Ireland and Portugal failed at Eurovision

Ireland and Portugal failed at Eurovision

Once one of the most successful participants in Eurovision history, Ireland had been withdrawn from this year’s competition just before the semi-final.

Once one of the most successful participants in Eurovision history, Ireland had been withdrawn from this year’s competition just before the semi-final.

Molly Sterling, 17, who became the youngest entrant ever from the Ireland, wasn’t able to gather enough votes to let the seven-time winner confirm its status.

However, Ireland wasn’t the single unlucky participant. Malta, Switzerland, Iceland, the Czech Republic, San Marino and Portugal also failed to make it through the semi-final.

Although Sweden that has always been the bookies’ favorite, keeps its head above the water and sails through to grand final in Vienna on Saturday.

Mans Zelmerlow, the Sweden performer, joins the final round team that includes Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, the UK and Australia, which appeared to be a special guest.

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Mans Zelmerlow

The list of performers for a semi-final on Thursday in a right order:

LithuaniaMonika Linkyte and Vaidas Baumila: This Time
PolandMonika Kuszynska: In The Name Of Love
SloveniaMaraaya: Here For You
Sweden Mans Zelmerlow: Heroes
NorwayMorland: A Monster Like Me
MontenegroKnez: Adio
CyprusJohn Karagiannis: One Thing I Should Have Done
AzerbaijanElnur Huseynov: Hour of the Wolf
LatviaAminata: Love Injected
IsraelNadav Guedj: Golden Boy

Ireland had a huge historical success at Eurovision, but since 2004, the year they were introduced, it failed to make progress above the semi-finals. Two times the last places had been taken by them, firstly in 2007 and then in 2013. In spite of that, Ireland carried itself much better than the Czech Republic that has never got through the grand final.

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