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We covered the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on-location in Lisbon. Editor Felix adapted to the infrastructural situation and went for a more freestyle approach this time!

That’s how you place a bet: Your guide to the grand final!

That’s how you place a bet: Your guide to the grand final!

The final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is nearly upon us, and as always, one way of adding a bit of spice to proceedings is to have a bet or two on what's going to happen. Unlike the semi-finals, today is where the mainstream bookmakers also turn up with some...

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Gallery: The host city Lisbon

Gallery: The host city Lisbon

We’ve been out and about in Lisbon, surely one of the most picturesque and personality-filled Eurovision host cities. Enjoy some of our photo highlights in this gallery!

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Updates from the Press Centre

Grand final: First rehearsal tweet blog

Felix was tweeting live from the arena during this afternoon’s first dress rehearsal of the grand final of ESC 2018. This post handily rounds up all his tweets in one place!

Semi-final 1: Jury rehearsal tweet blog

Felix was tweeting live from the arena during tonight’s semi-final dress rehearsal, which will also form the basis for the juries’ votes. This post handily rounds up all his tweets in one place!

A quick update from the arena

Hello from Felix in the Altice Arena! It's this website's first full day in Lisbon, it's the first day of open rehearsals, and… well, let's just say things went a bit differently to how we imagined. So we're adapting to the situation and changing our plan to something...

escgo! has arrived in Lisbon!

It's late in the afternoon, or early in the evening, however you want to define this time of the day, but: We, escgo - I, Felix - have arrived to the bubble! It's my first time with F accreditation, and the only editor from our team on-location, so things will be a...

Our Song Reviews 2018

Line-up check 2018: Italy

The escgo! team reviews “Non mi avete fatto niente” by Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro.

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Songs

Semi-final 1

Country Artist Song
Azerbaijan Aisel X My Heart
Iceland Ari Ólafsson Our Choice
Albania Eugent Bushpepa Mall
Belgium Sennek A Matter of Time
Czech Republic Mikolas Josef Lie to Me
Lithuania Ieva Zasimauskaitė When We’re Old
Israel Netta Toy
Belarus Alekseev Forever
Estonia Elina Nechayeva La forza
Bulgaria Equinox Bones
Macedonia Eye Cue Lost and Found
Croatia Franka Crazy
Austria Cesár Sampson Nobody but You
Greece Yianna Terzi Oniro mou
Finland Saara Aalto Monsters
Armenia Sevak Khanagyan Qami
Switzerland ZiBBZ Stones
Ireland Ryan O’Shaugnessy Together
Cyprus Eleni Foureira Fuego

 

Semi-final 2

Country Artist Song
Norway Alexander Rybak That’s How You Write A Song
Romania The Humans Goodbye
Serbia Sanja Ilić & Balkanika Nova deca
San Marino Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening Who We Are
Denmark Rasmussen Higher Ground
Russia Julia Samoylova I Won’t Break
Moldova DoReDoS My Lucky Day
Netherlands Waylon Outlaw in ‘Em
Australia Jessica Mauboy We Got Love
Georgia Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao For You
Poland Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer Light Me Up
Malta Christabelle Taboo
Hungary AWS Viszlát nyár
Latvia Laura Rizzotto Funny Girl
Sweden Benjamin Ingrosso Dance You Off
Montenegro Vanja Radovanović Inje
Slovenia Lea Sirk Hvala, ne!
Ukraine Mélovin Under the Ladder

 

Big Five + Host Country

 

Country Artist Song
Spain Amaia & Alfred Tu canción
Portugal Cláudia Pascoal O jardim
United Kingdom SuRie Storm
Germany Michael Schulte You Let Me Walk Alone
France Madame Monsieur Mercy
Italy Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro Non mi avete fatto niente

Lisbon Blog

A German in Lisbon: The first full day

A German in Lisbon: The first full day

As anyone who ever lived in Cologne would say: "Et es wie et es, et kütt wie et kütt, un et hätt noch emmer joot jejange." That's Cologne dialect for "It's how it is, it will be like it is, and it has always worked out fine in the end." It's time for me to adopt this...

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We covered the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on-location in Lisbon. Editor Felix adapted to the infrastructural situation and went for a more freestyle approach this time!

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Gallery: The host city Lisbon

Gallery: The host city Lisbon

We’ve been out and about in Lisbon, surely one of the most picturesque and personality-filled Eurovision host cities. Enjoy some of our photo highlights in this gallery!

