Eurovision Song Contest 2018

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Lisbon, Portugal, following the country's victory at the 2017 contest with the song "Amar pelos dois" by Salvador Sobral. It was the first time Portugal had hosted the contest - 54 years after the country made its debut. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), the contest was held at the Altice Arena, and consisted of two semi-finals on 8 and 10 May, and the final on 12 May 2018.[2] The three live shows were presented by Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado. It was the first Eurovision Song Contest held on the Atlantic coast.

Eurovision Song Contest 2018
All Aboard!
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Dates
Semi-final 18 May 2018 (2018-05-08)
Semi-final 210 May 2018 (2018-05-10)
Final12 May 2018 (2018-05-12)
Host
VenueAltice Arena
Lisbon, Portugal
Presenter(s)
Directed by
  • Troels Lund
  • Paula Macedo
  • Pedro Miguel
Executive supervisorJon Ola Sand
Executive producerJoão Nuno Nogueira[1]
Host broadcasterRádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP)
Opening actFinal: 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
Websiteeurovision.tv/event/lisbon-2018 Edit this at Wikidata
Participants
Number of entries43
Debuting countriesNone
Returning countries Russia
Non-returning countriesNone
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Vote
Voting systemEach 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 pointsNone
Winning song Israel
"Toy"
2017 ← Eurovision Song Contest → 2019

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.

The winner was Israel with the song "Toy", performed by Netta and written by Doron Medalie and Stav Beger. 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. Cyprus, Austria, Germany and Italy rounded out the top five. Cyprus achieved their best result in their Eurovision history. Further down the table, the Czech Republic also achieved their best result to date, finishing sixth. Portugal finished in the last place of the final, making it 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 all failed to qualify for the final. Also, for the first time since 2005, no countries of the Caucasus region (Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan) participated in the final. The EBU reported that the contest had a worldwide audience of around 186 million viewers, surpassing the 2017 edition by over 4 million.[3]

LocationEdit

 
Altice Arena, Lisbon - host venue of the 2018 contest

VenueEdit

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 phaseEdit

Locations of the candidate cities: the chosen host city is marked in blue, while the eliminated cities are marked in 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. 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 Kyiv:[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:     Host venue

City Venue Notes
Braga Braga Exhibition Park 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 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 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   Multi-purpose indoor arena inaugurated in 1998, it is the country's largest indoor venue with a total capacity for 20,000 people (12,500 seats). 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 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 sitesEdit

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]

FormatEdit

Visual designEdit

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]

PostcardsEdit

The postcards, filmed between March and April 2018, involved the act emerging from a door into Portugal to take part in a themed activity, such as Mountain Biking, making a salad or Pastel de Nata, or visiting a popular attraction or set of them. The location in Portugal where the activity took place was written in Portuguese at the start of the postcard. At the end of the postcard, the act posed for the camera, the slogan's hashtag appeared on the bottom corner of the screen, and song information was printed onto the country's flag.[38] All the postcards had the same score, composed by Luis Figueredo.[39]

PresentersEdit

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.[40] It was the first time since 2015 that the contest did not feature a male presenter, and the second consecutive year that the presenters were all the same gender.[41][40] It was confirmed on 4 May 2018 that Cautela would host the green room.[42]

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.[43]

Semi-final allocation drawEdit

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 Kyiv (host city of the previous contest), to Fernando Medina, the Mayor of Lisbon.[44]

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

Opening and interval actsEdit

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" (which was also a smash hit in Portugal at the time) 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, Mayra Andrade and Dino D'Santiago.[45][46][47][48][49][50]

Participating countriesEdit

 
  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 initially announced on 7 November 2017 that forty-two countries would participate in the contest. Russia confirmed their return after their absence the previous edition, while Macedonia's participation was provisionally blocked by the EBU due to unpaid debts by its national broadcaster.[37][51] 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.[52]

Returning artistsEdit

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 also sang entry No. 1500) and Waylon placed second for the Netherlands in 2014 as part of The Common Linnets performing "Calm After the Storm".[53]

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".[54] 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,[55] and Equinox member Vlado Mihailov backed for Bulgaria in 2017.[56] 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.[57] Sara Tavares, who performed in the interval act, was the representative from Portugal in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Chamar a música" reaching 8th place.

