Number of participants: 43
Venue: Altice Arena
Hosts: Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado
Waylon and his proud country
If it were possible to have any doubt about the musical capabilities of Waylon, then he took those away completely last Monday, during a small, intimate concert in a bar underneath a bridge. Waylon enters the stage, accompanied by two of his band members. ‘These songs are real, honest, and they’re… »
Our love in Semi-Final 2: Georgia
Something happened during Eurovision last year. Amidst all the fireworks, light shows, dancers and apotheoses, a little song from Portugal won. It gave us a message: bring back music. Georgia took that advice, and sent ethno-jazz formation Iriao with a plain task: go to Lisbon, and bring music. Salvador’s call… »
My love for tonight: Lithuania
Initially singer Ieva didn’t want to participate at all, but when she heard When we’re old for the first time, she was sold. She immediately thought of Valdas Adamkus, the man who had been president of Lithuania for about ten years. She thought of how Adamkus once was present at one of… »
Cyprus: the queen of being underestimated
Every year it happens once or twice: everyone focuses on the highest ranked Eurovison entries in the bookmakers lists, almost blind-staring at just those favourites. Meanwhile, unnoticed and anonymous, one country slowly climbs up, step by step. First just a doubt, then just a song somewhere in the middle, then… »
Ode to Mercy
Ode to Mercy, written by Emilie Satt & Jean-Karl Lukas, who are also the performers: Madame Monsieur. France, Eurovision 2018
Eurostory Award: the voting begins now!
Eurostory is once again going through all the lyrics of this year’s Songcontest entries to find the best Eurovision line – the one with the prettiest poetry, the most meaningful metaphor, the most interesting imagery. The winning line – and its author(s) – will receive the Eurostory Award 2018. Two… »
OUR EUROSTORY EUROVISION SONG: WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
We asked the awesome Koonian to write a song for us. And… we dared him to fit ALL THIS YEAR’S EUROVISION SONG TITLES in the lyrics. So here it is – with this one we celebrate Eurovision 2018!
JOWST: YOU HAVE TO GO OFF-ROAD
JOWST (stage name of Joakim With Steen, Norway, 1989) was a sound engineer in a well-known studio in Oslo, until he decided to quit his job to become the producer, composer and artist that he is now. He participated in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2017 with one of his… »
The best lines of the new album
‘I am an activist,’ Loreen said at the end of 2017 during one of her performances. It was ever so casual. The four words were pronounced by the Swedish-Moroccan singer in front of the guests of the Pontus Schulz foundation. This is a Swedish organisation dedicated to a more humane… »