More than 58000 tickets for Eurovision 2017 already sold - Hrytsak


And what time is it on TV?

Ireland's Eurovision entry Brendan Murray performed at the semi-final in Ukraine tonight.

This year's competition kicks off with the first semi-final on May 9 and the second on May 11.

The former Jam frontman expressed his fondness for the annual singing competition - which this year takes place in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday (May 13) - in a new interview.

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Australia was one of 10 countries to progress from Tuesday's first semi-final.

Whilst Welsh singer Lucie has slightly less favourable odds, her emotional ballad Never Give Up On You has earned praise of being the best UK Eurovision entry in while - fingers crossed the voters think so too!

Asked if he'd have represented the United Kingdom at this year's event in Kiev had he been asked, Weller replied: "I could be there, possibly".

Lucie is used to posing as she worked as a model before embarking on her dream of making it as a singer and actress.

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On Wednesday, five Russian fans were sent back to Moscow on a flight via the Belarusian capital Minsk, the organizer of the Eurovision pre-party in Russia Dmitry Melnikov said.

The so-called "Big Five" - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - are traditionally guaranteed a spot in the final, along with the host nation.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper ahead of Eurovision 2017 on Saturday, Lucie continued: "I'd really like to get on the top half of the board".

Now the bookies are touting Italy's Francesco Gabbani and his dancing gorilla pal (no, really) to take the top spot.

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While one of the bookies' favorites, Portugal's Salvador Sobral, drew attention to the refugee problems by turning up to the press conference wearing an "S.O.S. Refugees" shirt. His sister's been filling in for him in Kiev because he has a heart condition.