Eurovsion hopefuls take to the stage in Lisbon semi-finals

09 May, 2018, 00:58 | Author: Marlene Myers
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Belarus 1 and Belarus 24 TV channels will broadcast the first semifinal of the Eurovision 2018 live at 22.00.

However the likes of Belgium, Greece and Azerbaijan failed to qualify. Alekseev has noticed that he feels this support, and to submit to the song contest "Eurovision" in Belarus it is a great honor.

The other countries that qualified on Tuesday were Estonia, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Bulgaria, and Finland, all of which will be among the 26 countries vying for the prize this weekend.

Given that Ireland hasn't exactly impressed at the Eurovision in recent years, people are genuinely over the moon and many shared their joy on Twitter.

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There are 10 places in the final available tonight, so nine countries will be going home early.

The ceremony takes place in the Park of Nations, on the coast near the Museum of art, architecture and technology.

Scores will be weighted 50-50 between the marks from each competing nation's professional jury and the results of the televote.

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