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AWARDS 2018: announcement

Posted by eurovision on top on December 22, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (4)

The new edition of the #EOT Awards are coming to it's 9th edition!


Every year we try new ways of selecting the best from the year! This time, according to the votings of the chart every week and to the popularity of the ESC artists in our website we choose the best 6 in every category!


The nominees will soon be announced so you can vote!


The deadline is the 5th of January and after it we will count the votes and announce the winners!


Stay tuned!



Season's Greetings

Posted by eurovision on top on December 22, 2017 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Dear Readers,

It has been a really special year to us! Week after week we've been giving you the news we consider as important about Eurovision but because our goal is to promote and to support  the work of all the former Eurovision artists, our staff likes to bring to you all the information about new releases (albums and songs). And of course, a Chart every week that without you it wouldn't have been possible. 

This year, we also made a dream came true. The Eurovision was won by Portugal for the very first time, and it has a special meaning from our staff since #EOT is based in Lisbon!

Thanks for your support every week and every day!

Merry Christmas and we wait for you in May!


Salvador is OK

Posted by eurovision on top on December 10, 2017 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (1)

"It has been evolving all very well," said the doctor who operated singer Salvador Sobral on Friday afternoon. Miguel Abecasis was speaking to journalists at a press conference that took place this Saturday at 18.00. in the Santa Cruz Hospital in Carnaxide, where the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest is recovering.

On waking up, Salvador Sobral, 27, "thanked the team," said the cardiothoracic surgeon. "And he said it with a good voice," added José Pedro Neves, director of cardiothoracic surgery at the Hospital Center of Western Lisbon. The press conference took place less than 24 hours after the intervention. "I can say that Salvador is very excited, very well-disposed," said the doctor Miguel Abecasis, who operated the interpreter of Amar Pelos Dois. The intervention took the "normal" time, about 4 hours.

"He has been waiting for many months, been hospitalized for many months, surrounded by cardiologists, a huge team, there were several clinical decisions in the management of this patient and yesterday it was time to have your heart and Dr. Miguel [Abecassis] proceeded to surgery, "said the director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery department of this hospital, the same where, 31 years ago, Eva Pinto became the first person to receive a heart transplant in Portugal.

The news that a compatible heart existed was received "naturally," the clinician said. "We were talking to him, he realized the difficulties of this type of procedure, so he was very well prepared." The heart failure of Salvador Sobral led the singer to say goodbye to the stage on September 8. At the end of that month he was hospitalized, waiting for a compatible organ.

"It could have been earlier, it could have been later. It was now because only now the conditions all came together," said Miguel Abecasis.

Between the time it is known that a heart is available and the decision to proceed to surgery measures "between 4 to 6 hours," said the surgeon. The time required to assess compatibility with the receiver. In this case, Salvador Sobral.

Details about the donor do not exist. "Impossible," he said firmly, Jose Pedro Neves. The identity will remain anonymous.

Physicians at the press conference: José Pedro Neves, Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery Service of the West Lisbon Hospital Center José Manuel Correia, Clinical Director of the same Center, and Miguel Abecasis, Head of Service, the surgeon who operated Salvador Sobral.

The singer said "three things" to the doctor before the operation: "[He asked me] If I was in shape, to which I replied yes, if we could put music and I asked what music he wanted, he said classical music; who sensitized me a lot, wished me luck, "revealed Miguel Abecasis.

Interned in intensive care, there is a period of convalescence. "There are a lot of cautions to take in these first two weeks. It is a long recovery that will again involve a number of professionals," said the surgeon.

The medication will accompany the life of Salvador, but, although cautious, Miguel Abecasis, affirms that "if everything goes well, it will fall in the group of 85% that, at the age of five, has a normal life." For now, it remains in the Hospital of Santa Cruz, with no date of exit.

source and free translation from dn.pt



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.

 



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