Tag Archive | Eurovision Song Contest
Portugal – The first semi-final in Portugal’s national selection, Festival da Canção 2018, takes place tonight. It’s a late start though, running from 22:05 to 01:10 (CET). You can watch via RTP1 HERE. There are 13 acts in each of the two semi-finals, and seven acts will go through from each to the final.
Romania – Tonight sees the fifth semi-final in Romania’s Selecţia Naţională 2018 competition. You can watch from 20.00(CET) on the live webcast via tvrplus.ro. There will be 5 semi-finals of 60 acts. Only three acts will qualify from each semi-final for the national final on 25th February.
Montenegro – The Montevizija selection show has just finished in Montenegro and the winner, and representative for Lisbon, is Vanja Radovanovic. The song is called ‘Inje’ (Mist) and is written by Radovanovic himself.
Finland – YLE has released the names of all three of Saara Aalto‘s songs that are in contention to be picked for Lisbon, and the second one, ‘Domino’, can now be heard online. The song’s composers feature Thomas G:Son. The first song ‘Monsters‘ is already online and the third one, ‘Queens‘ is due next week.
Greece – Yianna Terzi has been announced as the Greek representative for Lisbon, with the song ‘Oneiro mou‘. The selection process has been marred by problems. 2 of the 5 finalists (from 120 songs) were disqualified and then the 2 of their record companies failed to post the required financial guarantee…
Belarus – The winner of the 2018 Belarusian national final has been announced this evening and it’s Alekseev who will fly the country’s flag in Lisbon with the song ‘Forever‘. He won with both the jury and televote. This is Belarus though, so of course there was controversy and the possibility that things could change!
FYR Macedonia – Macedonian Radio and Television (MRT) has announced that Eye Cue will represent the country in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song ‘Lost and found‘. The song is produced by Darko Dimitrov and was chosen out of 382 songs submitted. Eye Cue is made up of Marija Ivanovska and Bojan Trajkovski.