Semi-final 1Edit

The first semi-final took place on 8 May 2018 at 20:00 WEST (21:00 CEST).[58] Nineteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries, plus Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.[59] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place[60] 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 2Edit

The second semi-final took place on 10 May 2018 at 20:00 WEST (21:00 CEST).[58] Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries, plus France, Germany and Italy voted in this semi-final.[59] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

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.[61]

Draw Country Artist Song Language(s) Place[62] 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" (Иње) Montenegrin 16 40
17   Slovenia Lea Sirk "Hvala, ne!" Slovene[g] 8 132
18   Ukraine Mélovin "Under the Ladder" English 6 179

FinalEdit

The final took place on 12 May 2018 at 20:00 WEST (21:00 CEST).[58] 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.[65]

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place[66] 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 "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

ScoreboardEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Semi-final 1 voting results (Jury vote)[67]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
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
Semi-final 1 voting results (Televoting)[67]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
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 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury and televote in the first semi-final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

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

Semi-final 2 voting results (Jury vote)[68]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
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
Semi-final 2 voting results (Televoting)[68]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
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 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury and televote in the second semi-final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

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

FinalEdit

Final voting results (Jury vote)[69]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
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
Final voting results (Televoting)[69]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
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 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points awarded by each country's professional jury and televote in the final. Countries in bold gave the maximum 24 points (12 points apiece from professional jury and televoting) to the specified entrant.

12 points awarded by juries
N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
9   Austria   Belgium,   Bulgaria,   Estonia,   Iceland,   Israel,   Lithuania,   Poland,   Romania,   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,   Finland,   France,   San Marino
4   Germany   Denmark,   Netherlands,   Norway,    Switzerland
3   Estonia   Macedonia,   Moldova,   Portugal
1   Albania   Azerbaijan
  Denmark   Hungary
  France   Ukraine
  Italy   Albania
  Lithuania   Croatia
  Moldova   Russia
  Norway   Italy
  Serbia   Montenegro
12 points awarded by 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   Albania   Italy,   Macedonia
  Czech Republic   Austria,   Israel
  Estonia   Finland,   Lithuania
  Germany   Denmark,   Netherlands
  Moldova   Romania,   Russia
1   Bulgaria   Cyprus
  Hungary   Serbia
  Netherlands   Belgium
  Spain   Portugal

Other countriesEdit

Eligibility for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest requires a national broadcaster with active EBU membership,[70] or a special invitation from the EBU as in the case of Australia.

Active EBU membersEdit

  •   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.[71]
  •   Bosnia and Herzegovina – On 18 September 2017, BHRT confirmed that Bosnia and Herzegovina would not return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018.[72]
  •   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 1993.[73]
  •   Monaco – On 31 August 2017, Monegasque broadcaster TMC confirmed that Monaco would not participate in the 2018 contest.[74]
  •   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.[75]
  •   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.[76] maNga, the 2010 Turkish representatives,[77] 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.[78] The same day, TRT confirmed their non-participation in the 2018 contest.[79]

Associate EBU membersEdit

  •   KazakhstanKhabar Agency became an associate member of the EBU on 1 January 2016, opening up the possibility of future participation.[80] 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.[81] However, on 25 September, Khabar Agency told Esctoday that: "We have no information about Kazakshtan’s participation in Eurovision 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.[82] The EBU however, chose not to invite Kazakhstan, as seen in the list of participants.[83] On 22 December 2017, it was claimed that Channel 31 had finalised negotiations with the EBU, allowing Kazakhstan to debut in 2019,[84] 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".[85]

Non-EBU membersEdit

  •   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.[86] 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.[87]
  •   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.[88] However, on 4 November 2017, 1 FL TV announced that they are planning a debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.[89]

