EUROVISION 2018 is in full flow now with the second semi-final this evening. Her three dancers add nothing to the performance to be honest. There had been a slight ripple of controversy which occurred after the first semi-final on Tuesday, when a Chinese broadcaster took objection to Ireland’s same-sex dancers and refused to air it, but everything seemed to have been settled by curtain-up on Saturday. Look out for her performance in sixth position. Cesár Sampson: inspired by Madness's Baggy Trousers? Our man on the ground, Chris Lochery, writes: "The Hungarian press corps are the most gregarious currently – wearing some bright wigs and with red, white and green balloons filling their table. Unusually for Eurovision, the dark and moody Bones feels like an actual song – though admittedly more of an album track than a single.Â.  Austria entry is doing remarkably well with the professional jury. Read our community guidelines in full, The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher Codes, Israel's Netta reacting to her Eurovision win, A man takes the microphone from Britain's singer Susanna Marie Cork aka SuRie as she performs "Storm"Â, Israel's singer Netta Barzilai aka Netta celebrates with the trophy after winning the final of the Eurovision Song Contest, Well, it's one way to boost your book-sales, Estonia's Elina Nechayeva is somewhere in there, presumably. It seems that someone tried to storm the stage during SuRie's performance. He was jailed for his political activism in his home country in 1969, and later spent two years living in London.Â. The country has become the world's finest Euro-pop factory in recent years; Swedish songwriters have been responsible – in part, or in whole – for 50 of the 257 songs that have made it through to the ten most recent grand finals. Read our deep-dive investigation into the Swedish pop world. Two whole points? Frankly, it would have made a very good entry in its own right (although we'd hate to have missed out on the sight of Portugal's pink-bobbed Cláudia Pascoal and her remarkable hair). He’s actually only been doing the job since 2011, and is just 56, so Graham’s teasing feels a little cruel. Was Logan right? Benjamin Ingrosso's reedy disco in Dance You Off is not one of this year's highlights, which is odd: Sweden can usually be relied on for a hit. It was kind of in keeping with the winner (Salvador Sobral)'s big speech about 'real music' last year – which put a lot of fans' noses out of joint. After last year’s winning Portuguese ballad, a lot of countries have followed suit this year with songs in their original languages. It’s intended to represent the openness and welcoming spirit of the song contest. That's it from us, but before we head off to the Euro-disco to strut our stuff (or, more accurately, head straight to bed with a mug of Horlicks), it's worth noting that one possible UK contender for 2019 has already thrown her hat in the ring. Here are the winners of the Marcel Bezençon Awards 2018! According to Chris Lochery, the songs which got the biggest reactions tonight in Praca do Comercio (where the Eurovision "Village" is) were: Chris adds: "The caveat being these are the sorts of fans who travel to watch Eurovision live, so not necessarily representative of the Saturday night, stay-at-home crowd.". It’s time to dust down your glitterball, cover everything you own in sequins and start practicing your flag-waving skills. A quick reminder, in case you weren't listening to Graham: Voting opens after all of the countries have performed. "Oh, it's near Ruislip!” cry the excited millions in Moldova. But let's not forget about Wham. Huzzah! "A solid heavy metal number is a brave choice for a Eurovision entry," says our Eurovision expert Charlotte Runcie. That's all the judges votes in, and we're lagging behind on the wrong side of the board.Â. But who won the Eurovision Song Contest last year? Sorry, SuRie. The song is a bit slow-going in the verses but in the chorus it all kicks off, and she’s singing in Italian, as befits her operatic style, which may well ensure her an enthusiastic score from Italy if nobody else.". As Graham rightly points out, second place isn’t an ideal slot (no one has ever won in this position before). With its billowing sails and haunting lyrics, Higher Ground could be the theme song for any of the popular swords-and-sex television series du jour, and Rasmussen’s similarity to a certain Game of Thrones character has not gone unnoticed. Don’t be alarmed.]