SNAP JUDGEMENT: Spain nearly banned from this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest

Dazzling Jessica Mauboy oozed confidence on stage during the Eurovision rehearsals which took place in Lisbon on Tuesday

Now she has to compete in the final competition, which will take place on Saturday, may 12.

"We were beside Switzerland and or a moment I thought this is it we're out".

On the eve of the Eurovision Song Contest, the odds-on favorite is Israel's Netta and her brassy "Toy".

It is time to put up the bunting, make your final part preparations ang get ready to cheer her on all the way this Saturday night.

SBS are the broadcast partner of Eurovision and have been covering the event for years.

In Australia, SBS is the only broadcaster with rights to Eurovision. "There's a big Irish flag around me, my family and friends are here and I am going to be representing my country". "It's a song that empowers people, and we want people to use it as an anthem. which is about standing up to bullies".

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The actual Grand Final running order will be determined and publicly announced after the end of both semi-finals on Thursday evening, when we'll finally know all the 26 contenders of the 2018 Eurovision trophy!

Last year's victor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Polina Bogusevich, also attended the Press Conference: "I want to say that my world changed around me, but not inside me since I won".

This week, O'Shaughnessy performed together at the Eurovision semi-final, and according to the Guardian he was the "great surprise" of the night. "The UK's SuRie, with Storm, is also a strong entry and would be guaranteed a top 10 placing if it wasn't such a vintage year".

The second semi-final will be on Friday May 11, from 5am AEST and features our girl Jess up against 17 other nations for a spot in the Grand Final.

If you want all the Eurovision action without the commentating, you can live stream all the shows on Eurovision's official YouTube channel.

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