Nineteen acts battled it out in the first of this year’s semi finals for Eurovision. Only ten of them could make it through and the standard was particularly high for this semi final. Find out if your favourite songs made the cut!
Eurovision will kick off tomorrow night with the first of the semi finals. Before this takes place, we make our predictions as to which ten of the nineteen countries will make it to Saturday’s final.
For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:
‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’
However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest.
The Eurovision 2018 rehearsals continued today with nine more countries taking to the stage in Lisbon’s Altice Arena. Here’s a sneak peak at their performances!
Artist: Yianna Terzi
Song: Oniro Mou
Betting Odds: 29/1
Yianna Terzi is the Greek pick for Eurovision 2018. Here are the lyrics to her song ‘Oniero Mou’ along with an English translation!
Eleni Foureira is the Cypriot contender for Eurovision 2018! Check out the lyrics to her song ‘Fuego’ here!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year in 2018. Group A saw Saara Aalto, Yulia Samoilova, Equinox, Gianna Terzi and Sanja Ilic and Balkaika do battle for Finland, Russia, Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Sunday and now it’s time to reveal the results!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year and we kick things off with Group A. Group A Consists of Finland, Russia, Serbia, Greece and Bulgaria. Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!
Yianna Terzi is the Greek pick for Eurovision 2018. Learn more about the singer and her career with our 10 Things About…