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Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Eurovision Song Contest 2018
All Aboard!
Eurovision Song Contest 2018.svg
Dates
Semi-final 1 8 May 2018 (2018-05-08)
Semi-final 2 10 May 2018 (2018-05-10)
Final 12 May 2018 (2018-05-12)
Host
Venue Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
Presenter(s)
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Executive producer João Nuno Nogueira[1]
Host broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP)
Opening act Final: Fado performances by Ana Moura ("Fado Loucura") and Mariza ("Barco Negro"),
Flag parade introducing the 26 finalist countries with live music by scratching duo Beatbombers
Interval act Final: "Mano a mano" and "Amar pelos dois" (together with Caetano Veloso) performed by Salvador Sobral
Electronic music performances by Branko featuring Sara Tavares ("Ter Peito e Espaço"), Dino D'Santiago ("Nova Lisboa") and Mayra Andrade ("Reserva Pra Dois")
Participants
Number of entries 43
Debuting countries None
Returning countries  Russia
Withdrawing countries None
Vote
Voting system Each country awards two sets of 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs: one from their professional jury and the other from televoting.
Nul points None
Winning song  Israel
"Toy"

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place for the first time in Portugal following the country's first victory at the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine with the song "Amar pelos dois", performed by Salvador Sobral. The contest was held at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, and consisted of semi-finals on 8 and 10 May and the final on 12 May 2018.[2] The three live shows were hosted by Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado.

Forty-three countries participated in the contest, equalling the record of the 2008 and 2011 editions. Russia returned after their absence from the previous edition, and for the first time since 2011, no country withdrew from the contest.

The winner was Israel with the song "Toy", performed by Netta. This was Israel's fourth victory in the contest, following their wins in 1978, 1979, and 1998, and their first top five placing in more than a decade. This edition also saw Cyprus and the Czech Republic achieve the best placing in their Eurovision history, coming in second and sixth place, respectively. Portugal finished in the last place, making this the third time that the host country ranked in the bottom five since 2015. For the first time since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004, Azerbaijan, Romania, and Russia failed to qualify for the final. Also, no Caucasus countries participated in the final for the first time since 2005.

Location

The contest took place for the first time in Portugal, following the country's victory in the 2017 edition with the song "Amar pelos dois", performed by Salvador Sobral.[3]

Venue

The venue of the contest, Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal

The Altice Arena in Lisbon is a multi-purpose indoor arena built for the Expo '98 and has a capacity of 20,000 attendees, making it the largest indoor venue in Portugal and among the largest in Europe.[4] It is located in the Parque das Nações (Park of Nations) riverside district in the northeast of Lisbon, which was completely renovated to host the 1998 world's fair. It is connected by metro to the nearby international airport and by train (Oriente Station) to the rest of the country and Europe.[5]

Bidding phase and host city selection

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is located in Portugal
Location of the host city (blue) and other candidate cities (red)

On the day of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 final, it was reported that Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) would accept the challenge of organising the 2018 contest in case of a victory.[6] Following Sobral's triumph, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)'s Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, issued the hosting invitation to RTP during the winner's press conference.[3] The following day, the director-general of RTP, Nuno Artur Silva, confirmed that the broadcaster would organise the contest in 2018 and mentioned MEO Arena (later renamed Altice Arena) in Lisbon as a likely venue to host the contest.[7] On 15 May 2017, RTP appeared to have confirmed Lisbon as the host city,[8][9] but clarified the following day that no final decision had been taken regarding both the host city and venue.[10]

The basic requirements to select a host city were set out in a document presented by the EBU to RTP following their win in Kiev:[11]

  • A suitable venue that can accommodate around 10,000 spectators.
  • An international press centre for 1,500 journalists with adequate facilities for all the delegates.
  • A good distribution of hotel rooms, at different price categories, able to accommodate at least 2,000 delegates, accredited journalists and spectators.
  • An efficient transport infrastructure, including a nearby international airport with readily available connections with the city, venue, and hotels.

Besides Lisbon, other cities signalled their interest in bidding to host the 2018 contest: Braga, Espinho, Faro, Gondomar, Guimarães, and Santa Maria da Feira.[12][13][14] The mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, declared he would not be interested in "spending millions of euros" to host the contest,[10] but he would support a bid from the Metropolitan Area of Porto (Espinho, Gondomar, and Santa Maria da Feira).[13]

On 13 June 2017, RTP representatives met with the Eurovision Song Contest Reference Group at the EBU headquarters in Geneva. During the meeting, RTP officials attended a workshop covering several topics related with hosting the Eurovision Song Contest and learned from the experience of the Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC. They also had the opportunity to present their first plans for the 2018 contest, including multiple proposals for the host city and venue.[15]

On 25 July 2017, the EBU and RTP announced that Lisbon had been selected as the host city, overcoming confirmed bids from Braga, Gondomar, Guimarães, and Santa Maria da Feira.[16] In addition, RTP indicated the Parque das Nações, where Altice Arena is located, as the site for the shows.[17]

Key:  dagger   Host venue

City Venue Capacity Notes
Braga Braga Exhibition Park 15,000 (after renovation) Agro-industrial park inaugurated in 1981 and further expanded in 1987 with a 6,500 m2 (70,000 sq ft) exhibition hall able to hold 3,000 people, and in 1990 with a congress centre and auditorium for 1,200 people.[18] Renovation works starting in 2017 and ending in the first trimester of 2018 would increase the exhibition hall capacity to 15,000.[19]
Gondomar Multiusos de Gondomar Coração de Ouro 8,000 Multi-purpose indoor arena inaugurated in 2007, with a total capacity for 8,000 people (4,400 seats).[20] Hosted the 2007 UEFA Futsal Championship final tournament.[21]
Guimarães Multiusos de Guimarães 10,000 Multi-purpose indoor arena inaugurated in 2001, with a total capacity for 10,000 people (3,000 seats).[22] Selected by RTP to host the final of the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, the Festival da Canção, on 4 March 2018.[23]
Lisbon[7] Altice Arena dagger 20,000 Multi-purpose indoor arena inaugurated in 1998, it is the country's largest indoor venue with a total capacity for 20,000 people. Hosted the Expo '98,[24] the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship,[25] the 2000 ATP Finals,[26] the 2001 IAAF World Indoor Championships,[27] the 2003 World Men's Handball Championship,[28] the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards,[29] the UEFA Futsal Cup Final Four (2001–02, 2009–10[30] and 2014–15[31]), and since 2016 (for a three-year period, renewable) the Web Summit.[32]
Santa Maria da Feira Europarque 11,000 Largest convention centre in the Porto Metropolitan Area, inaugurated in 1995. Hosted the European Council of June 2000, the Festival da Canção final in 2001, and the UEFA Euro 2004 final tournament draw. It was the option supported by the Metropolitan Council of Porto.[13]

