The Ireland Eurovision performance has grabbed headlines after we finally secured another final spot - but its dancers have caused controversy in other parts of the world.
The Eurovision Contest takes places this Saturday, May 12th in Lisbon, with semi-finals this week.
While people from countries finishing higher up on the leaderboard were more likely to be satisfied, taking part in the competition and doing badly was found to be better than not getting involved at all.
"This year's song is kind of tied to last year, but it's not a direct reference, I would not say we wrote a revenge song", he told AFP.
In response shadow culture minister Steve Reed added: "Can I start by wishing good luck to SuRie, the United Kingdom entry in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night?"
When it comes to the UK, Russia has not exactly been lavish with its Eurovision scores. Dare we hope he could bring back the country's first win in 22 years? SHAME ON YOU! Is this how a victor of the Eurovision Song Contest is supposed to speak out? "When I first went out in 2015, my eyes were opened", she said.More news: Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding : Sonam shares a Thank you note
President Putin has backed the Russian entry Julia Samoylova, who was barred from competing in Ukraine previous year.
A basic one to start, but what did it feel like to win? You tried so hard to portray yourself as a humble man, as a true artist, and you may have tricked the entire Europe, but you did not fool me!
Just like in the video for the song, his live performance included two boys doing an interpretive dance depiction of a gay couple breaking up. It's a really catchy song and I'm very excited to meet her.
Mauboy will now get a chance to continue Australia's successful streak with the song contest.
"They haven't taken this lightly and I think it's a move in the right direction so I'm happy about it".
Ken Bruce said: "I think it's a great song, with, importantly, a blasting key change: many a good key change has won the competition!" Her performance was exceptional'. Voting is possible via the official Eurovision app, by telephone and SMS through the numbers shown on your screen.