Sunday, December 16, 2018

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

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 27 – MALTA

Taboo by Christabelle Borg Watching the Maltese final, you’d be forgiven for forgetting there are any songs and that the whole thing is just an...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 26 – MACEDONIA (FYR of)

Lost and Found by Eye Cue Having a good friend who’s part of the Macedonian delegation means there’ll always be a little place in my...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 32 – Norway

I can’t even get through this song without punching something – and that really is a problem when you have tickets to sit in...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Greece

The requirements set down by broadcaster ERT were simple. This year, their Eurovision song had to be performed in and sound Greek. On both...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 25 – LITHUANIA

When We’re Old by Ieva Zasimauskaitė With 50 competitors and about 700 rounds it’s very easy to get lost in the Lithuanian final, although somehow...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 24 – LATVIA

Funny Girl by Laura Rizotto We’re more than halfway through this year’s Countdown now. Are you still keeping up? With so many competing entries it’s...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 23 – ITALY

Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente by Ermal Meta and Fabrizo Moro I’ve seldom been so pleased as to learn the Italian broadcaster RAI has finally...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 22 – ISRAEL

Toy by Netta I last spoke to you about Ireland, a Eurovision nation whose approach seems stuck in the past. In contrast, Israel’s couldn’t be...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Ireland

Last year, the Irish team floundered by entering a former boy band singer with a terribly high voice and a dreary song. This time...

Six Eurovision winners who should have quit while ahead

Only one performer has ever won the Eurovision Song Contest twice. Johnny Logan warbled his way to victory in 1980 and 1987. This year, Norwegian power-violinist Alexander Rybak hopes to...