Other sites

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is located in Lisbon
Location of host venue (red) and other contest-related sites and events (blue)

The Eurovision Village was the official Eurovision Song Contest fan and sponsors area during the event weeks, where it was possible to watch performances by contest participants and local artists, as well as the live shows broadcast from the main venue. It was located in Lisbon's downtown Praça do Comércio (also called Terreiro do Paço), a large central square open to the Tagus river.[33]

The EuroClub was the venue for the official after-parties and private performances by contest participants. Unlike the Eurovision Village, access to the EuroClub was restricted to accredited fans, delegations, and press. It was located at the "Ministerium" club, next to the Eurovision Village.[34]

The "Blue Carpet" event, where all the contestants and their delegations are presented before the accredited press and fans, took place on 6 May 2018 at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Lisbon's Belém district. This preceded the official Opening Ceremony of the 2018 contest, which took place at the nearby Electricity Museum.[35]

Format

Visual design

The twelve supplemental emblems for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.

The theme for the contest, All Aboard!, was unveiled on 7 November 2017 in a press conference held at the Lisbon Oceanarium.[36] Its visual design features oceanic motifs that allude to Lisbon and Portugal's location on the Atlantic coast and to the country's seafaring history. Alongside the main emblem, which depicts a stylised seashell, twelve supplemental emblems were designed to symbolise different aspects of a marine ecosystem. The contest's Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand remarked that the theme and logos "resonate with Lisbon's history and underscore Eurovision's core values, including diversity, very well. The Ocean connects all of us and its variety can provide good inspiration for each of the participating broadcasters that we look forward to seeing in Lisbon next May."[37]

Presenters

On 8 January 2018, RTP and EBU announced that the contest would be hosted for the first time by four female presenters, consisting of RTP hosts Sílvia Alberto, Filomena Cautela, and Catarina Furtado, together with actress Daniela Ruah.[38] It will be the first time since 2015 that the contest does not feature a male presenter, and the second consecutive year that the presenters are all the same gender.[39][38] It was confirmed on 4 May 2018 that Cautela would host the green room.[40]

The Blue Carpet opening ceremony was hosted by actress Cláudia Semedo, radio host Inês Lopes Gonçalves, actor/TV host Pedro Granger, and actor/director Pedro Penim. Granger and Penim moderated the press conferences, as well.[41]

Semi-final allocation draw

The draw to determine the allocation of the participating countries into their respective semi-finals took place on 29 January 2018 at 13:00 CET, at Lisbon's City Hall. The thirty-seven semi-finalists had been allocated into six pots, based on historical voting patterns as calculated by the contest's official televoting partner Digame. Drawing from different pots helps to reduce the chance of so-called "bloc voting" and increase suspense in the semi-finals. The draw also determined which semi-final would be broadcast and voted by each of the six automatic finalist countries (hosts Portugal and Big Five countries France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom). The ceremony was hosted by contest presenters Sílvia Alberto and Filomena Cautela, and included the passing of a Eurovision insignia from Vitali Klitschko, the Mayor of Kiev (host city of the previous contest), to Fernando Medina, the Mayor of Lisbon.[42]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

Opening and interval acts

RTP released the first details regarding the opening and interval acts for the final on 12 March 2018. The opening act featured Portuguese fado singers Ana Moura and Mariza performing "Fado Loucura" and "Barco Negro", respectively, which was followed by a parade of flags introducing the 26 finalist participants, with live music by Portuguese scratching duo Beatbombers. The interval acts included Salvador Sobral, who performed his new single "Mano a mano" and his Eurovision-winning song "Amar pelos dois" (the latter in a duet with Brazilian singer Caetano Veloso), and electronic music performances by Branko featuring Sara Tavares (Portuguese representative in 1994), Mayra Andrade and Dino D'Santiago.[43][44][45][46][47][48]

Participating countries

  Participating countries in the first semi-final
  Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the first semi-final
  Participating countries in the second semi-final
  Pre-qualified for the final but also voting in the second semi-final

The EBU announced on 7 November 2017 that forty-two countries would participate in the contest. Russia confirmed their return after withdrawing from the previous edition, while Macedonia's participation was provisionally blocked by the EBU due to unpaid debts by its national broadcaster.[37][49] However, ten days later, the EBU announced that Macedonia would be allowed to enter the contest, raising the number of participating countries to forty-three, equaling the highest number of participants with the 2008 and 2011 editions.[50]

Returning artists

The contest featured two representatives who also previously performed as lead vocalists for the same countries. Alexander Rybak won for Norway in 2009 performing "Fairytale" and Waylon placed second for the Netherlands in 2014 as part of The Common Linnets performing "Calm After the Storm".[51]

The contest also featured Jessica Mauboy, representing Australia, after taking part in 2014 as the interval act for the second semi-final, performing "Sea of Flags".[52] In addition, the contest featured four lead singers previously participating as backing vocalists, two of them for the same countries. Lea Sirk backed for Slovenia in 2014 and off-stage in 2016,[53] and Equinox member Vlado Mihailov backed for Bulgaria in 2017.[54] Cesár Sampson, representing Austria, backed for Bulgaria in 2016 (also as a dancer) and off-stage in 2017. SuRie, representing the United Kingdom, backed for Belgium in 2015 (also as a dancer) and was the musical director again for Belgium in 2017.[55]

