, style and energy. Netta aus Israel gewann den Eurovision Song Contest 2018 und sicherte sich 529 Punkte in einem spannenden Grand Prix Finale. Ukraine. We thought the pastel-pink hair trend had died in 2017; will these singers bring the look back into fashion? Das ESC Finale 2018 ist vorbei. As expected, this semi final was a whole lot weaker than the first, both in terms of songs and performances. But calling for a singalong (twice!) Still, it seems to have gone down well on social media, where the rock-emoji are out in force. Or should that be a  kimmotion? It’s totally unlike recent entries from Slovenia, and the punky attitude makes it memorable. The remaining six are made up of last year’s winning country and the five powerhouse countries who automatically qualify every year without needing to compete in the semis. 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