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Austria: Cesar Sampson to Lisbon

Posted by eurovision on top on December 5, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Cesár Sampson will represent Austria in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. As in 2017, broadcaster ORF opted for an internal selection. The artist has already enjoyed Eurovision success having been part of the Bulgarian team in both 2016 and 2017.

ORF's Television Director Kathrin Zechner said: "Cesár is rhythm, he is a child of humanity, he is a voice! Cesár lives and breathes music and is an empathic artist! He understands how to use his voice, as a singer and as a human being. His musicality, devotion to his artistry and his holistic approach to his musicianship are contagious. He is equally authentic and unique, just an outstanding Austrian artist, who is sure to make our country proud in Lisbon."

source: eurovision.tv



Lisbon 2018: the stage

Posted by eurovision on top on December 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

The inspiration for the stage of Eurovision 2018 was presented today allong with it four points of inspiration

Florian Wieder explained that the stage for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest has been inspired by four key points linked to Portugal's culture and history: Navigation, The Sea, The Ships, The Maps.

Navigation: The flag of Portugal features an armillary sphere. The armillary sphere is also featured in Portuguese heraldry, associated with the Portuguese discoveries during the Age of Exploration. For this reason the armillary sphere becomes the visual key element in the design concept.

The Sea: The sea gives us a sense of freedom and clarity making it one of the most peaceful places on earth. The design of the stage shows a modern interpretation of a sweeping wave and its organic shape.

The Ships: The Portuguese have been masters in crafting ships since the ancient times. They were able to explore the world because of this outstanding skill. The structure of the stage is inspired by these pieces of boatbuilding art.

The Maps: A map is a diagrammatic representation of land and sea. The radial lines of a map spread out in different directions to connect all of these places. Lisbon becomes the centre where all of the lines come together.

 


Alexander Rybak tributes Fred Astaire

Posted by eurovision on top on November 26, 2017 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

In celebration of Fred Astaire Franchised Dance Studios‘ 70th Anniversary, Fred Astaire Dance Studio/Vienna, Austria will delight with an international music project in honour of the legendary dancer and his Austrian roots: PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ - A TRIBUTE TO FRED ASTAIRE

Alexander Rybak is just one of the artist that tributes the Master of Dance. Taco, Right Said Fred and FreakPower are some of the other artists.

But Rybaks song his very apropriate for the upcoimg season since it is no more than Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.

Visit the official webpage of the project here: http://www.a-tribute-to-fred-astaire.com/




Russia wins Junior ESC 2017

Posted by eurovision on top on November 26, 2017 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Russia won the edition of 2017 of Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Among 16 countries, Polina Bogusevich was the favourite of the specialized jury but not the favourite of the audience which was The Netherlands followed by Malta.

Russia didn't took part at the adult ESC 2017 but won the Junior for the second time ever.

Krylya, Wings, was the song that Polina performed sharing the stage with two comporary dancers. Bulgaria and Israel withdraw form the contest this year but Portugal returned.


This was the final ranking:

 

Draw CountryArtist/ Song  Language(s) Place Points

01 Cyprus Nicole Nicolaou "I Wanna Be a Star" Greek, English 16 45

02 Poland Alicja Rega "Mój Dom" Polish 8 138

03 Netherlands Fource "Love Me" Dutch, English 4 156

04 Armenia Misha "Boomerang" Armenian, English 6 148

05 Belarus Helena Meraai "I Am the One" Russian 5 149

06 Portugal Mariana Venâncio "Youtuber" Portuguese 14 54

07 Ireland Muireann McDonnell "Súile Glasa" Irish 15 54

08 Macedonia Mina Blažev "Dancing Through Life" Macedonian, English 12 69

09 Georgia Grigol Kipshidze "Voice of the Heart" Georgian 2 185

10 Albania Ana Kodra "Don't Touch My Tree" Albanian, English 13 67

11 Ukraine Anastasiya Baginska "Don't Stop" Ukrainian, English 7 147

12 Malta Gianluca Cilia "Dawra Tond" English, Maltese 9 107

13 Russia Polina Bogusevich "Wings" Russian, English 1 188

14 Serbia Irina Brodić & Jana Paunović "Ceo svet je naš" Serbian 10 92

15 Australia Isabella Clarke "Speak Up" English 3 172

16 Italy Maria Iside Fiore "Scelgo (My Choice)" Italian, English 11 86


Minsk will held the next edition of Junior ESC.

Lisbon 2018 - tickets on sale 30th november

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on November 18, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (4)

Yesterday the EBU and the Portuguese national broadcaster RTP announced that at the end of November the first tickets for the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon will go on sale.


They will be on sale on the website blueticket.pt and also at known places, so the information of the RTP. We assume that the known places in Portugal will be the music store FNAC and the El Corte Ingles, places where usually concert tickets are sold.



The ticket sale is one more important or even the most important step (for fans) in the preparation of the biggest music event, which for the first time is organized by Portugal.


But even being the first time in the Eurovision history having Portugal organizing this big show, the EBU is very satisfied with the quality and speed the RTP and the city of Lisbon are working.



There also some first rumors about the venues for the Euroclub and so far it looks like that it will be close to the sea, with different areas and some open air areas. But actually still nothing is 100 % confirmed.



Almost 6 months to go and the preparations are running quite well, fast and to dos are on track.


It took more than 50 years for Portugal to win, but it seems like they had the deep “saudade” to host and are very engaged and proud.


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