Semi-final 1

The first semi-final took place on 8 May 2018 at 20:00 WEST (21:00 CEST).[56] Nineteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries, plus Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.[57] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw[58] Country[58] Artist[58] Song Language(s) Place[59] Points
01  Azerbaijan Aisel "X My Heart" English 11 94
02  Iceland Ari Ólafsson "Our Choice" English 19 15
03  Albania Eugent Bushpepa "Mall" Albanian 8 162
04  Belgium Sennek "A Matter of Time" English 12 91
05  Czech Republic Mikolas Josef "Lie to Me" English 3 232
06  Lithuania Ieva Zasimauskaitė "When We're Old" English[a] 9 119
07  Israel Netta "Toy" English[b] 1 283
08  Belarus Alekseev "Forever" English 16 65
09  Estonia Elina Nechayeva "La forza" Italian 5 201
10  Bulgaria Equinox "Bones" English 7 177
11  Macedonia Eye Cue "Lost and Found" English 18 24
12  Croatia Franka "Crazy" English 17 63
13  Austria Cesár Sampson "Nobody but You" English 4 231
14  Greece Yianna Terzi "Oniro mou" (Όνειρό μου) Greek 14 81
15  Finland Saara Aalto "Monsters" English 10 108
16  Armenia Sevak Khanagyan "Qami" (Քամի) Armenian 15 79
17   Switzerland Zibbz "Stones" English 13 86
18  Ireland Ryan O'Shaughnessy "Together" English 6 179
19  Cyprus Eleni Foureira "Fuego" English[c] 2 262

Semi-final 2

The second semi-final took place on 10 May 2018 at 20:00 WEST (21:00 CEST).[56] Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries, plus France, Germany and Italy voted in this semi-final.[57]

With the approval from the Reference Group, Italy broadcast and voted in the second semi-final following a request from the broadcaster RAI, as the date of the first semi-final coincided with the scheduled final of the fifth season of The Voice of Italy.[60]

The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw[61] Country[61] Artist[61] Song Language(s) Place[59] Points
01  Norway Alexander Rybak "That's How You Write a Song" English 1 266
02  Romania The Humans "Goodbye" English 11 107
03  Serbia Sanja Ilić & Balkanika "Nova deca" (Нова деца) Serbian[d] 9 117
04  San Marino Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening "Who We Are" English 17 28
05  Denmark Rasmussen "Higher Ground" English[e] 5 204
06  Russia Julia Samoylova "I Won't Break" English 15 65
07  Moldova DoReDoS "My Lucky Day" English 3 235
08  Netherlands Waylon "Outlaw in 'Em" English 7 174
09  Australia Jessica Mauboy "We Got Love" English 4 212
10  Georgia Ethno-Jazz Band Iriao "For You" Georgian[f] 18 24
11  Poland Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer "Light Me Up" English 14 81
12  Malta Christabelle "Taboo" English 13 101
13  Hungary AWS "Viszlát nyár" Hungarian 10 111
14  Latvia Laura Rizzotto "Funny Girl" English 12 106
15  Sweden Benjamin Ingrosso "Dance You Off" English 2 254
16  Montenegro Vanja Radovanović "Inje" Montenegrin 16 40
17  Slovenia Lea Sirk "Hvala, ne!" Slovene[g] 8 132
18  Ukraine Mélovin "Under the Ladder" English 6 179

Final

The final took place on 12 May 2018 at 20:00 WEST (21:00 CEST).[56] Twenty-six countries participated in the final, with all 43 participating countries eligible to vote. The running order for the final was revealed after the press conference of the second semi-final qualifiers on 10 May.[64]

Draw[64] Country[64] Artist[64] Song Language(s) Place Points
01  Ukraine Mélovin "Under the Ladder" English 17 130
02  Spain Amaia & Alfred "Tu canción" Spanish 23 61
03  Slovenia Lea Sirk "Hvala, ne!" Slovene[g] 22 64
04  Lithuania Ieva Zasimauskaitė "When We're Old" English[a] 12 181
05  Austria Cesár Sampson "Nobody but You" English 3 342
06  Estonia Elina Nechayeva "La forza" Italian 8 245
07  Norway Alexander Rybak "That's How You Write a Song" English 15 144
08  Portugal Cláudia Pascoal[h] "O jardim" Portuguese 26 39
09  United Kingdom SuRie "Storm" English 24 48
10  Serbia Sanja Ilić & Balkanika "Nova deca" (Нова деца) Serbian[d] 19 113
11  Germany Michael Schulte "You Let Me Walk Alone" English 4 340
12  Albania Eugent Bushpepa "Mall" Albanian 11 184
13  France Madame Monsieur "Mercy" French 13 173
14  Czech Republic Mikolas Josef "Lie to Me" English 6 281
15  Denmark Rasmussen "Higher Ground" English[e] 9 226
16  Australia Jessica Mauboy "We Got Love" English 20 99
17  Finland Saara Aalto "Monsters" English 25 46
18  Bulgaria Equinox "Bones" English 14 166
19  Moldova DoReDoS "My Lucky Day" English 10 209
20  Sweden Benjamin Ingrosso "Dance You Off" English 7 274
21  Hungary AWS "Viszlát nyár" Hungarian 21 93
22  Israel Netta "Toy" English[b] 1 529
23  Netherlands Waylon "Outlaw in 'Em" English 18 121
24  Ireland Ryan O'Shaughnessy "Together" English 16 136
25  Cyprus Eleni Foureira "Fuego" English[c] 2 436
26  Italy Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro "Non mi avete fatto niente" Italian 5 308

