Here's everything you need to know about Eurovision 2017

Ireland fail to qualify for Eurovision final

After the expert jury votes and the televotes were added up, the remaining 10 finalists of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest were revealed. The UK will be represented by former X-Factor contestant Lucie Jones at this year's contest. Two Australians through to Eurovision grand final first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald. Svala and her team performed her song Paper and gave a great performance according to many disappointed fans that took to social media to voice their opinions about the semi-finals.

The track is already a viral smash in Italy where it went double platinum within a month, and has so far achieved over 100 million YouTube views.

This Saturday, the grand finale of the 62nd annual Eurovision Song Contest - the longest-running worldwide TV song competition in the world - will be streamed live on YouTube beginning at 3pm ET.

Portugal's Salvador Sobral is second favourite ahead of the semi-finals.

The UK's Lucie Jones is now tenth favourite to win the competition.

In February Timebelle won the Swiss public vote to sing their English-language song Apollo in Kiev, Ukraine, at this year's contest.

Who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016?

Who are this presenters of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017?

The 2017 competition is being held at the International Exhibition Centre in Kiev, Ukraine; the three live shows are hosted by local personalities Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Timur Miroshnychenko.

The haunting theme nabbed douze points across Europe and beyond, beating Australia and Russian Federation at the final hurdle.

Why does the UK NEVER win Eurovision? You can tune in on BBC Radio 2 with Ken Bruce from 8pm too.

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