Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018 have been taking place all last week but the contest opens properly tonight with the Blue Carpet Opening Ceremony.
Six nations automatically qualify for the Eurovision final. This is the host nation Portugal and the so-called ‘Big Five’ nations; France, Spain, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom. Portugal, as hosts got to choose the slot they would perform in at the final and last month chose number 8 spot. Today the Big Five took part in the draw to find out which half of the final they would compete in.
Many Eurovision fans will know that the 2009 champ Alexander Rybak has returned to the Contest in 2018 with his song ‘That’s How You Write a Song’. However, those who don’t follow the Norwegian singer on social media may not realise that he has been posting videos of him accompanying many of this year’s songs with his own additional violin pieces.
Artist: Claudia Pascoal
Song: O Jardim
Betting Odds: 67/1
Claudia Pascoal has been selected to represent Portugal at Eurovision 2018. Check out the lyrics to her song ‘O Jardim’, along with an English translation!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year in 2018. Group E saw Ieva Zasimauskaite, Claudia Pascoal, Benjamin Ingrosso, Lea Sirk and Netta Barzilai do battle for Lithuania, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia and Israel respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Thursday, the poll has now closed and now it’s time to reveal the results!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year and we continue with the group round and move on to Group E. Group E consists of Sweden, Slovenia, Lithuania, Israel and Portugal. Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!
Claudia Pascoal has been selected to represent Portugal at Eurovision 2018. Following in the footsteps of last year’s winner Salvador Sobral, she is hoping to emulate his success on her home turf. Find out more about the singer with our 10 Things About…Claudia Pascoal!
Reigning Eurovision champions Portugal continued their title defence when their national selection competition Festival da Cancao aired its final episode last night. Fourteen acts had advanced to the final (Diogo Passoa withdrew during the week, and was replaced by Susana Travassos) but only one could go on to represent the nation at Eurovision 2018. In the end the opted for Claudia Pascoal who will sing ‘O Jardim’ in May.
Reigning Eurovision champions Portugal will choose their act for Eurovision 2018 this evening, ahead of that we reveal the results of our poll!