Scoreboard

Semi-final 1

Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Voting results (Jury vote)[65]
Total Score
Televoting Score
Azerbaijan
Iceland
Albania
Belgium
Czech Republic
Lithuania
Israel
Belarus
Estonia
Bulgaria
Macedonia
Croatia
Austria
Greece
Finland
Armenia
Switzerland
Ireland
Cyprus
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Contestants Azerbaijan 94 47 5 10 3 7 12 10
Iceland 15 0 1 4 7 2 1
Albania 162 48 7 12 4 5 1 4 12 1 6 10 4 6 8 6 5 7 5 4 7
Belgium 91 20 2 4 10 8 4 12 1 7 5 6 2 10
Czech Republic 232 134 5 10 5 3 10 7 8 10 8 2 7 8 4 1 3 7
Lithuania 119 62 1 3 2 10 10 8 2 2 7 12
Israel 283 116 4 10 10 7 12 7 6 5 5 12 12 4 12 12 5 10 12 2 12 8
Belarus 65 45 12 7 1
Estonia 201 120 1 6 4 4 3 10 8 12 8 5 8 6 6
Bulgaria 177 70 2 6 2 7 3 5 7 12 6 4 6 10 3 6 6 7 3 12
Macedonia 24 6 6 8 1 3
Croatia 63 17 5 6 8 2 4 6 5 4 1 5
Austria 231 116 7 12 1 10 12 1 12 8 8 4 6 7 3 6 8 10
Greece 81 53 10 1 3 3 2 1 8
Finland 108 73 4 2 7 3 5 1 2 5 2 1 3
Armenia 79 41 6 2 5 4 2 10 3 4 2
Switzerland 86 27 3 3 2 8 6 6 8 5 1 1 1 3 3 5 4
Ireland 179 108 8 5 8 12 2 6 1 7 5 4 10 2 1
Cyprus 262 173 8 12 3 8 3 3 2 7 7 10 4 12 10
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Voting results (Televoting vote)[65]
Total Score
Jury Score
Azerbaijan
Iceland
Albania
Belgium
Czech Republic
Lithuania
Israel
Belarus
Estonia
Bulgaria
Macedonia
Croatia
Austria
Greece
Finland
Armenia
Switzerland
Ireland
Cyprus
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Contestants Azerbaijan 94 47 1 7 10 5 5 5 4 3 7
Iceland 15 15
Albania 162 114 3 12 4 1 10 1 10 1 5 1
Belgium 91 71 2 8 2 2 3 3
Czech Republic 232 98 8 12 2 8 7 12 8 7 3 6 10 10 6 7 7 3 4 7 1 4 2
Lithuania 119 57 1 3 4 6 10 2 12 3 6 3 12
Israel 283 167 10 8 4 3 12 1 10 1 7 3 6 2 10 4 8 5 8 2 7 5
Belarus 65 20 12 6 6 2 1 3 10 5
Estonia 201 81 3 6 6 5 5 12 7 3 4 6 3 8 12 5 1 10 6 12 2 4
Bulgaria 177 107 4 5 2 2 3 5 8 5 7 2 3 10 8 6
Macedonia 24 18 5 1
Croatia 63 46 10 2 1 4
Austria 231 115 5 7 3 10 6 10 8 4 8 8 7 8 6 12 8 1 5
Greece 81 28 10 1 10 4 3 8 2 12 3
Finland 108 35 10 8 2 1 3 6 12 1 2 5 6 4 6 7
Armenia 79 38 6 8 12 6 5 4
Switzerland 86 59 2 1 1 2 1 2 8 4 2 3 1
Ireland 179 71 6 4 12 4 4 4 1 5 8 12 4 6 6 2 8 12 10
Cyprus 262 89 7 5 12 7 7 5 10 7 4 12 7 12 7 12 5 12 7 7 10 10 8

12 points

Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

Jury

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury in the first semi-final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
7 Israel Armenia, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Spain
3 Austria Belgium, Israel, Estonia
2 Albania Belarus, Iceland
Bulgaria Macedonia, United Kingdom
Cyprus Albania, Ireland
1 Azerbaijan Greece
Belarus Azerbaijan
Belgium Bulgaria
Estonia Switzerland
Ireland Lithuania
Lithuania Portugal
Televoting

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's televote in the first semi-final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 Cyprus Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece
3 Estonia Finland, Lithuania, Portugal
Ireland Austria, Belgium, Spain
2 Czech Republic Iceland, Israel
Lithuania Ireland, United Kingdom
1 Albania Macedonia
Armenia Belarus
Austria Switzerland
Belarus Azerbaijan
Finland Estonia
Greece Cyprus
Israel Czech Republic

Semi-final 2

Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Voting results (Jury vote)[66]
Total Score
Televoting Score
Norway
Romania
Serbia
San Marino
Denmark
Russia
Moldova
Netherlands
Australia
Georgia
Poland
Malta
Hungary
Latvia
Sweden
Montenegro
Slovenia
Ukraine
France
Germany
Italy
Contestants Norway 266 133 2 8 7 6 10 4 10 8 5 4 12 7 5 12 6 7 1 2 5 12
Romania 107 40 2 1 4 12 2 6 3 2 12 3 3 8 6 2 1
Serbia 117 72 6 6 1 7 1 6 12 4 1 1
San Marino 28 14 5 1 3 5
Denmark 204 164 5 1 6 8 5 1 4 10
Russia 65 51 4 7 3
Moldova 235 153 12 10 2 12 3 10 3 4 6 2 5 5 4 4
Netherlands 174 47 8 8 10 4 5 5 1 10 10 8 8 6 4 10 12 8 7 3
Australia 212 82 10 6 12 3 10 4 8 7 10 12 10 3 2 6 12 8 7
Georgia 24 13 1 2 8
Poland 81 60 1 2 2 5 4 1 4 2
Malta 101 8 6 10 4 8 8 2 1 3 4 1 7 4 7 8 6 6 8
Hungary 111 88 3 5 4 2 6 3
Latvia 106 14 7 1 3 5 7 3 7 5 8 7 2 7 10 10 10
Sweden 254 83 12 12 12 10 8 12 12 12 12 10 3 10 2 12 7 7 12 6
Montenegro 40 17 7 7 5 1 3
Slovenia 132 65 5 4 2 3 4 6 8 2 1 5 4 8 5 5 3 2
Ukraine 179 114 3 1 3 6 8 6 7 7 2 6 1 5 10
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Voting results (Televoting vote)[66]
Total Score
Jury Score
Norway
Romania
Serbia
San Marino
Denmark
Russia
Moldova
Netherlands
Australia
Georgia
Poland
Malta
Hungary
Latvia
Sweden
Montenegro
Slovenia
Ukraine
France
Germany
Italy
Contestants Norway 266 133 6 6 7 12 8 6 10 6 5 7 6 8 4 10 5 10 8 4 4 1
Romania 107 67 12 8 8 12
Serbia 117 45 1 4 6 10 1 2 4 12 12 10 6 4
San Marino 28 14 2 12
Denmark 204 40 12 8 4 12 7 4 12 12 3 8 8 12 7 12 3 8 10 5 10 7
Russia 65 14 1 7 1 8 6 3 12 8 3 2
Moldova 235 82 5 12 5 6 6 12 7 10 12 2 4 10 8 5 4 6 12 12 5 10
Netherlands 174 127 7 3 2 7 3 1 1 1 5 4 1 6 2 1 3
Australia 212 130 8 7 3 4 8 1 5 4 3 10 3 2 7 4 6 7
Georgia 24 11 3 5 5
Poland 81 21 6 4 5 1 7 8 7 7 12 3
Malta 101 93 1 7
Hungary 111 23 2 10 12 8 4 1 8 3 4 10 3 1 1 5 2 8 6
Latvia 106 92 2 7 4 1
Sweden 254 171 10 2 1 5 10 5 2 6 8 2 5 7 1 6 6 2 4 1
Montenegro 40 23 10 7
Slovenia 132 67 3 8 3 3 2 3 4 6 5 3 10 6 2 2 5
Ukraine 179 65 4 5 2 10 5 10 7 2 5 10 12 2 6 10 2 7 3 3 1 8

