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Spotter’s Guide: Eurovision 2018 Semi Final Two

Singing vikings, dancing robots and the return of Rybak... John Lucas presents a rundown of what to watch out for in tonight's second Semi Final of Eurovision 2018.

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Prop Idol: Back To The Days Of The Cluttered Stage

Lisbon 2018's Eurovision staging made the artistic choice to remove the LED wall. Elaine O'Neill looks at the history of physical props and virtual scenery, the impact of RTPs choice, and the positive impact on the Song Contest.

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The Acceptable Faces Of Women At Eurovision
Netta | ESC Insight

Female artists at Eurovision must walk a fine line to ensure they appear acceptable to the televoting audience. They must be confident but not too confident, sexy but not too sexy, funny but not too funny. Lisa-Jayne Lewis explores the way that societal biases about femininity affect results and reactions at Eurovision.

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Eurovision 2018: The Betting State Of Play
The Eurovision Song Contest stage 2018 (EBU)

ESC Insights' Sharleen Wright informs of the current state of play in the 2018 contest odds and how to approach your bets leading to Saturdays' final.

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Accessibility At The Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Russia 2018 (Eurovision.tv/EBU)

It is no secret that Julia Samoylova, this year’s Russian artist, is a wheelchair user. Vienna 2015 showed that the organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest do not always plan appropriately in terms of accessibility for disabled persons. John Egan has explored some of the key venue features to see if Lisbon 2018 has done any better.

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