Photos from Big Five + Portugal Eurovision 2018 Rehearsals!

Yesterday saw the host nation and the Big Five countries get their first chance to have a run through of their performance. Check out photos from the day below! Continue reading

Eurovision Gets Political in 2018!

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. Continue reading

Photos From Third Day of Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018!

Today saw the third day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals. We move into the second semi final as nine more acts get to do their first run through of their Eurovision performance. Check out some pics from the day below! Continue reading