12 points

Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

Jury

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury in the second semi-final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
9 Sweden Australia, Georgia, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovenia, Serbia
3 Australia Denmark, France, Latvia
Norway Italy, Malta, Sweden
2 Romania Hungary, Moldova
Moldova Romania, Russia
1 Serbia Montenegro
Netherlands Ukraine
Televoting

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's televote in the second semi-final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 Denmark Australia, Hungary, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Sweden
5 Moldova France, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine
2 Romania Italy, Moldova
Serbia Montenegro, Slovenia
1 Hungary Serbia
Norway Denmark
Poland Germany
Russia Latvia
San Marino Malta
Ukraine Poland

Final

Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Voting results (Jury vote)[67]
Total Score
Televoting Score
Ukraine Azerbaijan Belarus San Marino Netherlands Macedonia Malta Georgia Spain Austria Denmark United Kingdom Sweden Latvia Albania Croatia Ireland Romania Czech Republic Iceland Moldova Belgium Norway France Italy Australia Estonia Serbia Cyprus Armenia Bulgaria Greece Hungary Montenegro Germany Finland Russia Switzerland Israel Poland Lithuania Slovenia Portugal
Contestants Ukraine 130 119 6 5
Spain 61 18 6 1 1 10 1 2 7 7 6 2
Slovenia 64 23 5 4 6 1 2 5 1 1 7 2 4 3
Lithuania 181 91 5 7 2 4 12 6 1 3 3 10 10 5 4 3 8 1 6
Austria 342 71 7 10 10 1 8 8 8 12 10 7 5 12 5 12 3 12 8 7 7 5 12 4 2 1 12 8 10 7 4 12 12 12 10 8
Estonia 245 102 1 3 5 4 12 10 1 2 7 6 8 3 3 7 12 4 8 3 1 3 5 2 6 10 5 12
Norway 144 84 8 3 4 5 2 5 2 12 4 6 2 7
Portugal 39 18 2 6 3 3 7
United Kingdom 48 25 2 2 3 6 2 8
Serbia 113 75 10 3 8 3 2 12
Germany 340 136 2 10 12 3 7 7 10 12 1 3 6 8 4 6 4 5 12 8 10 10 6 10 5 6 1 4 12 5 10 5
Albania 184 58 12 7 6 4 7 7 1 2 6 10 2 1 6 7 7 10 10 7 4 10
France 173 59 12 8 6 2 5 10 7 6 4 3 3 7 3 4 5 5 5 2 10 2 5
Czech Republic 281 215 4 6 4 5 4 3 1 4 1 7 4 1 5 6 8 3
Denmark 226 188 3 3 1 8 12 6 3 2
Australia 99 9 2 2 2 3 10 8 6 2 7 6 10 2 7 7 5 7 4
Finland 46 23 5 4 3 3 2 6
Bulgaria 166 66 5 2 6 6 1 8 6 8 7 10 4 8 7 10 2 1 2 7
Moldova 209 115 7 7 2 8 7 2 5 10 10 10 8 12 6
Sweden 274 21 6 1 8 8 7 7 12 2 8 4 2 12 4 8 5 8 10 5 1 12 5 12 12 12 2 8 1 12 8 10 5 10 6 8 12
Hungary 93 65 8 2 4 6 3 3 2
Israel 529 317 10 1 12 5 1 6 3 10 12 3 10 7 5 10 7 12 8 10 6 12 2 6 2 8 4 4 6 1 12 8 1 6 1 1
Netherlands 121 32 8 5 1 5 8 1 10 4 6 1 7 3 4 3 5 8 3 7
Ireland 136 62 1 5 4 3 4 3 10 4 1 1 5 4 1 3 8 2 6 5 4
Cyprus 436 253 4 12 6 10 12 12 5 12 10 12 5 2 6 4 5 3 8 7 3 12 1 3 6 7 7 1 8
Italy 308 249 4 10 3 12 8 8 1 4 4 1 4
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
Voting results (Televoting vote)[67]
Total Score
Jury Score
Ukraine Azerbaijan Belarus San Marino Netherlands Macedonia Malta Georgia Spain Austria Denmark United Kingdom Sweden Latvia Albania Croatia Ireland Romania Czech Republic Iceland Moldova Belgium Norway France Italy Australia Estonia Serbia Cyprus Armenia Bulgaria Greece Hungary Montenegro Germany Finland Russia Switzerland Israel Poland Lithuania Slovenia Portugal
Contestants Ukraine 130 11 8 12 5 4 8 3 12 10 4 8 2 4 1 7 8 7 12 4
Spain 61 43 5 1 12
Slovenia 64 41 2 7 8 6
Lithuania 181 90 2 5 7 12 7 12 12 12 12 6 4
Austria 342 271 3 1 10 2 2 5 3 8 6 6 4 3 5 3 4 1 3 2
Estonia 245 143 3 6 2 10 4 4 5 1 7 6 4 2 2 4 12 3 8 12 7
Norway 144 60 7 10 1 3 8 8 2 4 5 1 2 3 5 7 3 5 5 5
Portugal 39 21 8 10
United Kingdom 48 23 1 1 3 3 10 6 1
Serbia 113 38 10 8 12 1 1 7 12 12 12
Germany 340 204 3 4 12 4 6 6 12 3 5 8 3 8 4 3 8 4 2 6 3 2 3 2 1 6 3 1 2 4 8
Albania 184 126 12 2 4 12 10 10 7 1
France 173 114 7 4 4 5 6 8 1 1 5 4 6 3 5
Czech Republic 281 66 10 6 5 10 6 5 3 10 12 6 5 3 4 5 7 3 10 6 1 4 3 5 5 8 8 3 7 8 8 5 2 12 4 8 8
Denmark 226 38 8 7 6 8 2 2 5 2 12 5 2 2 2 7 12 5 10 2 4 10 8 4 12 3 10 7 2 4 6 10 7 2
Australia 99 90 6 2 1
Finland 46 23 6 3 4 10
Bulgaria 166 100 1 1 7 7 5 6 6 1 5 1 3 2 12 5 4
Moldova 209 94 6 4 6 2 1 3 4 7 1 12 6 6 10 5 1 1 1 8 1 2 12 10 6
Sweden 274 253 2 7 2 3 2 1 4
Hungary 93 28 1 2 2 3 10 2 2 3 12 5 3 2 8 7 3
Israel 529 212 12 12 8 12 10 3 8 12 12 7 7 10 8 1 6 6 8 10 7 12 10 7 12 7 12 7 10 10 10 6 10 1 10 7 10 5 10 1 1
Netherlands 121 89 5 1 3 12 5 4 2
Ireland 136 74 3 4 1 4 4 10 7 1 4 4 8 7 2 3
Cyprus 436 183 4 10 3 7 5 8 10 10 8 1 1 8 4 1 10 8 5 7 8 1 7 7 2 3 5 7 4 10 12 12 12 7 5 6 1 4 3 2 8 6 6 5
Italy 308 59 5 5 4 8 7 6 12 5 7 10 6 12 10 6 2 8 6 10 7 6 7 3 6 8 6 8 12 6 6 8 5 5 7 10 10