. The man, who is thought to be the serial stage-crasher who goes by the name ‘Dr Activist’, shouted what sounded to be “For the Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom!” into the live mic before he was grabbed by security and taken off-stage. They pick their top ten songs: the favourite gets 12 points, the second favourite gets 10 points, and the remaining eight get one to eight points. The main logo is a seashell, but 12 additional sea-themed icons will also be used as part of the branding. [NB: This does happen. Well, that sent a shiver down the spine. They won in Riga in 2003 and entered something of a Eurovision golden age: their contest in Istanbul in 2004 was seen as a landmark year for Eurovision: they held the first ever semi-final, and introduced the now-familiar Eurovision logo with the heart-shaped flag. . We know Norway is in a different time-zone, but it seems they're in a different century, too, with a robot announcer. Johnny Logan – namechecked by Graham Norton tonight, the man who twice sung his way to victory for Ireland – complained that the rule-change had reduced Eurovision to a karaoke contest. Next year, we’re voting for Wakanda. This is proper, old-school Eurovision, with a bit of peek-a-boo to boot. Ooh, and some top pop trivia  from Graham Norton: it would be the first time a singer in a yellow dress has won since Britain's own Bucks Fizz in 1981. There were plenty of hand-claps, but not much in the way of group singing. Bookies are now offering odds between 10/1 (Betway) and 18/1 (Ladbrokes) on SuRie to win. 12 May 2018 at 20:30 CEST Besides the viewers at home and the music industry professionals who decide upon the actual winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, composers, press, and commentators also award additional prizes: the Marcel Bezençon Awards. I cannot describe how happy and grateful I am!😍💕💕💕 Say YESS to the DRESS! After an admirably brief acceptance speech ("Thank you for accepting differences between us – thank you for celebrating diversity"), a visibly moved Netta was back onstage to make clucking noises one final time. A four-strong line-up of Portuguese TV personalities will be hosting tonight's final: Portugal's Got Talent presenter Sílvia Alberto, TV presenter Filomena Cautela, actress Catarina Furtado and NCIS: Los Angeles star Daniela Ruah. The national final took place on 7 February 2018 at the Brighton Dome. He was born for this moment. Something Beginning With… came out in 2016 and features a self-penned song called Storm, which is much darker than her Eurovision entry. For us? How that show will look remains to be seen – but it doesn’t look as though the competition’s politics are going to dampen down any time soon. This entry was selected by a public vote; the first time that Serbia has done this for nearly a decade. Whilst Sampson’s music video inspired much toe-tapping in the office (and even some rhythmic swaying), this performance feels a little flat. Eurovision was, of course, a big deal in medieval times. Lithuania's Ieva Zasimauskaitė can't even be bothered to stand up for the first two minutes of her song, When We're Old. Also, the song just isn’t as good as Fairytale was.". The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. SuRie has shown that musical talent isn't enough to cut it. Israeli singer Netta wins the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with Toy Israel's Eurovision winner Netta's accused of racism over costume​ Protester interrupts the … We think we understand why: middle-aged joint pain is, of course, the best topic for anthemic pop. Each country gets two sets of points - one from the public phoning in, and one from a jury of five music industry professionals. In addition to the performances of the eight competing entries, 2011 EMA winner Amaya, 2017 Eurovision delegate Omar Naber, and co-host Raiven herself performed as guests. Personally, we’re in favour of seeing more fictional superheroes take part in Eurovision. It's likely that phone-votes for both Germany and Serbia will have taken a dent after this. The crooner is very much Sweden’s Justin Bieber. "Apparently they're in talks as to whether she can go on again.  