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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.
|Posted by Pedro.Eurovisionontop on November 18, 2017 at 3:15 AM||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.
Eurovision on top will like always check out the most important updates and inform you.
|Posted by eurovision on top on November 11, 2017 at 7:35 PM||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.
|Posted by eurovision on top on November 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM||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.
|Posted by eurovision on top on November 7, 2017 at 10:45 AM||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: