Can we make this the first win for Ireland since 1996?
The 22-year-old's participation in Eurovision had been threatened after he sustained a spinal injury in a fall during rehearsals last week.
Meanwhile, Cyprus are the firm favourites after an unprecedented move from 66/1 to 5/2 following Monday night's semi-finals jury show. 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 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by Belarusian public broadcaster BTRC.
The Eurovision song contest kicked into high gear on Tuesday in Lisbon with tens of thousands of music fans further boosting the record tourist numbers in the city, where pop star Madonna fixed her residence a year ago.
While we always knew he could do it, we'd be lying if we said our nerves weren't shot during the results.
Tuesday night's semi-final had been billed by fans and pundits as a "Eurovision bloodbath", such was the quality of the acts competing for a place in the Grand Final.
Ryan revealed backstage how it was impossible to describe his feeling of qualifying for the final.
Well, only the best, strangest, most eclectic TV song contest that has ever existed. I'd be the happiest person in the world!
The Grand Final of the popular contest will be held Saturday.
Israel has made the final round for the past four years consecutively, and has won the competition three times.