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Eurovision in Concert Takes Place in Amsterdam Tonight


Eurovision in Concert – Thousands of Eurovision fans will gather tonight for the season’s largest preview concert, as the Eurovision in Concert event takes place in Amsterdam. Unfortunately France’s Emilie is ill so SuRie form the UK will be performing the French entry, in English, alongside MadameMonsieur‘s Jean Karl instead. 

Another surprise guest was announced yesterday when it was revealed that Kristian Kostov (Bulgaria 2017) will join EQUINOX on stage at Eurovision in Concert.

The hashtag to follow on Twitter and Instagram is #EiC2018

Participants tonight:

Albania – Eugent Bushpepe
Armenia – Sevak Khanagyan
Australia – Jessica Mauboy
Austria – Cesár Sampson
Belarus – ALEKSEEV
Belgium – Sennek
Bulgaria – Equinox
Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef
Denmark – Rasmussen
Finland – Saara Aalto
France – Madame Monsieur
Germany – Michael Schulte
Hungary – AWS
Iceland – Ari Ólafsson
Ireland – Ryan O’Shaughnessy
Israel – Netta
Latvia – Laura Rizzotto
Lithuania – Ieva Zasimauskaitė
Macedonia – Eye Cue
Malta – Christabelle
Moldova – DoReDos
Montenegro – Vanja Radovanović
Poland – Gromee ft. Lukas Meijer
San Marino – Jessika ft. Jenifer Brening
Serbia – Sanja Ilić & Balkanika
Slovenia – Lea Sirk
Spain – Alfred & Amaia
Sweden – Benjamin Ingrosso
Switzerland – ZiBBZ
The Netherlands – Waylon
Ukraine – MELOVIN
United Kingdom – SuRie

Special Guest: Sandra Kim (winner Eurovision Song Contest 1986)
Support Act: Maxine & Franklin Brown (The Netherlands 1996)
Hosts: Edsilia Rombley (The Netherlands 1998 & 2007) and Cornald Maas (ESC TV Commentator)

Venue: AFAS Live, Amsterdam
Date: 14 April 2018
Time: 20.00 (CET)
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.nl

190 comments on “Eurovision in Concert Takes Place in Amsterdam Tonight

  1. “France’s Emilie is ill so SuRie form the UK will be performing the French entry, in English, alongside MadameMonsieur‘s Jean Karl instead.”

    The moment you realize you got a bad song and you should be singing something else….

  2. Looking forward stellar performances by Sweden #1, Netherlands #2 and Bulgaria #4!
    So cool Bulgaria brings my big favourite from -17, Kristian Kostov along, a proper treat for fans.

  3. It might help Italy, if they did some promotion.

    • I think that these events are great for fans and participants who get the chance to become a family or community but I don’t think that they help when it comes to getting a good result in May. If I remember correctly, Lena, Loreen and Salvador did not go abroad at all.

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    6 Belçika 🇧🇪
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  5. When I’m told that Sennek has taken seven weeks unpaid leave from her day job, I’m not surprised at all. After all she has a charisma of supermarket cashier. But. I would love to see Belgium get desparate enough to send a professional singer next time just for change. Let’s see how she will do drunken after hour karaoke of her song tonight.

    And yeah, stidio is good. Everything can be faked there.

  6. Surie singing the French entry because Emilie is sick:

  7. Snippet of Bulgaria.Vlado is a reason to root for Bulgaria this year. :P

  8. No bodysuit for Alekseev in Lisbon.The performance will be emotional.He’s so sweet during his interviews:

  9. @Morgan,William is all over Melovin.lol

  10. Toggie’s darlings.Some of them are very cute.That i fialedto notice before.lol

  11. What do you think on Belgium?
    I still don’t find her high register charming but she sounds improved a bit:

    • Still sounds very bad at the most vital part of the song imo..maybe she shuts up and back vocals do that part in Lisbon!

    • She was excellent, even the 2-3 rough notes from Tel Aviv (due to sickness) have been smoothed.

      This is very close to studio version. I am not surprised by overall reactions in the esc fandom though, I predicted them a while ago. Its a pity the fandom has become so agenda driven. Its becoming more and more obvious Barzilai is not a winner and curiously enough the ones who threaten her (Belgium, Bulgaria, Sweden, Czech Republic) get the most negativity and dislikes on youtube. Deppresingly predictable and naive imo.

      • Although Belgian song is good, it is not a contender imo….Bulgaria,Sweden and Estonia are….and except Estonia I love them all and wouldnt mind them winning!

        • Thats your view and I respect it. Imo it is a leading contender. And I am extremely dissapointed in you out of all people for participating in the bullying against Sennek based on her every day job and hair and image etc tbh. I thought higher of youand I bet you wouldnt appreciate it if anyone started bullying Netta on her body and weight.

          I am off for today. The situation is getting way too toxic for me again.

          • Sennek is not reading what we write don’t worry🤗and asking someone to comb his/her hair is not a bullying but a friendly advice

            • Alright then. I will start making comments Netta needing to lose weight cause she honestly looks bad – just friendly advice and she does not read them – plus what is her every day job as I dont think she (or 90 % of esc artists) sustains themselves just from music – got to crack a few jokes about it as well. I hope no one will compain :-)

        • I agree that Belgium isn’t a contender for victory but imo it is a contender for top 10 if Sennek improves a bit live.
          Remember that we haven’t heard Bulgaria and Sweden live yet. It might still all go pear-shaped …

          • I agree that she can make a top10 despite her screeching vocals because the song is really good…As for Sweden,I count on Sweden as much as I count on my father…so I have no worries LOL
            Bulgaria is a big question mark…although they can all sing well I don’t know how they will sound and look in Lisbon

            • I don’t think that Sennek is screeching. In fact, I think that people are quite melodramatic when it comes to Belgium this year …

            • Last year people mostly criticized her confidence on stage…nobody had a problem with the song.Sennek is screeching at the most vital part of the song,how come you can’t hear that?