Broadcasters, commentators and spokespersonsEdit

The European Broadcasting Union provided international live streams of both semi-finals and the grand final through their official YouTube channel with no commentary. The live streams were geo-blocked to viewers in Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela due to "rights limitations."[90]

SpokespersonsEdit

The spokespersons announced the 12-point score from their respective country's national jury in the following order:[91]

  1.   UkraineNatalia Zhyzhchenko
  2.   AzerbaijanTural 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.   LatviaDagmāra Legante
  15.   AlbaniaAndri Xhahu
  16.   Croatia – Uršula Tolj
  17.   IrelandNicky Byrne (Irish representative in 2016)
  18.   Romania – Sonia Argint-Ionescu
  19.   Czech RepublicRadka 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.   IsraelLucy Ayoub (later co-presenter of the 2019 contest)
  40.   Poland – Mateusz Szymkowiak
  41.   Lithuania – Eglė Daugėlaitė
  42.   SloveniaMaja Keuc (Slovenian representative in 2011)
  43.   Portugal – Pedro Fernandes

Broadcasters and commentatorsEdit

Countries may add commentary from commentators working on-location or remotely at the broadcaster. Commentators can add insight to the participating entries and the provision of voting information.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
  Albania All shows RTSH, RTSH Muzikë and Radio Tirana Andri Xhahu [citation needed]
  Armenia All shows Armenia 1 and Public Radio of Armenia Avet Barseghyan and Felix Khachatryan [92]
  Australia All shows SBS Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasey [93]
  Austria All shows ORF1 Andi Knoll [citation needed]
  Azerbaijan All shows iTV Azər Süleymanlı [citation needed]
  Belarus All shows Belarus 1 and Belarus 24 Evgeny Perlin [citation needed]
  Belgium All shows Eén Dutch: Peter Van de Veire [94]
All shows La Une French: Maureen Louys and Jean-Louis Lahaye [95][h]
  Bulgaria All shows BNT 1 Elena Rosberg and Georgi Kushvaliev [citation needed]
  Croatia All shows HRT 1 and HR 2 Duško Ćurlić [96][97][98]
  Cyprus All shows CyBC Costas Constantinou and Vaso Komninou [99]
  Czech Republic Both semi–finals ČT2 Libor Bouček [citation needed]
Final ČT1
  Denmark All shows DR1 Ole Tøpholm [100]
  Estonia All shows ETV Estonian: Marko Reikop [101]
1st semi-final and final Raadio 2 Estonian: Mart Juur and Andrus Kivirähk [102]
All shows ETV+ Russian: Aleksandr Hobotov and Julia Kalenda [103]
  Finland 1st semi-final and final Yle TV2 Finnish: Mikko Silvennoinen [104]
2nd semi-final Finnish: Mikko Silvennoinen and Saara Aalto
Both semi–finals Yle Radio Suomi Finnish: Anna Keränen
Final Finnish: Anna Keränen, Aija Puurtinen, and Sami Sykkö
All shows Yle TV2 and Yle X3M Swedish: Johan Lindroos and Eva Frantz
  France Both semi–finals France 4 Christophe Willem and André Manoukian [105][106]
Final France 2 Stéphane Bern, Christophe Willem and Alma
  Georgia All shows First Channel Demetre Ergemlidze [107]
  Germany Both semi–finals One Peter Urban [108][109]
Final One, Das Erste, and Deutsche Welle
  Greece All shows ERT2 and ERT Sports HD Alexandros Lizardos and Daphne Skalioni [110]
Second Programme and Voice of Greece Dimitris Meidanis [111]
  Hungary All shows Duna Krisztina Rátonyi and Freddie [112]
  Iceland All shows RÚV Gísli Marteinn Baldursson [citation needed]
  Ireland Both semi–finals RTÉ2 Marty Whelan [citation needed][113]
Final RTÉ One
2nd semi-final RTÉ Radio 1 Neil Doherty and Zbyszek Zalinski [citation needed]
Final RTÉ 2fm
  Israel 1st semi-final Kan 11 and Kan 88 Asaf Liberman and Shir Reuven [citation needed]
2nd semi-final Itai Herman and Goel Pinto [citation needed]
Final Erez Tal and Idit Hershkowitz [citation needed]
  Italy Both semi–finals Rai 4 Carolina Di Domenico and Saverio Raimondo [61]
Final Rai 1 Serena Rossi and Federico Russo [114]
