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eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

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So that’s IT for another Eurovision, and it’s goodbye from Lisbon! Thank you all for joining in and helping me hold this ship together, and a massive thanks to Alice for helping me navigate the madness. However you feel about Eurovision (and I fully expect plenty of people to share their opinions on this matter overnight), it remains one of my favourite nights of the year – you’ve all been brilliant company, so thank you for joining in.

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Putting on Eurovision is an absolutely epic feat – 43 countries, thousands of press and huge delegations to organise in one year. As usual the European Broadcasting Union have done the most phenomenal job, and the people of Lisbon have been an absolute joy. If you love Eurovision and get the chance to go, I can’t recommend it enough. eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

Alice and I are on Twitter @heidistephens and @alice if you fancy saying hi; right now we’re off to the afterparty to dance the night away. Thank you so much for joining in, and I’ll see you next year!

Singing We Got Love, the Australian star came 20th out of 26 entries at the big event.

Donning a purple sequinned dress “inspired by her dreamtime story”, Mauboy was greeted by cheers from the crowd who sang along during her performance. eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

Despite the warm reception from the crowd, Mauboy received the lowest points in the tele-vote — Australia got just nine points from people phoning or texting their votes while watching the contest, after receiving 90 from the professional music juries.

Speaking after the contest, Mauboy said she felt “really celebrated”, not sadness, at the end of Eurovision.

“I honestly felt like I gave it my all and sang my heart out,” she said.

The contest was won by Netta Barzilai for Israel with Toy, giving her country its fourth Eurovision victory.

No country received the dreaded “nul points”, with hosts Portugal finishing last of the 26 nations with 39 points.

More than 10,000 people were in the audience, and thousands more watched the show at a downtown fan zone in Lisbon.

An expected 200 million people were tuned in across the world.

The event started out as a competition between European countries, but its huge popularity has led to the inclusion of Israel and Australia — and previously Morocco — as contestants.

Barzilai’s up-tempo song Toy — featuring the lyrics “I am not your toy, you stupid boy” and “the Barbie’s got something to say” — has been hailed as a song for the #MeToo  movement. eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

“The song has an important message — the awakening of female power and social justice, wrapped in a colourful, happy vibe,” Barzilai told a Eurovision blog this week.

The Israeli performer was overcome with emotion when the penultimate televote score was announced for Cyprus, confirming that she had won the contest.

eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa
eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

“Thank you so much for choosing different, thank you so much for celebrating differences between us,” a tearful Netta said. eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

“Thank you so much for celebrating diversity! Thank you, I love my country! Next time in Jerusalem!”

Last year’s winner, Salvador Sobral, who has been critical of Eurovision for what he called its focus on “fast-food” music, had slammed Israel’s entry in an interview in the leadup to this year’s contest.

He called Netta’s entry a “horrible song”, leading to an uncomfortable moment at the presentation, where he handed over the trophy to her and quickly left the stage.

The other controversy at the grand final involved United Kingdom entrant SuRie, who had a stage invader grab the microphone from her hand during her performance. eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

She recovered and grabbed it back before going on to finish the song. She was given the option of re-doing the song, but opted not to.

The United Kingdom — which has won the contest five times but not since 1997 — continued a run of poor results with a 24th placing on 48 points.

Organisers also released the results of the voting from the semi-finals, which showed that Australia finished fourth out of 18 countries in semi-final two on 212 points, behind the winner Norway (266).

The other semi-final confirmed the momentum for the two leading contenders, with Israel winning semi-final one with 283 points to Cyprus in second with 262.

She had been an early favourite, but the vote went down to the wire with Cyprus finishing in second place.

SuRie later tweeted that she knew “anything could happen” on stage.
Austria had topped the leaderboard of the 63rd annual contest after the juries’ votes had been given, with Cesar Sampson’s Nobody But You the surprise frontrunner.

But it became clear.

Netta also admitted she had no idea what was going on during the results stage of the show, because she didn’t have her glasses on to see the scoreboard. She said she had to piece together the results from the shrieks of her team around her. eurovision second semi final 2018, eurovision 2018 final winner, watch eurovision 2018 online usa

Finally, when asked the first thing she would do when she got home she replied simply: “Houmous!”

She said everything about the moment of winning was “a black blur”, and that she thought “what is happening

 

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