But, as with all things Eurovision, anything can happen.
With diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Russian Federation at their coolest for decades, this weekend's Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon could offer a chance for both countries to forgive, or punish, each other in front of millions of TV viewers.
26 countries will participate in the Eurovision finals, which will be held in Lisbon next week.
At this year's Eurovision: You Decide, singer-songwriter SuRie was the surprise victor, beating out heavy favourite Asanda to become the UK's entry in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. TV viewers can not cast votes for representatives of their countries.
Fans were absolutely delighted - especially since Ireland hasn't qualified for the final since 2013.
This year, 43 nations send one participant to Lisbon for the 63rd iteration of the contest. Since then, the likes of Molly Sterling and Nicky Byrne have fallen at the semi-final hurdle.
"It's a very cultural and traditional thing which we Australians have been watching for many years, holding our breath to one day possibly be a part of it", she said.
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Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, explained about Belarus' broadcaster, BTRC, hosting the show: "We made a decision to give the host broadcaster more time to prepare for the event, that's why we announced it earlier".
The UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain do not compete in the semi finals as they have a direct pass through to the final.
SBS will air the first-semi final tonight at 7.30pm; the second semi-final will air live on Friday at 5am and repeated at 7.30pm, the final will air live on Sunday at 5am and repeated at 7.30pm.
Over 200 million people across the world tune in. This year, Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey again get to host the action, both in the semi-finals and in the Grand Final.
The Spanish singers were close to being expelled after Brisa Fenoy, a representative of the professional jury appointed by Spanish broadcaster TVE, published a photograph of the couple during general rehearsals, something strictly forbidden by the competition rules. The SBS On Demand app is also available to download for both iOS and Android.
If you're less inclined to hear Myf and Joel rattle on, then you're next best bet is to watch the live stream on the Official Eurovision YouTube Channel.
Jessica appeared as the interval act at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, a moment that led to Australia being accepted into Eurovision on a permanent basis the following year.
However, those close to Rob also say that he is ecstatic to have a new niece in the family, and he can't wait to meet baby True . The endearing moment is a nice break from the stream of turbulent news regarding little True's parents.
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Sharif further said, "It's absolutely unacceptable (to allow non-state actors to cross the border and commit terrorism there). Sharif admitted that Pakistan has "isolated" itself and the country's "narrative" is no longer accepted across the world.
The Jolly LLB 2 actress is attending the film festival in association with a liquor brand, which is also hosting Kangana Ranaut . Husson is one of three female filmmakers out of the 21 movies in competition for the Palme d'Or this year.
The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service said they received an alert from the World Health Organization (WHO). The cases were unrelated to the epidemic in West Africa that year in which more than 11,000 people died.
President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that he's working to give China's ZTE "a way to get back into business, fast". The president has taken a tough stance on what his administration deems unfair trade practices by the Chinese government.
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