Rai Radio 2 Carolina Di Domenico and Ema Stokholma
  Latvia Both semi–finals LTV Toms Grēviņš [115]
Final Toms Grēviņš and Magnuss Eriņš
  Lithuania All shows LRT televizija and LRT Radijas Darius Užkuraitis and Gerūta Griniūtė [116]
  Macedonia All shows MRT 1, MRT 2, Macedonian radio Karolina Petkovska [117][118]
  Malta Un­known TVM N/A [citation needed] [119][better source needed]
  Moldova Un­known Teleradio-Moldova N/A [citation needed] [120][better source needed]
  Montenegro All shows TVCG 1 and TVCG SAT Dražen Bauković and Tijana Mišković [121]
  Netherlands All shows NPO 1 Jan Smit and Cornald Maas [122]
  Norway All shows NRK1 Olav Viksmo-Slettan [123]
Final NRK3 Ronny Brede Aase, Silje Nordnes and Markus Neby [124]
NRK P1 Ole-Christian Øen [125]
  Poland All shows TVP1, TVP Polonia Artur Orzech [126]
  Portugal All shows RTP1, RTP África, RTP Internacional Nuno Galopim and Hélder Reis [citation needed]
Final Antena 1, RDP África, RDP Internacional Noémia Gonçalves, António Macedo and Tozé Brito [127][128][129]
  Romania All shows TVR1, TVR HD, TVRi Liliana Ștefan and Radu Andrei Tudor [130]
  Russia All shows Channel One Yuriy Aksuta and Yana Churikova [i]
  San Marino All shows San Marino RTV and Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo [132]
  Serbia 1st semi-final RTS1, RTS HD, RTS Svet, RTS Planeta Silvana Grujić and Tamara Petković [133][134][135]
2nd-semi-final and final Duška Vučinić
  Slovenia Both semifinals RTVSLO2 Andrej Hofer [j]
Final RTVSLO1
  Spain Both semifinals La 2 Tony Aguilar and Julia Varela [140][141]
Final La 1
  Sweden All shows SVT1 Sanna Nielsen and Edward af Sillén [142]
   Switzerland Both semifinals SRF zwei German: Sven Epiney [143]
Final SRF 1
Both semifinals RSI La 2 Italian: Clarissa Tami [144]
Final RSI La 1
2nd semi-final RTS Deux French: Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner [145][better source needed]
Final RTS Un [citation needed]
  Ukraine All shows STB Serhiy Prytula [146]
1st semi-final UA:First Timur Miroshnychenko and Mariya Yaremchuk [147]
2nd semi-final Timur Miroshnychenko and Alyosha
Final Timur Miroshnychenko and Jamala
  United Kingdom Both semifinals BBC Four Scott Mills and Rylan Clark-Neal [148]
Final BBC One Graham Norton
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
  China 1st semi-final Mango TV Duan Yixuan and Hei Nan [k]
  Kazakhstan All shows Khabar TV Kaldybek Zhaysanbay and Diana Snegina [151]
  Kosovo All shows RTK Alma Bektashi and Agron Krasniqi [152]
  Slovakia Final Radio FM Daniel Baláž, Pavol Hubinák, Juraj Malíček, Ela Tolstová and Celeste Buckingham [153]
  United States Final Logo TV English: Ross Mathews and Shangela [154]
WJFD-FM English: Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis [155]
Portuguese: Ana Filipa Rosa

IncidentsEdit

Accusations of cultural appropriationEdit

Following Israel's Netta Barzilai's performance of 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.[156][157][158]

The topic was debated on British morning show Good Morning Britain on 14 May 2018 in response,[159] 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".[160]

Belarusian song submissionEdit

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.[161] Six artists threatened to withdraw from the selection if it were allowed to compete,[162] with Sofi Lapina actually doing so.[163] 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.[164] 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 would opt to sing that version of the song in May.[165] 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.[166]

Czech rehearsal injuriesEdit

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 taken 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".[167] 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 the 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.

