Ireland is eliminated from Eurovision semi-finals

Ireland is eliminated from Eurovision semi-finals

Despite a strong performance, Molly Sterling has not been voted into this year's final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 10 countries that qualified in tonight's semi-final are Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Norway, Montenegro, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Latvia and Israel.

All the finalists who will take part in the Grand Final to be held this Saturday are now known.

Tonight's result was determined by a 50/50 split between national expert juries and televoting. The combined scores created the final outcome.

Ireland missed out on a place this year, but 17-year-old Molly Sterling has a promising future career.

The countries drawn in the first half of the final are: Armenia, Australia, Belgium, Estonia, France, Serbia and United Kingdom.

The countries drawn in the second half of the final are: Austria, Albania, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Romania and Russia.


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