Ireland's Brendan Murray misses out on Eurovision Song Contest final

Posted May 12, 2017

Last year's stream was watched by almost two million people, according to Eurovision, making it the third largest music live stream in YouTube's history.

Ireland has triumphed seven times, while Sweden is a close second with six wins.

Asked what her ideal outcome would be by the Telegraph, Jones said: "I just don't want to come last, really".

The final 26 perform and then each country gives two sets of points from one to eight, 10 and 12 - one set given by a jury of music industry professionals and one set given by viewers at home.

This is the third year in a row that Iceland doesn't make it to the final in the Eurovision Song Contest, which is much loved among Icelanders.

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Her win in the semi-final secures Denmark's position in the final; previous year the country did not make it that far. So I suppose people who never win, win.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 airs at 8PM on BBC One this Saturday night. The next and last live #Hashpoll will take place of course on Saturday, a few hours before the Grand Final and the announcement of the victor!

Imri Ziv, 25, won the right to represent Israel in the annual competition after winning this years "Rising Star" singing competition TV show. "Nobody here at the arena, the other entries, the delegation... it's not something we're talking about". One of the top producers of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Christer Bjorkman, added that the team had worked around the clock to ensure that the live shows were produced at the highest possible level.

He said in March: "I'm just not sure it will happen for us this year". The first ten finalists will join the so-called Big Five and hosts Ukraine in the Grand Final.