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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 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.

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.

Lisbon as a postcard

Posted by eurovision on top on September 29, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Lisbon is in everyone's mouth! Not only because Salvador has won Eurovision but because for two years has been economic growth specially thanks to tourism that gives envy to other European capitals. Today we will start a series of articles until May, about the city that will receive the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. From history to their cultural life we will try to let you know everything you always wanted to know about Lisbon. Today, Lisbon as a postcard!

Surely there will be no problem choosing the postcards for Eurovision 2018 because the homework has been done a long time. Year after year Lisbon is being chosen to make advertise, shoot films, do weddings and video clips. The last big brand has been Apple that has chosen the mythical old Lisbon Bridge (Ponte 25 de Abril) to show the quality of its new iPhone.

Far is the time in which sites of Lisbon were used to pretend that they were other cities. It is now assumed to be Lisbon. It says the magazine "Visão": the reasons to choose Lisbon are its climate (many hours of sun); the great diversity of landscapes in a small area; the qualifications of its people in which many speak English; its food and low prices.

Madonna, Eric Cantona, Michael Fassbender, Florent Pagny or Monica Belucci have already chosen Lisbon to live even if that is not why the city is more fashionable, but its authenticity is still preserved.

The number of tourists increases every day, from those who want to discover this city to those who want to visit the places where their favorite stars have been shot. We refer to Bollywood. The Indian film industry has shot many of his films not only in Lisbon but throughout the country. Balupu or Satya Harishchandra are some of those films.

But advertising has positioned Lisbon as one of its favorites. David Beckham starred in many of those ads; Hermès filmed La Flânerie in its streets; Yves Saint Laurent used the terrace of their hotels; Lamborghini crossed its roads. But there are many more.

Recently, Eurovision stars have also discovered Portugal to shoot their videos. Michal Szpak, Dima Bilan, Jamala, Sergey Lazarev and now Sergio Dalma are some of those artists to whom Lisbon and Portugal have given them glamour.

So do not forget your mobile phone or your camera to appear as a whole famous star! And if you want to know where to get your photos, you can start watching music videos, TV commercials or Indian films.

Salvador Sobral: What do we know about his situation?

Posted by eurovision on top on September 19, 2017 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Salvador Sobral has been a source of news since before his victory in Eurovision. Sometimes for the best reasons and sometimes a little less.

Unfortunately we have noticed their health problems and without wanting to enter into their privacy the magazines and periodicals inform us of their state of health. Salvador is in the spotlight and worries us all.

Last week all magazines and newspapers talked about Salvador almost like last May when he won Eurovision.

The reason was his last concert on August 8th, when he said goodbye to his audience as he had announced in a video that he posted on the web.

All magazines have published images of the artist and his last concert in Estoril. Of course speculation is typical of this type of magazines but almost all have had conversations with cardiologists to explain the situation of the young Eurovision winner.

In all, it is explained that Salvador needs a heart transplant and that the worst scenario is rejection. According to LUX magazine, Salvador is admitted to a hospital specialized in heart disease. There he expects a compatible heart to arrive. This magazine tells us that the singer is stabilized until the desired heart arrives and that he will then have a long way to recover. TV Guia, another magazine, explains the reasons why the singer is so thin referring to fluid retention that are typical of his illness.

LUX also highlights 2 phrases from the artist "It was very good everything that happened, even if I did not deal well with that, but now I'm already in peace"; "I will receive all your love and I will keep it in an imaginary box. I hope it fits."

Of course with words like this that the poet tells us; with the emotional interpretation of "Amar pelo dois" next to his sister, the Concert could not stop being emotional and the public honored the artist with hundreds of white balloons, as if demonstrating all their support to the problem that the singer suffers. 

Although we would all like to give Salvador a heart, as demonstrated by his Spanish partner in Eurovision, Manel Navarro, Science is not yet so advanced. Salvador, we hope you get your heart and soon enough have the strength to see you back on the stage that is your Life! 

source and pictures: LUX, TV Mais, TV Guia