            • I do hear that she has some issues but I wouldn’t call it screeching. :)

            • Ok..my English is not perfect

            • At least we agree that there are vocal issues that need to be addressed. :) :(

          • ”Echo! Echo!” is cut from pieces and it probably would be impossible to sing for prominent singer. This girl is struggling and screeching.

            People getting melodramatic over Belgium here? Not really, I can tell couple of entries ET regulars are getting overtly melodramatic. No, Belgium is surely not one of them.

    • It’s just bad. The verses are just a bit too low for her and chorus is too high. The song is too big not only for her personality and presence but also for her voice.

  12. michelle pfeiffer wants her cat costume back!😜she sounds better!

    • She is getting better all the time. I do hope she is dealing with any issues she had with anxiety etc. She must be under a lot of pressure. She should enjoy the experience, do her best and just let things evolve.

  13. Where is my guy?🤔

  14. and I said show me some biceps…

  15. Reviewing yesterday’s performances and I have no particular complaints about anyone at this point. Those we haven’t seen in parties like Hungary and Albania were very good in their delivery even if Eugent’s high register is still super enervating to me. AWS did their thing, singer dropped in the crowd, connected with the audience etc. Everyone else was much improved which was expected if we account for all the technical issues in Tel Aviv.

    I loved those little surprises from Bulgaria and France (even if the second was unintentional). Kristian provided such a smooth calm quality to the song with his velvet-y vocals. He would make a great overall addition to the act. And Surie was so charismatic in her delivery of the french entry. Extremely charismatic performer.

    On Belgium : a close to flawless performance with Sennek recovering health-wise and delivering smoothly the 2-3 bump notes in Tel Aviv. As I already said, the rest is an obvious agenda driven fandom that sees Barzilai seeming less and less like a winner. A very dissapointing couple of years for the esc fandom overall. At least the bullying against Blanche started at rehearsals last year. Did not hinder her top 5 potential last year and wont hinder Sennek’s winning potential this year either imo.

    • P.S. If we can make fun of a girl because of her job and hair lets start making fun of Barzilai for her body and weight as well then why not right ?

      • You forgot Alekseev’s teeth😬

        • Hell yeah if we go down that way let’ start making fun of everyone’s physical features. Lets make fun of Samoylova’s condition as well ! And of course we have to get that list of every day jobs of every artist and shame them a bit as well :-) And lets not just restrict ourselves to this year : Sobral’s heart condition is very funny as well :-D

      • But you did make fun of Salvador’s behavior by calling him autistic last year, no?

        • A behaviour is something a person is responsible of and can change it and it influences other people (negatively in his case). The equivalent would be me making fun of his heart condition and hernia surgery. But I will consider it from now on.

        • Also how many esc artists sustain themselves just by singing and performing ? My guess is not many. I dont consider it shameful or something worth of mockery for a person to work as a cashier, waiter etc. Few people sustain themselves only through music. But I guess I am old fashioned in thinking like that..

          • That is not an answer to my comment

            • Well you should carry your complaints to the administration then. This was my second additional answer to your comment. Mail them to get the first which apparently was offensive for some reason they know.

            • We’ve approved everything today, I have no idea why people are not seeing comments in the right order. WordPress is a mess at the moment, they are clearly making changes again, but I have no idea what or why it’s affecting posts

            • I will just add that what you mentioned (behaviour) is not comparable to mocking and bullying a person based on their job, hair, weight etc – I am sorry if I cannot elaborate further, I am disallowed for arguing my position if it involves Sobral, anything slightly negative about him that can offend certain sensitivies of his fan base is apparently against the unwritten rules of this forum.

              You won’t even see this comment most probably.

            • Never mind it was posted after all. Positively surprised I have to say.

  16. Meanwhile, in the real Arena:

  17. Just for the record because apples and pears are mixing again…Making fun of things people don’t have any control over is wrong(body shapes,health issues etc) but we should be able to write whatever we want regarding voice,clothing,staging etc…So I will go on writing about that stuff,sorry!
    I am here mostly to have fun…life is serious enough!All witty jokers are welcomed!


  18. Eurovision: every 2018 act, ranked from worst to best

  19. @hulluna I am sorry, I did not know about the additional wordpress issues. Apologies.

    • It’s driving me mad :( It’s still putting some in spam and for no apparent reason too. Grrrr.

      • Oh it’s the same issue persisting ? And even getting worse ? Gosh. Really causes loads of problems along with miscommunication..I hope it’s fixed as the esc period kicks in.

        • It doesn’t seem to be as bad as it was, not so many links and emojis are now caught, but the random stuff that does just seems to have no pattern, so that is obviously causing them problems too as they can’t work out what it is either. There are lots of complaints on the wordpress support forum about the latest update. Some people can’t even log in to their accounts any more, and some plugins have had to be reinstalled. So we haven’t had it too bad really!

          • I had issues logging in as well when I got my new laptop a couple of days ago. I thought my account had issues.

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