Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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

Israel picks Netta Barzilai for Eurovision

Netta Barzilai has emerged as the winner of 'Next Star for Eurovision' - one of the most protracted selection processes this year. And even...

Mums might go to Iceland but ‘Our Choice’ – literally goes...

Six songs got through two semi finals to battle it out for business class seats with Icelandair to Lisbon. There were two rounds of voting....

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Slovenia

Starting out like New Order's magnificent Blue Monday, this 'song' soon heads in a very different direction. Slovenia never really seemed to get Eurovision. It...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 16 – Finland

Isn't this the song that is supposed to be winning the whole contest according to Eurofans around the world? I’ve clearly missed this hype...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Malta

As a veteran of the Malta Song for Europe competition, Christabelle has long since proven she's got the vocal chops for Eurovision. It's a...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 29 – MONTENEGRO

Inje by Vanja Radovanović There was a time a rousing Balkan ballad would commonly feature amid the top 5, but those days are long gone....

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 43 – Ukraine

The final song and my first thought about this is "Isn't it unlucky to be under ladders" - it seems so in this case...

FYR Macedonia – We get to see the last run-through

Well we have sound *and* vision for Macedonia. The first thing we see on stage is the lead singer's arse - some people might...

Romania: maybe not Goodbye quite yet

Gosh. Romania. I wasn’t expecting that. This is high-concept performance, sweetie. Yes, but is it art, darling? Cristina is clad in a purple floor-length gown,...

Money well spent Malta

Christabelle from Malta now, and they’ve brought four LED screens which are clustered onstage around a mini raised stage where Christabelle starts dressed tastefully...