Australia’s Isaiah Firebrace has made it through to the finals of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
The 17-year-old X-Factor Australia winner performed his song “Don’t Come Easy” at the competition’s first semi-final in Kyiv, Ukraine on Wednesday morning (AEST) and won one of ten qualifying spots for Sunday’s final.
Isaiah told SBS: “Eurovision has been a dream come true for me, and I’m so happy I get to be on the stage again for the Grand Final.
“I am so thankful for all the support from fans over here and everyone back home.”
The ten countries that made it through were Moldova, Azerbaijan, Greece, Sweden, Portugal, Poland, Armenia, Australia, Cyprus and Belgium.
Ten more will be announced at the contest’s second semi-final on Friday morning, screening on SBS from 5am. The final will be screened live on SBS on Sunday at 5am.
Both the semi-finals and the finals will also be screened on SBS on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7.30 pm.
Isaiah is the third Australian to compete in the Eurovision contest, after 2016 runner-up Dami Im and 2015 fifth place winner Guy Sebastian.
— SBS Australia (@SBS) May 9, 2017
— Isaiah (@isaiahofficial) May 9, 2017