Israel's Netta Barzilai through to Eurovision finals with runaway hit 'Toy'

Israel's Netta Barzilai through to Eurovision finals with runaway hit 'Toy'

For the first time in five years, Ireland has advanced to the finals of Eurovision Song Contestant - thanks to a moving gay dance performance.

While Ryan O'Shaughnessy's song "Together" still fits the mold of the previously described power ballad, his performance of the song on Tuesday (May 8) featured two male dancers romantically moving through the song.

BBC Four will broadcast both live semi-finals on the 8 and 10 of May, with the Grand Final airing on BBC One on Saturday the 12 May.

Not realising that there was one act still left t be announced, the man in question insists that we should give up our Eurovision dreams, as 'the best song in the competition didn't get through'.

It's the first time for Portugal to host the competition, after Salvador Sobral won the contest a year ago.

Now, rumour has it that he's in talks for a Eurovision documentary for Netflix, which I think we can all agree would be pretty cool!

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It's been 21 years since the United Kingdom first triumphed at the Eurovision Song Contest and we've not reached the top half of the scoreboard since 2011.

This year however, the United Kingdom is represented by Eurovision: You Decide victor SuRie, and she's determined to win.

Recall that according to bookmakers the Israeli song is a very high chance to win.

When it comes to the UK, Russia has not exactly been lavish with its Eurovision scores.

SuRie is an actress and singer who is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, appearing as a backing singer for Loïc Nottet in 2015 and Blanche at Eurovision 2017.

A classically-trained musician, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and will be performing a song called Storm.

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