Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018 have been taking place all last week but the contest opens properly tonight with the Blue Carpet Opening Ceremony. Portuguese broadcaster RTP decided to give the contest a nautical theme this year. This is seen in the slogan ‘All Aboard’ and the various logos with different sea creatures. This theme continues with the opening ceremony where the traditional red carpet has been replaced by a nautical blue one.
All 43 of this year’s competing acts strutted their stuff of the blue carpet showing off their glitzy gown and suits. Check out some of the photos from the gala event: