Laurence performed the song in the second semi-final on Thursday evening and despite earlier problems with a ball of light, the staging worked well, Dutch commentators said.
Thursday's selections were made with equal weight given to the points awarded by juries of music experts and voting in the participating countries. The country with the most points is declared the victor.
The Eurovision Song Contest final will air on BBC One on 18 May from 20:00 BST. The live show is watched by about 200 million viewers worldwide.
Israel earned the right to host after Israeli singer Netta Barzilai carried off last year's prize with her spunky pop anthem "Toy".
On May 14, her much-publicized performance came into question after the show's organizers revealed that no contract had yet been signed. Calls for performers to boycott the show over Israel's treatment of Palestinians have failed to yield tangible results.
In a Facebook comment soon after performing on stage, Michela appeared satisfied with her performance.
But the contest waded into murky waters when one of its Israel-themed promotional clips streamed at Thursday's show introduced Norway's performers prancing in what the video labelled the Judean Desert, and what most of the global community calls the West Bank, which the Palestinians claim for their future state.
"I'll never stop playing music to suit someone's political agenda nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be", the singer said in a statement.
The Palestinian-led boycott movement against Israel had urged artists to skip Eurovision in Tel Aviv.
Emergency vehicles escorted the firefighter's body in a flag-draped coffin to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. Police have not confirmed that anyone is in custody but say there is no longer a threat to the area.
Getting tens, hundreds, or thousands of satellites into space and operational "is no small feat", he said. OneWeb and Amazon are the big ones, but there are also lesser known companies, like LeoSat and Telesat.
He allegedly fired an assault rifle through the door of his apartment at police, the Department of Justice said. Five Russian nationals charged in the Pittsburgh indictment remain free and are believed to be on the run.
Though she also confessed to spilling the beans when she had too much to drink at their star-studded Christmas Eve party. The couple have said that they will likely stop at four children, as that is the ideal number fr them.
They showed me some sample images that really pulled details out of deep shadows-almost like Google's impressive Night Sight . It comes with 128 GB of storage as the standard configuration but also supports microSD cards up to 512 GB.
CBS revealed a first look at Star Trek: Picard starring Patrick Stewart during the CBS All Access Upfronts presentation. The cast around Stewart includes Alison Pill , Harry Treadaway , Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera and Michelle Hurd.
At the end of the quarter, Walmart has 2,450 stores with grocery pickup in the US and almost 1,000 locations with delivery. That could make a number of goods, including toys, clothes and sneakers, more expensive for American consumers .
Iraq's status as an area of shared influence between Iran and the United States leaves the country's leaders with few options. It is believed tensions between Iran and the USA were a "hot topic" in Tuesday's National Security Council meeting.
However, on the same day, gunmen dressed in Rapid Support Forces' uniforms attacked protesters in one of Khartoum's squares. Demonstrators have vowed to continue to sit-in and march until the government is transitioned to 100 percent civilian rule.
FDA Issues Recall On Tattoo Ink Contaminated With Bacteria
According to the FDA, people who have been tattooed with contaminated ink can experience rashes or lesions of red papules. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a nationwide recall for tattoo ink due to bacterial contamination.
Cards CB Peterson banned 6 games for PEDs
With Peterson out of the lineup, Arizona's depth at cornerback obviously takes a huge hit. "I communicated with Patrick". Peterson recorded 54 combined tackles, a sack, five passes defensed, and two interceptions through 16 games last season.
You Can Now Buy the First 1TB microSD Card
It spans 128GB to 32GB capacities and up to 100/90MB/sec read/write speeds, supporting video speeds of C10, U3 and V30. The card can do sequential reads and writes at up to 160MB/sec and 90MB/sec.
Amazon's $50 Fire 7 tablet just got a big upgrade
Both the Amazon Fire 7 and and Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition are available to pre-order today, and will start shipping on 6th June. The Fire 7 is Amazon's basic media playing and color reading tablet, popular among families with small kids.