Saturday, December 15, 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

What does the web predict for tonight’s semi-final?

Tonight, Eurovision Song Contest fans get to settle down with the first slice of the 2018 competition. Nineteen songs will compete for ten Grand...

Live Blog – Dress Rehearsal – First semi-final

In the first of a series of Eurovision 2018 Live Blogs this week, Mr Phil will be your host for the dress rehearsal ahead...

First semi first dress musings

So there we just had the first semi final dress rehearsal and the sea references are laid on thick and fast from the outset,...

A night with a legend

Bom dia, OnEuropeans! Tudo bem? Well, there I as bemoaning my lack of party invites and I only go and get to one of...

First Dress Rehearsal – Semi Final 1 – EI’s live feed...

With thanks to our chums at Eurovision Ireland whilst I swan around Lisbon, you get to enjoy their excellent live blog of the first Semi-...

LIVE: The 2018 Eurovision Blue Carpet

We've dusted down the technology, and it's time for our very first live blog of the season. As all 43 entrants get paraded down...

Eurovision 2018 – It was the last day of rehearsals

Depending on how you deal with this kind of thing, you'll either be relieved and super-primed for the dress rehearsals and live shows, or...

Early doors or second half? Big 5 draw for Saturday

The Big Five rehearsed today, alongside host nation Portugal. At the press conference that followed, they each got to pick a ticket to say...

Italy’s heartfelt message brings the Big 5 to a close

And talking about songs with a message, Italy closes the Big 5 rehearsals this morning, though we have an additional run from Greece to...

French chic with a message

In contrast to Germany, France seems so classy, and Madame Monsieur have this all but perfected. They look good, they sound good, and now they...