12 points

Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

Jury
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
9 Austria Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, United Kingdom
8 Sweden Armenia, Australia, Cyprus, Georgia, Germany, Latvia, Serbia, Slovenia
6 Cyprus Belarus, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Spain, Sweden
5 Israel Austria, Czech Republic, France, Finland, San Marino
4 Germany Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland
3 Estonia Macedonia, Moldova, Portugal
1 Lithuania Croatia
Norway Italy
Serbia Montenegro
Albania Azerbaijan
France Ukraine
Denmark Hungary
Moldova Russia
Italy Albania
Televoting
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
8 Israel Australia, Azerbaijan, France, Georgia, Moldova, San Marino, Spain, Ukraine
5 Lithuania Estonia, Ireland, Latvia, Norway, United Kingdom
4 Serbia Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland
3 Cyprus Armenia, Bulgaria, Greece
Denmark Hungary, Iceland, Sweden
Italy Albania, Germany, Malta
Ukraine Belarus, Czech Republic, Poland
2 Czech Republic Austria, Israel
Estonia Finland, Lithuania
Germany Denmark, Netherlands
Albania Italy, Macedonia
Moldova Romania, Russia
1 Bulgaria Cyprus
Hungary Serbia
Spain Portugal
Netherlands Belgium

Other countries

Eligibility for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership,[68] or a special invitation from the EBU as in the case of Australia.

Active EBU members

  •  Andorra – The Director General of Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) announced on 14 May 2017 that Andorra would not participate in the contest, due to financial difficulties and the restructuring of the company.[69]
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina – On 18 September 2017, BHRT confirmed that Bosnia and Herzegovina would not return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.[70]
  •  Luxembourg – Steve Schmit, the Director of Programming at the Luxembourgish broadcaster (RTL), explained last year the reasons against participating in the Eurovision Song Contest. He also underlined that Luxembourg's chance for success in the contest is limited: "I believe that (with) the enlargement of Eurovision, the days (of victory) are gone. With the new voting system, it is very unlikely that Luxembourg is successful. Small countries are somewhat more troubled now". Luxembourg last participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993.[71]
  •  Monaco – On 31 August 2017, Monegasque broadcaster TMC confirmed that Monaco would not participate in the 2018 contest.[72]
  •  Slovakia – Eríka Rusnáková, press spokesperson of the Slovak broadcaster Radio and Television of Slovakia (RTVS), confirmed on 11 September 2017 to Czech Eurovision website Eurocontest.cz that the country would not participate in the 2018 contest.[73]
  •  Turkey – On 12 July 2017, Sertab Erener, who won for Turkey in 2003, announced on an Instagram live chat that Turkey would return and wished luck to the next representative.[74] maNga, the 2010 Turkish representatives,[75] and Hadise, the 2009 Turkish representative, also expressed their interests for Turkey returning to the contest. Despite these statements, on 7 August 2017, the Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey, Bekir Bozdağ, issued a statement saying that there were no plans for a return.[76] The same day, TRT confirmed their non-participation in the 2018 contest.[77]

Associate EBU members

  •  KazakhstanKhabar Agency became an associate member of the EBU on 1 January 2016, opening up the possibility of future participation.[78] They broadcast all the shows in 2017. Furthermore, the winner of the Turkvision Song Contest 2014, Zhanar Dugalova, said she would be interested in representing Kazakhstan in the contest.[79] However, on 25 September, Khabar Agency told Esctoday that: "We have no information about Kazakshtan’s participation in Eurovison 2018 yet", maintaining the possibility of the country being invited by the EBU, as it is entirely at the EBU’s discretion to extend an invitation like in the case of Australia.[80] The EBU however, chose not to invite Kazakhstan, as seen in the list of participants.[81] On 22 December 2017, it was claimed that Channel 31 had finalised negotiations with the EBU, allowing Kazakhstan to debut in 2019,[82] however, on 23 December 2017, the EBU told Esctoday that: "Channel 31 Kazakhstan has indeed expressed interest in becoming a Member of the EBU and hence participate in the Eurovision Song Contest. However, since Channel 31 is outside the European Broadcasting Area and is also not a member of the Council of Europe, it is not eligible to become an active Member of the EBU".[83]

Non-EBU members

  •  Kosovo – Kosovar media reported that RTK was hopeful that they would debut in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal. In an article published by RTK the Director of Television at the Kosovar broadcaster stated that he had received the support of national broadcasters across the Balkans to participate in the competition. However, both Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia had opposed such participation.[84] The EBU then sent a letter to RTK explaining that Kosovo cannot participate in the ESC, because it is not a UN member and it is not a fully recognised state.[85]
  •  Liechtenstein – On 1 September 2017, 1 FL TV, the national broadcaster of the Principality of Liechtenstein confirmed that the country would not debut in 2018.[86] However, on 4 November 2017, 1 FL TV announced that they are planning a debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.[87]

Commentators and spokespersons

Spokespersons

The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order:[88]