Now you can know. The United Kingdom’s entry  is a classically trained pianist: for proof, here she is applying her full musical chops to the oeuvre of the Spice Girls. One of our live-bloggers, Tristram Saunders, gave his take on relative merits of these two songs earlier today. ", Netta's song Toy references trademarks such as Barbie, Pokemon and Wonderwoman, which is surprising as the contest has rules about mentioning brands. People on social media have started accusing the singer of "yellowface", for choosing an Asian-inspired pink top. Netta won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with the song Toy. As happens every year, some of the best and most colourful contestants are knocked out in the first round (poor old Macedonia). Or "nul points" Jemini? Like UK entry SuRie, he has taken part in Eurovision before as a backing singer, supporting Bulgaria in 2016 and 2017. We're enjoying his new wild-west image. For the next seven years, they regularly made the top ten and only missed out on the Grand Final once, in Dusseldorf in 2011. Later that day, Israel’s winner Netta Barzilai performed a celebratory concert in apartheid Tel Aviv, hosted by the mayor, and said, “we have a reason to be happy.” If you're unfamiliar with his work, our Eurovision expert Charlotte Runcie is on hand to explain more: "Is he the once and future king of Eurovision? Netta won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with the song Toy. Here’s a look at the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, Netta Barzilai from … Eurovision 2018 “chose different” this year, handing the win to Israel’s Netta Barzilai. Before the UK's points were doled out, we were treated to this offbeat greeting: “Hello from London – well, actually I’m in Uxbridge, which is just outside London, near Ruislip.”. the world's foremost alliance of public service media, representing 116 member organizations in One Hungarian journalist in particular was going crazy with his applause in rehearsals yesterday, screaming full-throatedly after two songs: their own metal opus and (weirdly) Australia's entry, Jessica Mauboy's We Got Love...". Salvador Sobral was clearly a tough act to follow. Love it or hate it, it really was the most memorable song in this year's contest. Along with SuRie and Lea Sirk, Cláudia is the third woman to be sporting rose-tinted hair at Eurovision. It's a welcome return for former winner Rybak's fake violin-playing. Dissatisfaction with the rules, particularly how the vote is split between the public and professional judges (Turkey does better with the popular vote) and the guaranteed inclusion of the "big Five countries: England, Germany, France Spain and Italy.Â, The official Eurovision website states that Turkish broadcaster TRT "Broadcaster TRT continues to be a member of the European Broadcasting Union and has the right to return to the contest in the future.". To find about a bit more about SuRie (who can also play the oboe!) As a closing double-bill, Cyprus and Italy couldn't have been more different. The pillock who climbed onstage during SuRie's performance is reportedly one "Dr AC Activism" – who has perpetrated similar stunts at the National Television Awards earlier this year, and on The Voice in 2017. Higher Ground is inspired by 12th-century Viking chieftain Saint Magnus Erlendsson the Martyr, but unlike the television interpretation of Vikings, it isn’t about violence and battles. It’s the bloody singing olympics indeed. in the last decade, you can find out with our interactive tool. There are only 26 countries in the final, whittled down from 43. EUROVISION 2018 was a huge spectacle filled with plenty of shocking an unexpected moments last night. In Lisbon, reporters are already taking their places in the venue for tonight's final. Cyprus is the bookies' favourite, but sounded oddly flat, as if unimpressed by her own flamethrowers. That’s because she came second on the UK X Factor in 2014. The press huddle in Lisbon is still trying to work out what exactly went on. ), this potted history of Portugal's Eurovision entries is actually very amusing.Â. The juries fell hard for Austria’s impressive vocals, as Cesar blasted out his Sam Smith-sounding entry Nobody But You; as well as Benjamin Ingrosso’s Bieber-lite pop jam, Dance You Off, which was exactly the sort of masterclass in music production Sweden is known for.Â, As is often the case though, the juries’ favourites sat somewhat at odds with the audience at home.Â, Millions of viewers across Europe and beyond (hello, Australia!) "Our 12 points go to... La La Land!" It was hosted by Raiven and Vid Valič. Austria and Sweden looked all but unshakable in their eyes, so it wasn’t until we got the results from the viewers at home when Israel barrelled to victory. Lithuania has a last-minute surge in the betting over the last few days, and has been widely expected to do very well in the voting. The show kicked off with a huge blast of fire as Ukrainian goth-vampire, Melovin, emerged from his piano crypt, whipping the crowd up with a high-octane singalong chorus. A lesser talent might have been upstaged by the costume, but Nechayeva has the vocal strength and presence to pull it off. Graham Norton joked that he has never aged and has been "preserved in aspic", but who is Eurovision’s Jon Ola Sand? Updates to follow.