MX23RW : Thursday, May 19 08:04:11| >> :600:547484:547484:

Sweden, Australia through to Eurovision final, Ireland eliminated

Sweden, Australia through to Eurovision final, Ireland eliminated
© Eurovision
The final 10 countries qualify for the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The final 10 countries have qualified for this Saturday's grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Despite some rocky rehearsals, Cornelia Jakobs - one of the bookies' favourites - qualified for Sweden, while Australia also made it through, having fallen at the semi-final stage last year.

Ireland's Brooke Scullion had been a crowd favourite in Turin this week but failed to make the grade, and she will be joined in taking an early bath by Israel, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Cyprus, North Macedonia and Montenegro.

Rock group The Rasmus earned a spot in the final for Finland, qualifying alongside Serbia, Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Belgium and Romania.

Tonight's 10 qualifiers will join the 10 countries who qualified on Tuesday night, along with the so-called 'big five' of countries - the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France - who automatically progressed to the final without having to qualify.

The all-important running order for the final will be decided later tonight.

ID:485684:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:collect1942:

Follow us on Twitter @SMEntsFeed and like us on Facebook for the latest entertainment news alerts.

Click here for more stories about Cornelia Jakobs

Collect / Create New Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Brooke Scullion
Read Next:
Ireland's representative for Eurovision 2022 confirmed

rhs 2.0
New TV Picks header

Thursday, May 19

Citizen Kane: BBC Four, 9pm
Orson Welles stars as a newspaper mogul with political ambitions in this 1941 masterpiece

EastEnders: BBC One, 7.30pm
It's crunch time for Linda - will she accept Janine's offer?

Crime Scene Collection: BritBox, from 12am
Featuring programmes such as Psychopath with Piers Morgan, The Trial of Louise Woodward and In the Footsteps of Killers

Celebrity Juice: ITV2, 10pm
This week with guests AJ Odudu, Joel Corry, Tom Read Wilson and Aston Merrygold