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Culture news: Tomorrow, may 8, will host the first semifinal of the 63rd annual song contest “Eurovision-2018”.
The first semifinal of “Eurovision” will be held in the Portuguese capital (Lisbon). The competition will take 20 th Altis arena, located on the banks of the river Tagus. This arena, built for the EXPO 1998 and is one of the largest in Europe.
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In the first semifinal will include representatives of 19 countries. Their songs will be presented by the contestants from Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Finland, Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland and Cyprus.
Live broadcast of the first semi-final will start at 22:00 Kiev time (21:00 CEST). On Ukrainian television “Eurovision 2018” will broadcast channels UA: the First and the STB . The broadcast will start at 22.00.
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Live broadcasts of the Eurovision song contest on the STB will comment on Sergey Pritula, which is three consecutive years has been leading the national selection, and at UA: the First commentators will be Timur Miroshnichenko and Tatiana Terekhova.
It is worth noting that in the first semifinal with the song “Toy” will be delivered by the representative of Israel, 25-year-old Netta Barzilai, which is not the first week is at the top line of betting predictions.
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Also at number 8 will be the Ukrainian ALEKSEEV, which this year with the song “Forever” will represent Belarus.
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According to the calculations of bookmakers, the three leaders of the semi-finals will be Israel, Cyprus and the Czech Republic. The top five will close Estonia and Bulgaria.
Recall that the representative of Ukraine MELOVIN singer will perform in the second semifinal on Thursday, may 10, at number 18.