In the first semifinal of "Eurovision" will represent Belarus Alekseev


Only ten will qualify for Saturday's Grand Final.

In the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, takes place the opening ceremony of the global song contest "Eurovision-2018". Her entry, Toy, has gained worldwide popularity and is considered a favorite to win. He will compete with singers from Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Israel, Estonia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Finland, Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland, and Cyprus.

Singer-songwriter SuRie is representing the United Kingdom this year with the song Storm. We caught up with her ahead of the competition to find out more about her. "I was bullied at school and it took time for me to find my niche".

Lisbon hosts the first Semi-Final of Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Former Britain's Got Talent finalist Ryan O'Shaughnessy will represent Ireland with the song Together. Televotes make up 50% of the result; the other 50% of tonight's result has already been determined by a professional jury last night.