Irish Eurovision entry Lesley Roy misses out on final

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Irish Eurovision Entry Lesley Roy Misses Out On Final
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By Tom Horton, PA

Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry Lesley Roy has missed out on qualifying for the final of the competition.

The singer-songwriter had delivered an energetic performance of her song Maps live in Rotterdam as the competition returned for a semi-final following last year’s cancellation.

Norway, Israel, Russia, Azerbaijan, Malta, Lithuania, Cyprus, Sweden, Belgium and Ukraine made it through to Saturday’s final.

Russian singer Manizha gave an eye-catching performance of her song Russian Woman, which focused on female empowerment.

The artist came on stage in a large, multicoloured dress before emerging from the garment in a red boiler suit.

Australian entry Montaigne, who failed to qualify for the final, performed her song Technicolour remotely after being unable to travel to Rotterdam for the competition.

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In addition to Ireland and Australia, Croatia, North Macedonia, Romania and Slovenia also missed out on a place in Saturday’s final.

San Marino entry Senhit confirmed during the programme that US rapper Flo Rida will perform with her during the second semi-final of the competition on Thursday.

She said she is “super, super happy” he will be joining her on stage.

During the show Dutch stars Davina Michelle and Thekla Reuten gave a performance of The Power Of Water, which focused on issues around flooding sea levels in the Netherlands.

Last year’s Eurovision was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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