Eurovision 2018: Israel's Netta Is the Winner
Albanian Daily News
Published May 13, 2018
Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest saw 26 countries compete against one another for the chance to be crowned champion.
The competition was close between Israel, Austria, Sweden, Germany and Cyprus.
But it was Israel that were triumphant with 529 points.
Cyprus followed in second place.
The Grand Final came after 36 countries competed in the semi-finals, which took place on May 8 and May 10.
The "big five", France, Germany, Spain, Italy and UK all automatically qualified for the final as they made the biggest financial contribution to the competition.
Tomight's show was not without drama.
The UK entry SuRie was left shocked when a stage invader ran onto the stage and snatched her microphone.
The man, who was identified as Dr A.C, was quickly dragged off and is now said to be in police custody.
SuRie chose not to perform for a second time after the incident.