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Australia: Which countries rewarded Isaiah with points?

Now that the dust clouds have settled in, it is time to look at how Australia has fared at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Who voted for us, and what were the differences between the semi final and the grand final?

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Australia: Positive Viewership Statistics From SBS’s 2017 Eurovision Broadcast

After the SBS CEO released viewership figures in Australia for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, Joshua Mayne looks back at Australia’s third Eurovision Song Contest participation.

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Portugal: Massive homecoming welcome for Salvador Sobral

A lot of people were waiting at the airport for Portugal’s winner Salvador Sobral as he arrived back from Kiev. Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday with the song Amar Pelos Dois. It was the first ever victory for Portugal in the contest.

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Kiev 2017: Anja Nissen just narrowly qualified for final

The second Semi-Final was won by Bulgaria with a total of 403 points, also thanks to winning both the jury vote as well as the televote. Remarkably, the difference between number 10 (Denmark) and number 11 (Serbia) was only 3 points.

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Kiev 2017: Australia was a non-qualifier for televoters

The first Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 was won by Portugal with a total of 370 points. Portugal won both the jury vote as well as the televote. Australia only qualified because of a top result with the jury.

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Kiev 2017: Portugal wins Eurovision for first time in history

Salvador Sobral from Portugal has won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Amar Pelos Dois’. Australia’s Isaiah Firebrace ended in ninth place, thanks to the jury vote. In the televote Australia only got two points.

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Tonight: Italy no longer the runaway favourite

For months going into the Eurovision Song Contest, Francesco Gabbani was the clear favorite for victory. Halfway through the first rehearsal week, professional gamblers, journalists and fans were wondering if anyone could still make this a close contest. However at the start of the final day, Portugal and Bulgaria have come closer than ever before.

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Tonight: Isaiah Firebrace makes it three in a row for Australia

For the third year in a row, Australia participates in the Eurovision Grand Final. Australian Eurovision fans have been living a dream for the past few years now after a long long wait. Isaiah himself, too, is living a dream.

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Daily Coffee: “Italy, Bulgaria and Portugal nailed it at the jury final”

In the last episode of our podcast Daily Coffee Steef van Gorkum and Dennis van Eersel talk about the upcoming final of the Eurovision Song Contest. The predicted top three with the televote had also done well during the jury show. Italy, Bulgaria and Portugal could win the contest tonight.

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Jury rehearsal Grand Final: Vocal assessment of all the songs

And then there was only one show left! Tonight in the press center, 26 countries perform in the second dress rehearsal of the Eurovision Final 2017. Juries from all 42 participating countries will watch the performance and decide on 50% of tomorrow’s results.

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