Netta - Toy - Israel - LIVE - Grand Final - Eurovision 2018

Deanna Kelley
May 13, 2018

A stage invader interrupted British singer SuRie's performance at the Eurovision Song Contest tonight.

Her song Toy, whose lyrics "I am not your toy", sum up the concerns of many women who have adopted the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

21-year-old MELOVIN represent Ukraine with the song Under The Ladder.

The dress comes to life with lightening displays and laser effects while she sings.

The opening of the Grand Final of the 2018 European Song Contest is showcasing Portugal's traditional fado music. But it was a short return: Russia's contestant Julia Samoylova went out in the semifinals, while Ukraine singer Melovin advanced to the Grand Final.

Yeah, I think we're good.

Dozens of people gathered on Saturday morning at a "European Village" set up in the central Praca do Comercio, sitting on lounge chairs and discussing the upcoming final. Portugal won previous year with Salvador Sobral's subdued ballad "Amar pelos Dois".

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"Music isn't fireworks, it's feeling", Sobral said to explain his 2017 triumph.

This year's contest will cost around 20 million euros ($24 million) to stage, the lowest amount since 2008 when it started to have two semi-finals.

After the announcement and before a repeat performance of her winning song "Toy", Netta Barzilai cried out to a wildly applauding audience in Lisbon, "Thank you for accepting differences between us". However, Rock "n" Roll Kids touched the hearts of the various voting panels, and actually scored over 200 points, a first at the time.

That means the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest is heading to what many predict will be an exceptional year.

He also appeared to disparage the festival by saying that "fortunately" this year he did not have to listen to any of the contest's songs.

Six countries automatically qualify for the Grand Final: the "Big Five" of France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U. Three consecutive wins, which ensured that they became the host nation for the contest three times in a row.

The country which furnishes the victor organizes the following year's competition.

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