It's the first time Ireland has made it to the final stage since 2013, when Ryan Dolan finished bottom with just five points.
For both countries to go head-to-head this year, Russian Federation first has to get through Thursday's semi-final.
Last year's victor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Polina Bogusevich, also attended the Press Conference: "I want to say that my world changed around me, but not inside me since I won". Singer-songwriter Ryan O'Shaughnessy's song was brought to life by dancers Kevin O'Dwyer and Alan McGrath in the track's music video, which featured the pair dancing through the street.
The Eurovision Song Contest is in its 63rd edition and is now underway in Lisbon, Portugal.
- The Eurovision semi-final is at 8pm on Thursday and is being shown live on BBC4.
"That was the sense I got a year ago as well; I know that a lot of people say that there's a bit of animosity against Australia [as an outsider in the pan-European competition] but I never got that sense".
Trump to help ZTE 'get back into business'
In April, he said: "For many years, no president wanted to go against China economically, and we're going to do it". FILE PHOTO: A ZTE smart phone is pictured in this illustration taken April 17, 2018.
'Much-needed' pole for Hamilton
Raikkonen finished down in fourth, however, almost half a second off pole and three tenths behind teammate Sebastian Vettel . I didn't have a great feeling on the tires, which have been different the whole weekend.
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She posted about motherhood and about her new daughter's looks after giving fans their first peak at the baby a few days ago. Khloe gushed, "I can't believe my baby will be a month old tomorrow".
That confident second rehearsal has vastly improved her match fitness with the fans and bloggers who closely rank this year's contestants as they run through their rehearsals.
Portugal this year for the first time host the "Eurovision".
"We were beside Switzerland and or a moment I thought this is it we're out".
This year is the 63rd edition of the annual contest, with 43 countries taking part. I'd be the happiest person in the world! However, the full breakdown of the two semi-final events is not going to be unveiled before the Grand Final's conclusion on Saturday.
Meanwhile, we'll find out who will win the coveted Eurovision trophy when the final takes place on Saturday 12 May.