Fado music takes centre stage at Eurovision Song Contest

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The Grand Final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will crown one of 26 entries with dreams of following in the footsteps of past winners such as Swedish pop group ABBA and Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias.

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. "Thank you for celebrating diversity!"

Ukrainian entry MELOVIN was the first contestant up on Saturday night with his song "Under The Ladder". 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.

With Ryan O'Shaughnessy qualifying for the Eurovision final, it's great to see Ireland back at the final stages because there's no denying that the competition is better when you're rooting for your own.

Cyprus' Eleni Foureira, who is a huge star in Greece, was tipped by bookmakers to win with her fiery number Fuego that features a heavily choreographed routine.

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SBS World News' Ricardo Gonzales delivers Australia's votes during the official Eurovision broadcast. But she's also been buoyed up by how well her song has gone down with most of the Eurovision supporters in Lisbon singing along when she performs it.

Austria finished in third place with viewers embracing leather-clad Cesar Sampson's soulful ballad Nobody But You. Three consecutive wins, which ensured that they became the host nation for the contest three times in a row.

The UK Eurovision entry, SuRie, was interrupted by a stage invader shouting "Nazis of the UK media" as he snatched the microphone during the UK's Eurovision performance.

The singer kept her composure to finish her song, Storm, which was written by Brisbane songwriter Nicole Blair.

The protestor was quickly ushered offstage by security and SuRie managed to complete her performance, visibly pumped up after the altercation.

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