Â, "There's quite a bit of noise in the arena for this," says Chris Lochery in Lisbon. ... May 12, 2018. It's very 2007 emo-metal. He's a cut-price Edward Cullen, with a hint of the Phantom of the Opera. Sadly, many viewers will have been too busy gossiping about SuRie's stage invasion to listen to him properly. Subscribe to the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube In Eurovision’s early years, live instruments were compulsory (that bongo-player backing Cliff Richard in 1973 was certainly banging real bongos). "They haven't taken this lightly and I think it's a move in the right direction so I'm happy about it.". The album also includes backing vocals (well, a poetry recital) from her biochemist grandfather. Refresh your memory of the full line-up with our expert guide. Netta - TOY - Israel - Official Music Video - Eurovision 2018 However, Poland's DJ-infused performance of Light Me Up in 2018 had a less successful finish coming in 14th place in the Second Semi-Final. Ireland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Together", performed by Ryan O'Shaughnessy and written by himself, Mark Caplice and Laura Elizabeth Hughes. What a professional.". Will this be the winning performance of #Eurovision? #laforza #elinanechayeva #eurovision2018 #laforzaelinanechayeva #sayyesstothedress, A post shared by Elina Nechayeva 🎶Soprano (@elinanechayeva) on Apr 23, 2018 at 1:28pm PDT. 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We thought the pastel-pink hair trend had died in 2017; will these singers bring the look back into fashion? Here's Charlotte Runcie's verdict:  "This one is all about Nechayeva’s voice. Barzilai’s win means the next Eurovision contest will be hosted by Israel. Our Lisbon pop correspondent Chris Lochery says that SuRie's Storm might be more popular than the gloomy bookies' have predicted: "There was a lot of audible singing along to SuRie's chorus from the crowd during the dress rehearsal last night. While we twiddle our thumbs through the voting, why not take a look back at our guide to the UK's former entries? It's not too late for a last-minute flutter, if you're so inclined. Now that the polls have closed, let’s refresh our memories as to how Eurovision voting actually works. A post shared by Hair Metal Heröes (@hairmetalheroes) on Apr 13, 2016 at 12:22pm PDT, Next up is Czech Republic's Mikolas Josef with Lie to Me. The branding for Eurovision 2018 has a nautical theme. Or should that be a  kimmotion? behind-the-scenes material and our regular updates. The song and the singer were internally selected in January 2018 by the Irish broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) to represent the nation at the 2018 contest in Lisbon, Portugal. Nova deca means “our children”. And watching him embrace his favourite musician, before duetting on that song? Things seem to have got off on the wrong foot. . The commotion didn’t throw the contest off its stride for long however. . Fun fact: the dress Estonia has entered for Eurovision actually contains a singer.  Perhaps he's struggling to get his groove on in those drop-crotch trousers. Ireland’s performance was censored because of its depiction of a same-sex relationship, but Albania’s performance was left out because of a slightly more unexpected reason: singer Eugent Bushpepa has visible tattoos, which aren’t allowed to be shown on Chinese TV. There's a lot of passion in tonight's performance, though it's a shame the music itself isn't a bit more original. But there's a long tradition of real couples doing well at Eurovision: in 1959, husband-and-wife Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson sang for the UK and came in second place.Â. The stage performance is a little shambolic. They were formerly bottom of the table, but perhaps the professional judges are a bit old for the Twilight demographic. