Sunday, May 13, 2018

Israel wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2018!

The Israeli singer Netta wins the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 with the song "Toy" getting 529 points coming 3rd in the jury voting and first in the televoting.

The runner-up is Cyprus represented by Eleni Foureira performing "Fuego" getting 436 points in total. And the third place is Austria represented by Cesar Sampson with the song "Nobody but you" getting 342 points.

Cyprus and the Czech Republic get their best results ever in this edition of the contest coming 2nd and 6th respectively.

You can find the full results of the grand final below:

The host city for the Eurovision 2019 is yet to be announced. Jerusalem is the most possible city to host the next edition of the contest while Tel Aviv is not going to bid venues.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Second Semi Final: Ten more countries go through!

Last night the second semi final of Eurovision 2018 took place in Lisbon with an amazing show. Ten more songs qualified for the grand final which will be held tomorrow on May 12! This year has had many surprises like Romania and Russia not qualifying for the first time after Azerbaijan being eliminated in the first semi final.

Here are the qualifiers from the second semi final:

  • Serbia
  • Moldova
  • Hungary
  • Ukraine
  • Sweden
  • Australia
  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Slovenia
  • The Netherlands

EBU also revealed the running order for the grand final:

01. Ukraine
02. Spain
03. Slovenia
04. Lithuania
05. Austria
06. Estonia
07. Norway
08. Portugal
09. United Kingdom
10. Serbia
11. Germany
12. Albania
13. France
14. Czech Republic
15. Denmark
16. Australia
17. Finland
18. Bulgaria
19. Moldova
20. Sweden
21. Hungary
22. Israel
23. The Netherlands
24. Ireland
25. Cyprus
26. Italy

The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place in Lisbon at Altice Arena at 21.00 CEST. The winner will be hosting the next edition of the contest in 2019.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

First Semi Final: 10 countries qualified for the grand final!

Yesterday the first semi final of the Eurovision 2018 was held in Lisbon's Altice Arena and ten countries qualified for the final taking place this Saturday. There were many surprises in this hard semi final.

The 10 qualifiers are as follows in order of announcement:

  • Austria
  • Estonia
  • Cyprus
  • Lithuania
  • Israel
  • Czech Republic
  • Bulgaria
  • Albania
  • Finland
  • Ireland

Unfortunately Azerbaijan, Iceland, Belgium, Belarus, Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Armenia and Switzerland failed to qualify for the final.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Eurovision Month is on the way!

The excitement is getting closer and the Eurovision Month will be knocking your room this Sunday! The first rehearsals at Altice Arena will kick off with 10 countries performing on stage for very first time in Lisbon!

So, which countries will be doing their first rehearsals and when? Here the main details of the first days of the rehearsals are being given.

Azerbaijan is to take the stage at 11.00 CET as the first country to rehearse and Bulgaria is to close the first day of rehearsals at 18.50 CET.

Here are the rehearsal schedule of the first rehearsals of the first semi final countries:

Sunday, 29 April

Azerbaijan - 11:00 - 11:30
Iceland - 11:40 - 12:10
Albania - 12:20 - 12:50
Belgium - 13:00 - 13:30
Czech Republic - 14:40 - 15:10
Lithuania - 15:20 - 15:50
Israel - 16:00 - 16:30
Belarus - 17:00 - 17:30
Estonia - 17:40 - 18:10
Bulgaria - 18:20 - 18:50

On the 2nd day of the rehearsals Macedonia is to take the stage at 11.00 CET as the first country to rehearse and Cyprus is to close the second day at 18.50 CET.

Monday, 30 April

Macedonia - 11:00 - 11:30
Croatia - 11:40 - 12:10
Austria - 12:20 - 12:50
Greece - 13:00 - 13:30
Finland - 14:40 - 15:10
Armenia - 15:20 - 15:50
Switzerland - 16:00 - 16:30
Ireland - 17:00 - 17:30
Cyprus - 17:40 - 18:10

Thursday, November 9, 2017

UPDATED | Lisbon 2018: 43 countries to take part in the upcoming contest!

