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The victory in the international song contest Eurovision 2018 was won by the representative of Israel Netta with the song Toy. According to the results of the jury and the audience, she scored 529 points.
The second place, having received 436 points, was taken by the participant from Cyprus Eleni Fureira, who performed the song Fuego. In the third – Cesar Sampson from Austria with the song Nobody But You with 342 points. Eurovision this year was first held in Portugal. The final show took place on Saturday at the Lisbon Arenice Altice in the Park of Nations. The concert was attended by participants from 26 countries.
The winner called the participation in the contest a battle with herself and stated that she was proud to bring Eurovision to her country.
On Saturday in Lisbon – the final of Eurovision 2018. In the wake of #MeToo, all four leading women in the Portuguese capital are women.
Among the performers there is no definite favorite – neither the bookmakers, nor the audience can yet make a choice. One way or another, for the first time in 22 years, the Russian performer will not be able to compete:
“I have too many likes. “I like Germany, Lithuania, Ireland, Cyprus, Finland, Denmark … Too much!”
“Of course Cyprus! But Israel is also very popular, and now, after listening to the finals and semi-finals, it’s Lithuania. ”
“Of course, Cyprus now has tremendous support. But it seems to us, Ireland may be a “dark horse”. “
Ricardo Figueira, Euronews:
“This year at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon there are a lot of favorites. According to bookmakers, Israel was the leader first, then Cyprus took this position. Among the leaders and performers from countries such as France or the Czech Republic. However, the winner may turn out to be the most perfect outsider, as happened in previous years. ”
European bookmakers made a new forecast for the winner of Eurovision 2018. Experts believe that the singer Eleni Foureira from Cyprus can win.
Eleni Fureira will perform at a music contest with the song Fuego. According to the results of the first semi-final, the singer received a ticket to the final, where in the second part of the action she will be able to present her country with a competitive song.
It is still unknown what number Eleni Fureira will perform at the Eurovision final of 2018 in Lisbon on May 12. However, the fiery hit of a native of Albania was liked not only by fans of the song contest, but also by a strict jury. So, after the rehearsals of the performer, the bookmakers designed all the chances for the performers to win, as a result of which they placed Cyprus with the singer Eleni in first place.
Interestingly, after confirming the information in February 2018 that Eleni Fureira will represent Cyprus, the bookmakers gave her only 34th place out of 43 possible. After releasing her official track on March 2, 2018, she climbed to position 22. And after the first rehearsal in Lisbon, she “jumped” to 8th place.
In the second position – Alexander Rybak from Norway was still placed again. He will perform the song That’s How You Write A Song.
The third line was taken by singer Netta Barzilai from Israel, who previously predicted bookmakers would win Eurovision 2018.