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Putting on a show! Jessica revealed her performance is'shaping up really well as she hit the stage at the Altice Arena in Portugal's capital Lisbon

Putting on a show! Jessica revealed her performance is'shaping up really well as she hit the stage at the Altice Arena in Portugal's capital Lisbon

According to Metro, the singer's performance of the United Kingdom entry at the Eurovision Preview Party in Madrid achieved the coveted "Maria Effect", the Eurovision insiders' term for a performance that prompts such a raucous reaction that the singer can hardly be heard.

Jessica Mauboy is gearing up for the most significant performance of her career to date at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Now she has to compete in the final competition, which will take place on Saturday, may 12.

Along with Israel, Austria, Estonia, Cyprus, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Albania, Finland and Ireland will all move on to the final leg of the competition.

Though Ireland is still the most successful country at the contest, with seven wins, we haven't been in the Eurovision since we came in last place back in 2013.

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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. I know that we'll have kids one day'. "When I first went out in 2015, my eyes were opened", she added.

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 previous year.

'I still really do s**t myself, ' she said.

While the Eurovision might carry a reputation of being low-brow and producing European techno-pop, SuRie has a highbrow musical pedigree.

A classically-trained musician, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and will be performing a song called Storm.

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