Lisbon 2018 adventure has officially started after EBU's statement on the participation list. We have 43 countries participating in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Lisbon, Portugal after Salvador Sobral's winning with the song "Amar pelos dois" last year in Kyiv, Ukraine.

RTP, the host broadcaster, also announced the slogan and the logo of this year. They're calling all the communities to lovely Lisbon saying "All Aboard!" emphasizing the importance of the country's location. Lisbon is a city which connects Europe to the world. The audience will enjoy the ocean theme in next May.

Now it's time to host Europe's favorite TV Show: Eurovision!

The official logo of the Eurovision 2018

Which countries will participate in the Eurovision 2018?

We already know the participating countries of the Eurovision 2018 with the official announcement of the EBU. Lisbon will be welcoming the 42 countries in Altice Arena. Russia has returned to the contest after one year-absence.

Official presentation of the logo

You can get to know about both the logo and the slogan in this video:

Here are the participating countries:

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (SBS)
  • Austria (ORF)
  • Azerbaijan (ICTIMAI TV)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • Belgium (VRT)
  • Bulgaria (BNT)
  • Croatia (HRT)
  • Cyprus (CYBC)
  • Czech Republic (CT)
  • Denmark (DR)
  • Estonia (ERR)
  • Finland (YLE)
  • France (FT)
  • Germany (ARD/NDR)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Greece (ERT)
  • Hungary (MTVA)
  • Iceland (RÚV)
  • Ireland (RTE)
  • Israel (IPBC/KAN)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • Macedonia (MRT)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Moldova (TRM)
  • Montenegro (RTCG)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Romania (TVR)
  • Russia (C1R)
  • San Marino (RTV)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Slovenia (RTVSLO)
  • Spain (TVE)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (SRG/SSR)
  • Ukraine (UA:PBC)
  • United Kingdom (BBC)

2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 8th, 10th and 12th of May.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Portugal won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest! Where will next year's contest take place?

2017 Eurovision Song Contest finished on Saturday's night with the winning of Portugal represented by Salvador Sobral performing "Amar pelos dois" (Love for both of us) gaining 758 points breaking the record of Alexander Rybak.

Salvador Sobral was selected as the Portuguese participant for the contest in Festival de Canção 2017 in March. His winning entry could reach the top 3 in the betting odds just before the final and turned to be the hot favorite to win the contest.

He couldn't rehearse on stage in the first Eurovision week because of the health issues so did her sister who's the composer of the his song. Portugal hasn't been a successful country in the contest and hardly qualifies for the final in recent years. Salvador Sobral is now seen as a hero in Portugal after winning the contest for the first time.

Here's the full results of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest held in Kyiv, Ukraine:

The Portuguese national broadcaster RTP has announced today that Lisbon will host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in May. The venue for the festival is yet to be confirmed but Meo Arena is the most potential one:

MEO Arena (Lisbon, Portugal): It has 20.000 people for concert events. The venue is one of the biggest indoor arenas in the European Union and the biggest one in Portugal. It's built for Expo 1998 held in the city. 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Day 8: Second rehearsals of the Big 5 countries and Ukraine

Today is the last day of the individual rehearsals and the big 5 countries and Ukraine took the stage to rehearse. Also the Opening Ceremony of the Eurovision 2017 will take place today in Kyiv at 16.00 CET. The first dress rehearsal of the first semi final is scheduled to be held on Monday.

Here's the short clip of the last day's rehearsals:

Ukraine: O.Torvald - "Time"

Italy: Francesco Gabbani - "Occidentiali's Karma"

Spain: Manel Navarro - "Do it for your lover"

Germany: Levina - "Perfect Life"

United Kingdom: Lucie Jones - "Never Give Up on You"

France: Alma - "Requiem"