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Lisbon 2018 - tickets on sale 30th november

Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on November 18, 2017 at 3:15 AM Comments comments (1)

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.


Eurovision on top will like always check out the most important updates and inform you.


2 more names known: Waylon and Aisel

Posted by eurovision on top on November 11, 2017 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (2)

Waylon, from the Netherlands will try to repeat the success he achieve with The Common Linnets. The 37 years old singer was internally selected to represent his country in Lisbon. The country is still repeating the method of inviting known names from the dutch music panorama. 


And the simplicity of Salvador will maybe be present by the hand of Aisel, the internally selected singer from Azerbaijan. Aisels music tend to be simple and inspired in jazz. 


Belgium and Finland already presented their artists as we announced before.





Saara Aalto for Finland!

Posted by eurovision on top on November 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Saara Aalto will be the representative of Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 to be held in Lisbon on 08, 10 and 12 May.


The runner up of the British X Factor has been selected internally to represent Finland at the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer already has some experience in the Eurovision world after trying to represent her country in the Festival, participating in the Finnish preselection twice: in 2011 with the song "Blessed with love" obtaining the second position and in 2016, which despite being the great favorite of the contest, she obtained again the second position with the song "No fear":

Finland has participated in the Eurovision Festival since 1961 and has participated in total 45 times. This country won the festival for the first time in 2006 with "Hard Rock Hallelujah" from the Lordi group. Previously his best result had been a 6th place with "Tom tom tom" by Marion Rung in 1973. In the last edition held in Kiev this country was represented by Norma John and the song "Blackbird" getting the twelve position in the grand final.


Tomás Cano


ESC2018: All Aboard

Posted by eurovision on top on November 7, 2017 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)

RTP is giving a new press conference at the Ocenario of Lisbon, very close to the venue, the now called Altice Arena.


All Aboard will be the main theme. Simplicity an authenticity are the main goal of the entire concept reflecting the tolerance and the interculturality of the city of Lisbon. Lisbon was always connected to the Sea and the Oceans and the portuguese connected the whole world by sailing!


RTP will be responsible for the graphic design, visual identity, concept, artistic performances (opening, interval acts, moments of the votings) and postcards. 


So as the WEB SUMMIT that is happening now, the Parque das Nações will attend the Venue (Altice Arena) and the press centre for 500 persons


The Eurovision Village, as announced before, will be located at the Terreiro do Paço (Praça do Comércio) in the Dowtown, and will be opened everyday from 15:00 to 23:00 - 4th to 13th May.


The Eurovision Club will be located in a place facing the river - no names were announced. 


The red carpet will be the BLUE Carpet at the Museum of Electricity/MAAT where the Welcome reception will happen. 


First round of Tickets will be available this month!


42 countries will be participating in the contest:

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Australia (SBS)
  • Austria (ORF)
  • Azerbaijan (ICTIMAI TV)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • Belgium (VRT)
  • Bulgaria (BNT)
  • Croatia (HRT)
  • Cyprus (CYBC)
  • Czech Republic (CT)
  • Denmark (DR)
  • Estonia (ERR)
  • Finland (YLE)
  • France (FT)
  • Germany (ARD/NDR)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Greece (ERT)
  • Hungary (MTVA)
  • Iceland (RÚV)
  • Ireland (RTE)
  • Israel (IPBC/KAN)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Moldova (TRM)
  • Montenegro (RTCG)
  • The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Poland (TVP)
  • Portugal (RTP)
  • Romania (TVR)
  • Russia (C1R)
  • San Marino (RTV)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Slovenia (RTVSLO)
  • Spain (TVE)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (SRG/SSR)
  • Ukraine (UA/BC)
  • United Kingdom (BBC)
12 icons will be the image of ESC 2018 based on the 12 poems of "Oh Mar" from Fernando Pessoa - the most famous writer from Lisbon.


43 in Lisbon 2018

Posted by eurovision on top on October 21, 2017 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Today the RTP program that addresses subjects directed to the viewer has been about Eurovision 2018. Jorge Wemans made this approach due to the multiple requests of the viewers about the next edition of the Festival da Canção and the Eurovision Song Contest to take place respectively in March and May of next year.


About the chosen city and about the venue it was said to be 800 tons of material that will be transported to the Altice Arena which has the capacity to accommodate 20 thousand people standing. The new named Altice Arena will be the Arena of ESC 2018 in the new modern "centre" of Lisbon, in the northern part of the portuguese capital. The host city will have to meet requirements such as the proximity of hospitals and accessibility such as airports with severall connections in Europe. 


As already announced by Gonçalo Reis at the Jornal Economico it was said that at this phase of budget and planning the staff believes that they will make the cheapest Eurovision Song Contest in recent years. The big announcement was that 43 countries will take place in Lisbon and that from dozens of persons working on it, sonn it will be hundreds, from technicians to volunteers that will be recruited soon. 

Countries might be (without any specific order):

  1. Sweden
  2. Denmark
  3. Finland
  4. Iceland
  5. Norway
  6. Belgium
  7. Serbia
  8. Malta
  9. Germany
  10. Switzerland
  11. Poland
  12. France
  13. Latvia
  14. Estonia
  15. Romania
  16. Portugal
  17. Ireland
  18. Azerbaijan
  19. Lithuania
  20. Austria
  21. The Netherlands
  22. Georgia
  23. Israel
  24. Hungary
  25. San Marino
  26. Armenia
  27. Moldova
  28. Cyprus
  29. Ukraine
  30. Australia
  31. Belarus
  32. Spain
  33. Greece
  34. Croatia
  35. United Kingdom
  36. Italy
  37. Slovenia
  38. Bulgaria
  39. Montenegro
  40. Czech Republic
  41. Albani
  42. Russia
  43. FYR Macedonia
It was also revealed that the postcards will be filmed in different parts of the country with the participants. It will be done by the Tourism of Portugal in order to promote the country.