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Portugal - officially kicks off

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on June 15, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The first official meeting with the portuguese delegation and the EBU took place in Geneva. The portuguese delegation represented by Carla Bugalho (Head of delegation) and Cristina Tomé (CFO of RTP) confirmed that after the spectacular victory they very fast started to work on the preparations for 2018.


The first thing was to read all the documentation, which was handed over by Ole Sand after the winners press conference in Kiev.


The first meeting was with the reference group wish is formed by members of the EBU, the next and the previous host. In this case the ukrainian broadcast members told the lessons learned to the portuguese broadcaster.


Rumors says that EBU wasn`t very happy with the difficulties during the preparations of the last year. And for sure they will be monitoring closer the process in Portugal.


Cristina Tomé promised that Portugal will be waiting with sunshine for the fans. And Carla repeated that the happines was verz big and the experience to listen to "12 points" was unique.


The next steps will be the choice of the host city and working on the theme and logo.


Eurovision on top will follow the process and keep you updated.


Have a look on the official of the eurovision.tv

www.youtu.be/NApw5ep5oTE



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Portugal: Eurovision Live Concert is back

Posted by eurovision on top on June 11, 2017 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Portugal is getting ready for Eurovision but it still a long way. 

Getting more and more experience in Eurovision events, the organization of portuguese Summer Live Concert is working hard and we are taking part of it once again.

While negotiations with artists are going on the date was set for September 9th. This year will have Eurovision Artists from 2017, some big classic icons of Eurovision and of course, in a very special year for Portugal, portuguese artists.

The first two names were advanced: Sanja Vučić, the serbian representative of 2013, and Anabela, the portuguese singer from 1993.

"THE CELEBRATION" is the title of this year sevent and the organization is expecting it to be one of the biggest editions ever.

We will keep you updated.



Presenters: rumors start

Posted by eurovision on top on May 19, 2017 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Rumors are starting to appear in the magazines and on the internet about next year's eurovision


Maybe it is too soon, but magazine TV Guia (TV Guia) in a interview to this years commentator José Carlos Malato, suggested Catarina Furtado as presenter. Catarina is 44 years old and started her career in the weekly chart show TOP+, but she gained recognition by presenting every week the show Chuva de estrelas (Stars in their eyes). 


According to Malato, Eurovision needs glamorous women with a perfect english.


Some weeks ago Pedro Granger, actor and eurovision fan, has already said that the presentation of the Eurovision Song Contest is his biggest dream.


RTP is still looking for a city and a place, even Lisbon and MEO Arena might be the best options, and the decisions about who's going to present the contest are only gossip. 



Salvador in the Parliament: First public appearance

Posted by eurovision on top on May 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)


The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest were in the National Parliament where he was received by the president of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic


Under a strong media circus, the president of the Assembly of the Republic, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues received this morning the singer catapulted to hero, and his sister Luisa. The public television station was represented by Nuno Artur Silva and Gonçalo Reis, administrator and president of RTP, respectively.


"But the votes were not in the Eurovision?" Answered Salvador, good-humored, on hearing the votes of the Assembly to honour him with a a greeting.


At the invitation of Ferro Rodrigues, Salvador Sobral and Luísa Sobral - interpreter and author of the winning song, respectively - attended the vote, in what was the first invitation they accepted since winning the festival.

 

Most of the deputies  applauded Salvador and Luísa Sobral standing up, after the unanimous approval of the vote of greeting to both. The text highlighted the "victory of the Portuguese language", the "merit of the performer and the composer", but also "the professionalism of RTP". 


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ESC 2018 on the way

Posted by eurovision on top on May 15, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The responsable staff of RTP for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 had a meeting today as it was announced by RTP news. The city was chosen and probably the venue as well.


The dates are not decided yet, but the city that will host the event is of course decided and it was not a surprise! Lisbon is probably the only and central place in the country to host Eurovision, specially because the biggest place to host the event is the MEO arena (Pavilhão Atlântico and Pavilhão da Utopia in the past). EBU already advised RTP that the Arena is the best option which we consider is the only one.


MEO arena is located in the new area of Parque das Nações, a place that was (re)build for the EXPO'98. With capacity of 20 000 persons (it will be reduced significantly because of the stage), the venue was the chosen place for concerts of big artists like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez,  Adele, Coldplay, etc, etc!


Web Summit 2016 was probably the biggest event to happened there so as the ATP - Tennis Masters Cup 2000.

Inside, you will feel you are in an upturned boat with a roof made of wood.


The surroundings of the Pavillion are perfect for Eurovision. Sala Tejo is a small concert place included on it and in front of it you will find the FIL - International Fair of Lisbon - with a big press center on it. 


Also in the area, there's a shopping centre called Vasco da Gama, lots of Hotels, a Casino, bars and clubs. And the best, is that everything is just 3 stations far from the airport. 


The Euroclub must be decided later but for those who knows the Lisbon night, the Casino Lisboa or Lux frágil (a few Km far from the venue) are probably the best options.