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. It's the man responsible for bringing Eurovision to Portugal for the first time ever: last year's winner, Salvador Sobral. SuRie’s song got a final score of 48, placing 24th overall – just ahead of Finland and Portugal. The final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest kicks off in just one hour on BBC One. This is your last chance to grab a drink before it kicks off. Allegedly, the projection equipment was so expensive that Elina Nechayeva's team weren’t sure if they could afford to bring the performance to Eurovision, and they appealed to the Estonian government for cash. If you have a smartphone, you can also vote using the official Eurovision app - visit bbc.co.uk/eurovision for more info. Next year, it's time for a novelty act. Final (24 February 2018) The final of EMA 2018 took place on 24 February 2018. "It’s one of the most fun, interesting and exciting songs in Eurovision memory, with a vibrant sense of humour and quirkiness to it," writes pop critic Charlotte Runcie. If the UK received a boost from sympathetic fans after the stage-invasion, we won't be seeing any sign of it yet. Aw, shucks Latvia. The vampiric Mélovin is our goth crush for the evening. The ensuing publicity has been a boon for O’Shaughnessy. A stage invader interrupted British singer SuRie's performance at the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night. One of the most chic songs this year, it’s likely to be a high finisher.". Whilst we are quite busy feeling sorry for the UK, spare a thought for Portugal, currently languishing second from last above Ukraine. Meanwhile, the EBU, which broadcasts Eurovision, has now cut all ties with Mango, meaning Chinese Eurovision fans will be missing out on tonight’s final. As a monoglot listener, though, it’s easy to feel you’re missing out on the full experience - though maybe not with Hvala, ne! If it's not the doctor himself, it's certainly the fan. That stage invasion might just be the best thing that could have happened for the UK. For viewers in the UK, Graham Norton is also back providing his usual sharp-witted commentary. As a member of the " Big 5 ", the United Kingdom automatically qualified to compete in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. For context, earlier this week bookies were offering 500-1 on her.Â. Israel's fears can’t have been allayed by the relatively new scoring system that Eurovision uses, where the hosts slowly read out the juries’ scores first. (You can't vote for the UK if you're in the UK, of course). It's still lovely, even though he's been rather rude about this year's entries. Incredibly toe-tapping. Only seven songs in and Norway decide to intervene and tell everyone how to write a song. The Telegraph’s Charlotte Runcie loved Cláudia Pascoal’s electropop ballad, but it seems the juries do not feel the same. "Don't give me that c--p about Canada not being part of the European family,” he complains in a new campaign video. Austria’s The Makemakes had one in 2015. If you’ve been following the odds, you’ll have seen Ryan O’Shaugnessy leap from a rank outsider to one of this year’s favourites in just the last two days. It sounds pretty easy: step 1 is apparently “believe in it and sing it all day long”, which doesn’t sound too complicated.  They are cunningly overcoming the language barrier by encouraging the audience to sing nonsense words. An iconic Spice Girls cover from @SuRieOfficial. However, apparently 15 per cent of tickets have gone to Brits and the bar had run out of beer quite early – so maybe it's not so surprising there was a singalong. It’s totally unlike recent entries from Slovenia, and the punky attitude makes it memorable. Domenico Modugno: ‘Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu’ (third place, Italy, 1958) Domenico Modugno’s ‘Nel Blu … We (Tristram and Zoah) will be following every moment of the action, and providing the very best obscure Eurovision trivia. #yellowface. You shouldn't have. O’Shaughnessy responded favourably to the ban: "From the very start we've said love is love - whether it's between two guys, two girls or a guy and a girl so I think this is a really important decision," he told the BBC. "She got a huge round of applause for carrying on in here," says Chris Lochery, although it seems no-one got a very clear view of the stage-intruder.  Every year, certain countries can rely on support from a few old friends. It's an odd set-up; the public are voting for an entirely different performance to the experts. Shub-dubba-do-wop, anyone? Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), the contest was held at the Altice Arena, and consisted of two semi-finals on 8 and 1… . . We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. Watch this space to find out which one. However, the empowering dance song had the audience captivated and cheering. Cyprus's Eleni Foureira has overtaken her as the hot bookies's favourite; her fiery song Fuego (or "Fire") is accompanied by impressive onstage pyrotechnics, which seem to have set the audience alight – metaphorically speaking, of course.