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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… »
Running for your life – to join Eurovision
The extraordinary story of Fazla from Sarajevo
What would you give to participate in the Eurovision Song contest? ‘Everything’, an artist would say, but what does that really mean, ‘everything’? Muhamed Fazlagic (Fazla) and his band must have had an idea, when they ran for their lives across an airplane strip near Sarajevo, that night in 1993…. »
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… »
Ode to Dervish
THE WORLD OF IRISH CHEERFULNESS On the evening of the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 I didn’t watch television. My parents did. It so happened that when I came downstairs to grab some crisps and a glass of coke from the kitchen, the most beautiful song of the evening was about… »
With nowaday’s ears: Amar pelos dois
Portugal’s winning song, analysed by three experts – plus the most beautiful cover versions
Here was a man, singing a very distinct song. One that you may love with a passion or hate equally. A fragile, somewhat jazzy song about a lost love. Salvador Sobral’s Amar pelos dois was remarkable for its soberness between all the other, often excessively orchestrated walls of sound. Luísa,… »
Waylon’s Outlaw in ’em: a closer look
It was a national final, and yet it wasn’t. In a sweeping five-day run on daily primetime tv-show De wereld draait door Waylon introduced the Dutch viewers to the songs he would have liked to bring to Lisbon. In the meantime, he had already opted for the most radical song… »
JAMALA: What does it mean to be number one?
With her unique and different song 1944 Jamala brought the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest to Ukraine. The singer is known for her music, obviously, but also for expressing her opinion on matters that are important to her. We sent her seven difficult questions and Jamala was so kind as to… »
Ode to Dana International
Embrace In 1998 I was five years old, an age when you don’t think about what’s happening outside the walls of your own home. My world consisted of my toys; giving names to my stuffed animals and building Duplo castles consumed all of my attention. I was old enough to… »
Ann Sophie: Letting go of the past (2)
In the first part of this interview, Ann Sophie talked about having to start over after her record label dumped her. And about the courage that it requires. PART TWO: ABOUT EUROVISION AND STAYING GOLD How much did Eurovision help you with all this? Well, it’s funny. When I was… »
Ann Sophie: Letting go of the past (1)
Ann Sophie’s path to Eurovision has been rockier than most. In early 2015 a German broadcaster organised a club concert. Ten undiscovered talents battled for a wild card that would get them into the German national Eurovision final. Ann Sophie won. Things also went really well during the televised Our… »
Måns Zelmerlöw: Chameleon
The best lines of the new album
When he was 12 years old, Måns Zelmerlöw grew tomatoes and wore track bottoms. He wasn’t very popular, but eventually he was noticed and saved by a new friend. This story was the foundation for the visual presentation of Heroes, the song with which Måns won the European Song Contest… »
So, will Kosovo be a part of Eurovision?
Politics aren’t supposed to be a factor in the Eurovision Song Contest. But from time to time they are. For instance when a state wants to join – but isn’t recognized by some of the other European countries. Especially for Eurostory, Norwegian journalist Steinar Even Østmoe went to Pristina, to… »
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!
Contest Info per year
Learn everything you need to know about the past of every edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, complete with contestants, points, videos, and much more!
- The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is the festival’s 63th edition, held for the very first time in Portugal (Lisbon).
- There are 43 participating countries, matching the record set by 2008 and 2011.
- Semi-finals are held on the 8th and 10th of May, followed by the final on Saturday the 12th.
- The Portuguese have chosen the slogan ‘All aboard!‘.
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