  1.  UkraineNatalia Zhyzhchenko
  2.  Azerbaijan – Tural Asadov
  3.  BelarusNaviband (Belarusian representative in 2017)
  4.  San MarinoJohn Kennedy O'Connor
  5.  NetherlandsO'G3NE (Dutch representatives in 2017)
  6.  MacedoniaJana Burčeska (Macedonian representative in 2017)
  7.  Malta – Lara Azzopardi
  8.  GeorgiaTamara Gachechiladze (Georgian representative in 2017)
  9.  SpainNieves Álvarez
  10.  AustriaKati Bellowitsch
  11.  DenmarkUlla Essendrop
  12.  United KingdomMel Giedroyc
  13.  SwedenFelix Sandman
  14.  Latvia – Dagmāra Legante
  15.  AlbaniaAndri Xhahu
  16.  Croatia – Uršula Tolj
  17.  IrelandNicky Byrne (Irish representative in 2016)
  18.  Romania – Sonia Argint-Ionescu
  19.  Czech Republic – Radka Rosická
  20.  Iceland – Edda Sif Pálsdóttir
  21.  Moldova – Djulieta Ardovan
  22.  Belgium – Danira Boukhriss Terkessidis
  23.  NorwayAleksander Walmann and JOWST (Norwegian representatives in 2017)
  24.  FranceÉlodie Gossuin
  25.  Italy – Giulia Valentina Palermo
  26.  Australia – Ricardo Gonçalves
  27.  Estonia – Ott Evestus
  28.  Serbia – Dragana Kosjerina
  29.  CyprusHovig (Cypriot representative in 2017)
  30.  ArmeniaArsen Grigoryan
  31.  BulgariaJoanna Dragneva (Bulgarian representative in 2008)
  32.  Greece – Olina Xenopoulou
  33.  Hungary – Bence Forró
  34.  Montenegro – Nataša Šotra
  35.  GermanyBarbara Schöneberger
  36.  FinlandAnna Abreu
  37.  RussiaAlsou (Russian representative in 2000 and host of the final in 2009)
  38.   Switzerland – Letícia Carvalho
  39.  Israel – Lucy Ayoub
  40.  Poland – Mateusz Szymkowiak
  41.  Lithuania – Eglė Daugėlaitė
  42.  SloveniaMaja Keuc (Slovenian representative in 2011)
  43.  Portugal – Pedro Fernandes

Commentators

Most countries sent commentators to Lisbon or commented from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, the provision of voting information.

Non-participating countries

Incidents

Accusations of cultural appropriation

Following the performance of Israel's Netta Barzilai and her song "Toy", critics of the song accused Netta of culturally appropriating Japanese culture, with several users taking to social media such as Twitter to call the performance "offensive". The accusations were made after she wore a kimono and buns, as well as Maneki-nekos being shown during the performance.[141][142][143]

The topic was debated on British morning show Good Morning Britain on 14 May 2018 in response[144], with television presenters Trisha Goddard and Piers Morgan defending Netta by stating that she was simply implementing elements of Japanese culture due to her own appreciation of it. English journalist Rebecca Reid disagreed, arguing "It's not a beautiful, loving representation of real Japanese culture. It's a costume".[145]

Belarusian song submission

On 10 January 2018, it had emerged on Russian networking site VK that Ukrainian singer Alekseev had performed a Russian-language version of his EuroFest entry "Forever" (as Navsegda) in May 2017 in Stavropol – before 1 September 2017, the submission deadline set by the EBU, potentially violating the rules of the contest.[146] Six artists threatened to withdraw from the selection if it were allowed to compete,[147] with Sofi Lapina actually doing so.[148] Alekseev was ultimately allowed to compete by BTRC following a melodic revamp of the song, and went on to win the selection, thus representing Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.[149] However, on 23 February 2018, it was reported that the EBU had given Alekseev permission to perform his original English-language version of the song at the contest, and he will opt to sing that version of the song in May.[150] A few weeks after that announcement, on 28 March 2018 Alekseev premiered a new official version of his Eurovision entry with a lighter intro and additional choir at the end of the track. He also confirmed that this version would be the one performed in Lisbon.[151]

Czech rehearsal injuries

On 29 April 2018, during the first rehearsal of the Czech Republic's performance, singer Mikolas Josef reportedly sustained injuries to his back while rehearsing and was subsequently rushed to hospital. The singer updated his fans on Instagram, stating "I can confirm that I got injured during the rehearsal and the situation got worse after several hours. I can't even walk now. Got back from the first hospital and I am now heading to another one". He stated that he would, however, "perform no matter what".[152] Josef performed in the first semi-final on 8 May with a slightly altered performance, owing to his injuries, and ultimately finished 6th in the Grand Final on 12 May, achieving Czech Republic's best result to date. He was also the second Czech contestant to qualify for the Grand Final, the other being Gabriela Gunčíková in 2016.[citation needed]

Mango TV censorship

During the Chinese broadcast of the first semi-final on Mango TV, both Albania and Ireland were edited out of the show, along with their snippets in the recap of all 19 entries.[153] Albania was skipped due to a ban on television performers displaying tattoos that took effect in January 2018, while Ireland was censored due to its representation of a homosexual couple on-stage.[154] In addition, the LGBT flag and tattoos on other performers were also blurred out from the broadcast.[155] As a result, the EBU has terminated its partnership with Mango TV, citing that censorship "is not in line with the EBU's values of universality and inclusivity and its proud tradition of celebrating diversity through music," which led to a ban on televising the second semi-final and the grand final in the country.[135][156] A spokesperson for the broadcaster's parent company Hunan TV said they "weren't aware" of the edits made to the programme.[157] Ireland's representative, Ryan O'Shaughnessy told the BBC in an interview, "they haven't taken this lightly and I think it's a move in the right direction, so I'm happy about it."[155]

United Kingdom stage invasion

The performance of SuRie, representing the United Kingdom, in the final was disrupted by a man who rushed onto the stage and grabbed her microphone, reportedly shouting "Modern Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom! War is not peace."[158][159] The man, later identified as 'Dr ACactivism', a political activist from London,[160] climbed into a camera run to get access to the stage.[161] SuRie was able to complete her performance, and after the song the broadcast cut to an unscheduled interview in the green room.[162][163] The EBU offered SuRie and her team the opportunity to perform again, but she declined.[158] SuRie later revealed that she had suffered several bruises on her right hand.[164] For official release on YouTube, Eurovision edited out the interrupted performance and substituted SuRie's Jury Night performance from the previous evening. The official video retains the unscheduled green room interview with the Ukranian delegation that followed the stage invasion.

Other awards

In addition to the main winner's trophy, the Marcel Bezençon Awards and the Barbara Dex Award will be contested during the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Additionally, the OGAE voting poll took place before the final.

Marcel Bezençon Awards

The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia, honouring the best competing songs in the final. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 and the current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (a member of the Herreys and the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon.[165] The awards are divided into three categories: Press Award, Artistic Award, and Composer Award. The winners are revealed shortly before the Eurovision final.