Â, Being censored might just be the best thing that could have happened to Ireland. "They've gone crazy for Netta in the Eurovision Village Square (Praça do Comércio) too.  It's Cesár Sampson! 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the national final format developed by PBS to select the Maltese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The Hungarian press are enthusiastic, but we're not so sure. But what does our pop critic Charlotte Runcie think? A promising start for France - who were shortly behind Cyprus, Ireland and Israel in the bookies' odds earlier this evening. WINNER'S PERFORMANCE: Duncan Laurence - Arcade - The Netherlands - Eurovision 2019 — 1 year ago Video Winner's Press Conference with Netta from Israel - Eurovision Song Contest 2018 There's a camel in the official music video for this song. EUROVISION 2018: Israeli singer Netta Barzilai was crowned victor last night after she charmed the crowds and judges with her incredibly upbeat song Toy. She gives an opera-pop crossover performance with a belting voice, while wearing an enormous dress. Real-life couple Amaia and Alfred have only been together a few months, but their chemistry during this tender ballad is undeniable. We're blushing. As we take a short interval break, our Lisbon pop correspondent Chris Lochery  gives his verdict on the first half: "Thinks kicked off with quite a solemn and serious start. To fill the last few minutes before tonight's final, have a look at what some of the best audience members are wearing. It's ironic that the audience said "no thanks" to a song called No Thanks. Erm, right. Eight points from Israel! The protestor was wearing a t-shirt advertising "Dr" Activism's website and urging them to buy his book on Amazon. singer. In a Danish-language interview, Rasmussen explained that Higher Ground has “a message of peace.” It’s a message as relevant now as it was in the 12th century, but will it sway the voters? #tbt the last gig as TTA and the first as Hair Metal Heröes - a goddamn beautiful Nite of the prettiest Rock N Roll #hairmetal #heroes #glammetal #wigs #glitter and #makeup #BonJones #AxXx #LöveStyle #MaryKillBürne #KraiZt #WildChild #bonjovi #defleppard #warrant #motleycrue and all the other greats! Voters in the UK can vote for the country of their choice by phone, either from a landline using a regular 11-digit phone number, or from a mobile phone using a shortened 7-digit number. Cyprus’s Beyoncé-esque dance number, Fuego, took the silver medal – but the evening’s runaway winner, with 529 points, was Israel’s Netta. Not everyone was pleased by the decision. This video content is no longer available, To watch The Telegraph's latest video content please visit, You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. Our critic Charlotte Runcie writes: "Lea Sirk brings some serious swagger to the stage with this song in Slovene, featuring rapping, energetic dancing, and a serious breakbeat. Although Netta probably wasn’t authorised to make the decision officially, she suggested in her victory speech that Jerusalem may be the city that welcomes the song contest next year. "Mélovin looks as if he’s escaped Bram Stoker’s Dracula to start a pop career, and though he has an appealing gothic-pop look, and a distinctive voice, this insistent dance song feels hurried and unspectacular, and unlikely to do particularly well considering strong competition this year.". But calling for a singalong (twice!) Aww... No, you're crying. We imagine he won’t be sending the new queen of Eurovision a congratulatory bouquet then. is only a good idea if you're sure people will actually sing along. “I really don’t see any evidence of someone hearing a song that totally speaks to them, and then thinking about a political agenda,” she says. But they have a very proud musical tradition here in Portugal, so they're not doing Swedish-style parody songs. And it's made an impression on the crowd - even the jaded journalists. "Big, big clapalong for Israel in the chorus here – the first time that's happened in the press centre," reports Chris Lochery from Lisbon. Pop critic Charlotte Runcie writes: "Yes, Australia are in Eurovision now, and will keep on being invited forever, it seems. 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