MELOVIN will perform first at the Eurovision song contest 2018

13 May, 2018, 02:06 | Author: Regina Boyd
  • Joel Creasey from Eurovision 2018

Australia's Jessica Mauboy during rehearsals ahead of the Eurovision 2018 grand final.

Mauboy had the crowd dancing and singing along to her song "We Got Love".

Betting experts behind Eurovision World predict that Cyprus' entrant will bag the the top spot.

"Who can blame her?"

The 31-year-old songstress has even drawn comparisons to Cheryl Cole and Beyoncé due to her sassy moves and stage presence.

Ukraine has won the competition twice.

Irish wonder Ryan O'Shaughnessy - who previously ranked fifth in Britain's Got Talent back 2012 - is also in the running.

The single was performed by real-life couple Emilie Satt and Jean-Karl Lucas, who make up Madame Monsieur.

They will perform their French-language track Mercy.

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Italy has a powerful anti-war song that lists numerous terror attacks that have blighted the world in recent years.

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The competition is broadcast from the Altice Arena, which has a capacity of 20,000 and is one of the largest indoor arenas in Europe.

This year saw the return to competition of Russian Federation, a traditional favorite, after missing last year's event amid a diplomatic spat with host Ukraine.

"We're just taking in every moment and loving it all".

SuRie remained on stage, clapping with the crowd, until she was given another microphone to complete her performance.

"How vulnerable would you feel on stage all by yourself?"

A spokesperson for the bookmakers, John Hill, told Express.co.uk: "There has been a huge gamble behind Cyprus winning Eurovision for a number of weeks and support behind Eleni Foureira is showing no sign of stopping heading into the final".

Australia's closet brush with Eurovision victory was second place, achieved by former The X Factor Australia victor Dami Im, in Sweden in 2016.

"SuRie and her team are extremely proud of her performance and have together decided that there is absolutely no reason to perform the song again", he tweeted.

Performers from 26 countries took the stage in Lisbon for the final of the annual music competition, which at one point was interrupted by a stage invasion, An intruder, now in police custody, leaped onstage during the performance and tried to wrest the microphone from singer SuRie of the United Kingdom.

The singer said it was nerve-wracking to be up on that stage where she performed in front of 11,500 people in the arena and the estimated 200 million tuning in worldwide.

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