Category Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s)
Artistic Award  Cyprus "Fuego" Eleni Foureira Alex Papaconstantinou, Geraldo Sandell, Viktor Svensson, Anderz Wrethov Didrick
Composer Award  Bulgaria "Bones" Equinox Borislav Milanov, Trey Campbell, Joacim Persson, Dag Lundberg
Press Award  France "Mercy" Madame Monsieur Émilie Satt, Jean-Karl Lucas

OGAE

Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision (more commonly known as OGAE) is an international organisation that was founded in 1984 in Savonlinna, Finland by Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen.[166] The organisation consists of a network of over 40 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, and is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit company.[167] In what has become an annual tradition for the OGAE fan clubs, a voting poll took place before the main Eurovision Song Contest allowing members from over 40 clubs to vote for their favourite songs of the contest.

Country Performer(s) Song OGAE result[168]
 Israel Netta "Toy" 456
 France Madame Monsieur "Mercy" 352
 Finland Saara Aalto "Monsters" 226
 Australia Jessica Mauboy "We Got Love" 202
 Czech Republic Mikolas Josef "Lie to Me" 181

*Table reflects the 2018 voting results from all 44 OGAE clubs.

Barbara Dex Award

The Barbara Dex Award is a fan award originally awarded by House of Eurovision from 1997 to 2016, and since 2017 by songfestival.be. This is a humorous award given to the worst dressed artist each year in the contest, and was named after the Belgian artist, Barbara Dex, who came last in the 1993, in which she wore her own self-designed dress.

Place Country Performer(s)
1  Macedonia Eye Cue
2  Australia Jessica Mauboy
3  Belgium Sennek
4  Montenegro Vanja Radovanović
5  Israel Netta

Official album

Eurovision Song Contest: Lisbon 2018
ESC 2018 album cover.jpg
Compilation album by Eurovision Song Contest
Released 20 April 2018
Genre Pop
Length
  • 66:03 (CD 1)
  • 62:39 (CD 2)
Label Universal
Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Eurovision Song Contest: Kyiv 2017
(2017)Eurovision Song Contest: Kyiv 20172017
Eurovision Song Contest: Lisbon 2018
(2018)

Eurovision Song Contest: Lisbon 2018 is the official compilation album of the contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and released by Universal Music Group digitally on 6 April 2018 and physically on 20 April 2018.[169] The album features all 43 participating entries, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify for the grand final.

CD 1
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Mall" (Albania) Eugent Bushpepa 3ː07
2. "Qami" (Armenia) Sevak Khanagyan 2ː57
3. "We Got Love" (Australia) Jessica Mauboy 3ː04
4. "Nobody but You" (Austria) Cesár Sampson 3ː03
5. "X My Heart" (Azerbaijan) Aisel 3ː01
6. "A Matter of Time" (Belgium) Sennek 3ː00
7. "Bones" (Bulgaria) Equinox 2ː59
8. "Forever" (Belarus) Alekseev 3ː00
9. "Stones" (Switzerland) Zibbz 2ː57
10. "Fuego" (Cyprus) Eleni Foureira 3ː03
11. "Lie to Me" (Czech Republic) Mikolas Josef 2ː50
12. "You Let Me Walk Alone" (Germany) Michael Schulte 2ː57
13. "Higher Ground" (Denmark) Rasmussen 3ː03
14. "Tu canción" (Spain) Amaia and Alfred 2ː59
15. "La forza" (Estonia) Elina Nechayeva 3ː04
16. "Monsters" (Finland) Saara Aalto 3ː00
17. "Mercy" (France) Madame Monsieur 3ː02
18. "Storm" (United Kingdom) SuRie 2ː57
19. "For You" (Georgia) Iriao 2ː59
20. "Oniro mou" (Greece) Gianna Terzi 3ː04
21. "Crazy" (Croatia) Franka 3ː00
22. "Viszlát nyár" (Hungary) AWS 2ː57
Total length: 66ː03
CD 2
No. Title Artist Length
1. "Together" (Ireland) Ryan O'Shaughnessy 2ː54
2. "Our Choice" (Iceland) Ari Ólafsson 2ː59
3. "Toy" (Israel) Netta 3ː00
4. "Non mi avete fatto niente" (Italy) Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro 3ː02
5. "When We're Old" (Lithuania) Ieva Zasimauskaitė 3ː00
6. "Funny Girl" (Latvia) Laura Rizzotto 3ː03
7. "My Lucky Day" (Moldova) DoReDoS 3ː02
8. "Lost and Found" (Macedonia) Eye Cue 3ː03
9. "Taboo" (Malta) Christabelle 3ː01
10. "Inje" (Montenegro) Vanja Radovanović 3ː00
11. "Outlaw in 'Em" (Netherlands) Waylon 2ː54
12. "That's How You Write a Song" (Norway) Alexander Rybak 3ː00
13. "Light Me Up" (Poland) Gromee and Lukas Meijer 3ː00
14. "O jardim" (Portugal) Cláudia Pascoal 2ː38
15. "Goodbye" (Romania) The Humans 2ː58
16. "I Won't Break" (Russia) Julia Samoylova 2ː59
17. "Who We Are" (San Marino) Jessika and Jenifer Brening 3ː00
18. "Nova deca" (Serbia) Sanja Ilić and Balkanika 3ː07
19. "Hvala, ne!" (Slovenia) Lea Sirk 3ː00
20. "Dance You Off" (Sweden) Benjamin Ingrosso 3ː00
21. "Under the Ladder" (Ukraine) Mélovin 2ː59
Total length: 62ː39

Charts

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[170] 14
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[171] 22
German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[172] 2
Greek Albums (IFPI)[173] 9

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Contains two lines in Lithuanian.
  2. ^ a b Contains two lines and one slang word in Hebrew.
  3. ^ a b Although the lyrics are in English, the Spanish title 'Fuego' is repeated throughout the song.
  4. ^ a b Contains some phrases in the Torlakian dialect.[62]
  5. ^ a b Contains a phrase repeated twice in Icelandic.[63]
  6. ^ Although the title is in English, the song itself is entirely in Georgian.
  7. ^ a b Contains some phrases in Portuguese.
  8. ^ "O jardim" features uncredited vocals from Portuguese singer Isaura.
  9. ^ Mango TV was banned from transmitting the second semi-final and grand final due to its censorship of the first semi-final.

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