Eurovision 2018: SuRie reveals 'advantage' which could help United Kingdom win competition

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Portugal is hosting the competition for the first time.

At this year's Eurovision: You Decide, singer-songwriter SuRie was the surprise victor, beating out heavy favourite Asanda to become the UK's entry in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

In an interview ahead of tonight's show, Netta admitted that the attention has been "embarrassing" for her.

The second semi final is set to take place May 10, with the final scheduled for May 12.

Participants must be active members of the European Broadcasting Union. Later that year, Eurovision organisers invited Australia back for the 2016 competition, and we've been participating ever since.

Eurovision is the longest running worldwide televised song contest, bringing politics, extravagant stage sets, freakish and glamorous costumes, and plenty of song and dance together in a fight to the glorious end.

Supporting Jessica on her Eurovision journey is her boyfriend-of-nine-years Themeli Magripilis. The former actor in Fair City and finalist on Britain's Got Talent will perform the song Together at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.

Mauboy is clearly popular among worldwide media and fans in Portugal this year after being introduced to them as a guest performer in Denmark's 2014 contest.

Malta will be competing in Thursday's Semi Final, and as pressure continues to build we're excited to see all the tricks Christabelle has up her sleeve.

Could the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest prove lucky for Cyprus?

Viewers in the United Kingdom will be able to vote for their favourite song in the first semi-final after the final act has finished performing.

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