2018

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest was the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place for the first time in Lisbon, Portugal, following the country’s first victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev, with the song “Amar pelos dois”, performed by Salvador Sobral.

The contest comprised two semi-finals on 8 and 10 May, and a final on 12 May 2018 in the Altice Arena, Lisbon.

The winner of the 2018 Eurovision

The winner was Netta with ‘Toy’ representing Israel, who as she picked up her award, declare ‘Next year in Jerusalem.’ That prompted various outcries and a few suggestions of boycott, plus general talk of how it’s going to be a security nightmare and such.

See the full results from the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Switzerland – Build them up and watch them fall

Just for context here, I said in my review of this song: "And then the lyric reminds me of words randomly thrown together in a...

Smouldering Sevak

Lovely burly and beary Sevak now for Armenia, in a ring of black slabs not too dissimilar to a modern day version of Stonehenge....

Armenia – Thank God I have coffee!

This can be summed up quite succinctly: A hairy man, sings a boring song ... in his nightgown. He doesn't move from his starting...

Armenia #BeardEnvy

Armenia now, and the outright winner were this the Eurovision Beard Contest. Unfortunately, it’s not, and the Contest he’s in seems, sadly, beyond his...

Saara and her wheel of misfortune

Ooh Lady Saara of Altoo now and, as expected, she’s has a big prop erection onstage consisting of a wheel of fortune at the...

Finland – Saara in a spin

It’s time for Saara Aalto, and for us to see whether she’s improved the dog’s dinner of the presentation in the Finnish UMK. She...

Controversial piece number 318 – Saaaara Aalto

This song ... well ... it really does need some words to describe it, I guess. The first set of words I'm going to use...

Greek drama

Yianni brings us 'Oniro Mou', looking classy in a pure white floor-length gown with trailing sleeves, which she makes a feature of during the...

Greece – Hello, this is the Mid 90’s. They want...

This song - to me - is a return to a time when Europe decided that sounding ethnic at Eurovision was a thing, and...

Greece – ol’ blue hands

Yianna from Greece is a vision in a white flowing gown, with drop sleeves from the elbows to the floor. One of her palms...