Blue Carpet Gallery: Finalists

Blue Carpet Gallery: Finalists

We attended the Blue Carpet ceremony at ESC 2018 – check out our photo gallery of the automatic finalists!

Blue Carpet Gallery: Semi-final 2

Blue Carpet Gallery: Semi-final 2

We attended the Blue Carpet ceremony at ESC 2018 – check out our photo gallery of the artists from the second semi-final!

Blue Carpet Gallery: Semi-final 1

Blue Carpet Gallery: Semi-final 1

We attended the Blue Carpet ceremony at ESC 2018 – check out our photo gallery of the artists from the first semi-final!

ESC 2019 News and Home Blogs

The View from San Francisco: Lisboa – Jerusalem

Eurovision 2018 was a series of journeys for Israel, for Netta, and for Shi too. She looks at the ESC experience from an Israeli perspective – and the aftermath in the Israeli media and beyond.

That’s how you place a bet: Your guide to the grand final!

The final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is nearly upon us, and as always, one way of adding a bit of spice to proceedings is to have a bet or two on what's going to happen. Unlike the semi-finals, today is where the mainstream bookmakers also turn up with some...

Semi 2: The ten qualifiers and their final halves!

The second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is over, and we have our next ten qualifiers for the grand final on Saturday night! At the post-show press conference, the lucky artists also found out whether they will perform in the first or second half of...

Semi 1: The ten qualifiers and their final halves!

The first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is over, and we have our ten qualifiers for the grand final on Saturday night! At the post-show press conference, the lucky artists also found out whether they will perform in the first or second half of the...

The View from San Francisco: Second Rehearsals, Day 5

Portugal is an Atlantic-facing country. On the other side of the Atlantic and beyond is San Francisco. Shi is there, and she will give you all the analysis you need and more. Day 5, you have been warned!

Lisbon Day 3: The view from Berlin

Tomorrow Felix travels to Lisbon, where he’ll be blogging for us throughout the rest of the ESC weeks! But before that, how did he see day 3 from home base?

Lisbon Day 2: The view from Berlin

Felix is busy packing his bags for Lisbon – but he’s putting that on hold for a few moments to turn his attention to day 2 of rehearsals at the Altice Arena.

Lisbon Day 1: The view from Berlin

Felix will be arriving in Lisbon on Wednesday – but until then, he’ll be reviewing events in the host city from his home base of Berlin. Starting with what we learned on day 1!

Five things to look out for as rehearsals begin

Rehearsals for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest begin on Sunday. But what in particular should the assembled fan media be watching out for as the 43 participating countries take to the stage for the first time? We take a closer look!

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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2018

2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 - 2021

escgo! in Lisbon

We covered the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on-location in Lisbon.
Editor Felix adapted to the infrastructural situation and went for a more freestyle approach this time!

Grand final: First rehearsal tweet blog

Grand final: First rehearsal tweet blog

Felix was tweeting live from the arena during this afternoon’s first dress rehearsal of the grand final of ESC 2018. This post handily rounds up all his tweets in one place!

Semi-final 1: Jury rehearsal tweet blog

Semi-final 1: Jury rehearsal tweet blog

Felix was tweeting live from the arena during tonight’s semi-final dress rehearsal, which will also form the basis for the juries’ votes. This post handily rounds up all his tweets in one place!

A German in Lisbon: The first full day

A German in Lisbon: The first full day

As anyone who ever lived in Cologne would say: "Et es wie et es, et kütt wie et kütt, un et hätt noch emmer joot jejange." That's Cologne dialect for "It's how it is, it will be like it is, and it has always worked out fine in the end." It's time for me to adopt this...

A quick update from the arena

A quick update from the arena

Hello from Felix in the Altice Arena! It's this website's first full day in Lisbon, it's the first day of open rehearsals, and… well, let's just say things went a bit differently to how we imagined. So we're adapting to the situation and changing our plan to something...

A German in Lisbon: The arrival

A German in Lisbon: The arrival

Felix’s daily reviews from Berlin are a thing of the past – because they’re now daily reviews from the host city Lisbon!

escgo! has arrived in Lisbon!

escgo! has arrived in Lisbon!

It's late in the afternoon, or early in the evening, however you want to define this time of the day, but: We, escgo - I, Felix - have arrived to the bubble! It's my first time with F accreditation, and the only editor from our team on-location, so things will be a...