Eurovision 2018: first semi-final to take place today

Eurovision 2018: first semi-final to take place today

In second place is Alexander Rybak, who in 2009 had already won Eurovision with the song "How to write a song".

The Israeli Eurovision entry, Netta, has taken the high road after her song was branded "horrible" by reigning champion Salvador Sobral. Song composition, "Toy" ("Toy"), which the singer is the Eurovision song contest, after the presentation in may gained 2 million views in 3 days.

ALEKSEEV, representative of Belarus at the Eurovision song contest 2018: "I feel devastated".

Barzilai, who reportedly fell down the stairs after it was announced that she had made it to the finals, said she was "proud and excited", and promised "to do whatever I can to bring next year's Eurovision to Israel". "I only know the Portuguese song and Israel, because YouTube forced me to see it. YouTube thought I would like the Israeli song, and then I opened it and a disgusting song came out of it".

"It doesn't matter to me (the victory - ed.), I want to do my job the best way, want to inspire a maximum of people to reach, bolshego number of hearts, how can do it. Maybe in the future".

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"I have the advantage of knowing what the Eurovision set-up is like".

"I think she's a class act with her vocal looping, I've gone down a YouTube black hole watching all of her fantastic looping live, and how she integrates that within the chicken beatboxing".

The winning country hosts the next year's contest.

"She's a pro... I think she's going to smash it".