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Eurovision drops Chinese broadcaster after it censors Ireland's performance

12 Mai 2018

Malta's Christabelle was eliminated from the Eurovision Song Contest last night.

At the post-show press conference, Mauboy credited the audience for lifting her performance.

The resulting scores are read out by a representative of each country, who deliver points in two banks- one of 12 to 10 and another of 8 to 1.

"We only live once and I really believe than I am lovely and sexy and special... it's a wonderful chance to do a little change in the world".

DJ Scott Mills, who is part of the BBC's Eurovision commentating team, called SuRie's track the "most Eurovision-friendly song the United Kingdom's had in years".

Alexandre Kouchnir, a Russian music producer, said the way Samoilova was selected this year to represent Russia "was not clear". "It was not within the music industry that the decision was made", he told AFP in Moscow.

President Putin has backed the Russian entry Julia Samoylova, who was barred from competing in Ukraine past year. So, we have set you a quiz to test your knowledge of this year's participants.

It is being held this year in the Portuguese capital Lisbon because the Portuguese contestant, Salvador Sobral, won last year's event in Kiev, Ukraine.

Groans could be heard in the chamber after Michael Fabricant, the Tory MP for Lichfield, floated the suggestion ahead of this year's final in Portugal on Saturday.

Ryan O'Shaughnessy from Ireland performs during dress rehearsals for the first semi final of Eurovision Song Contest. The 28-year-old posted a lovely picture of herself just before her performance all glammed up and ready to hit the stage.

'I don't remember one second on stage, it just was a blur, the feeling just from the whole arena was fantastic, ' Kevin said. Australia now competes annually but with no special favours, having to win its way through by competing in the semi-finals.

Ireland was one of ten countries to make it through to the competiton's final after takng part in the first semi-final on Wednesday morning.

Eurovision drops Chinese broadcaster after it censors Ireland's performance