China’s Mango TV censorshipEdit

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.[168] 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.[169] In addition, the LGBT flag and tattoos on other performers were also blurred out from the broadcast.[170] 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.[150][171] A spokesperson for the broadcaster's owner Hunan TV said they "weren't aware" of the edits made to the programme.[172] 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."[170]

United Kingdom stage invasionEdit

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."[why?][173][174] The man, later identified as 'Dr ACactivism', a political activist from London,[175] climbed into a camera run to get access to the stage.[176] SuRie was able to complete her performance, and after the song the broadcast cut to an unscheduled interview in the green room.[177][178] The EBU offered SuRie and her team the opportunity to perform again, but she declined.[173] SuRie later revealed that she had suffered several bruises on her right hand.[179] 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 Ukrainian delegation that followed the stage invasion. The official DVD release also replaces the grand final performance with the previous evening's jury show performance.[citation needed] However, the United Kingdom's national broadcaster, the BBC uploaded the original Saturday performance, including the stage invasion, to their YouTube channel.

Other awardsEdit

In addition to the main winner's trophy, the Marcel Bezençon Awards and the Barbara Dex Award were contested during the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The OGAE (French: Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision, English: General Organisation of Eurovision Fans) voting poll also took place before the contest.

Marcel Bezençon AwardsEdit

The Marcel Bezençon Awards honour the best competing songs in the final. Named after the founder of the contest, the awards were created and first handed at the 2002 contest by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 contest and the country's current Head of Delegation), and Richard Herrey (a member of the Herreys who won the 1984 contest for Sweden).[180] The awards are divided into three categories: Artistic Award, Composers Award, and Press Award.[181] 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
Composers Award   Bulgaria "Bones" Equinox Borislav Milanov, Trey Campbell, Joacim Persson, Dag Lundberg
Press Award   France "Mercy" Madame Monsieur Émilie Satt, Jean-Karl Lucas

OGAEEdit

OGAE is an international organisation which conducts a voting poll for the favourite songs among its members before the annual contest. It consists of a network of over 40 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, with 44 member clubs voting this year.[182][183][184]

Country Performer(s) Song OGAE result
  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

Barbara Dex AwardEdit

The Barbara Dex Award is a humorous fan award given to the worst dressed artist each year. Named after Belgium's representative who came last in the 1993 contest, wearing her self-designed dress, the award was handed by the fansite House of Eurovision from 1997 to 2016 and is being carried out by the fansite songfestival.be since 2017.

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

Official albumEdit

Eurovision Song Contest: Lisbon 2018
 
Compilation album by
Released20 April 2018
GenrePop
Length
  • 66:03 (CD 1)
  • 62:39 (CD 2)
LabelUniversal
Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Eurovision Song Contest: Kyiv 2017
(2017)
Eurovision Song Contest: Lisbon 2018
(2018)
Eurovision Song Contest: Tel Aviv 2019
(2019)

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.[185] The album features all 43 participating entries, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify for the grand final.

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[186] 14
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[187] 22
German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[188] 2
Irish Compilation Albums (IRMA)[189] 3
Greek Albums (IFPI)[190] 9

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Contains two lines in Lithuanian.
  2. ^ a b Contains several words 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.[63]
  5. ^ a b Contains a phrase repeated twice in Icelandic.[64]
  6. ^ Although the title is in English, the song itself is entirely in Georgian.
  7. ^ a b Contains a phrase in Portuguese.
  8. ^ The second semi-final 90-minute-delayed while the first semi-final and the grand final aired live.[citation needed]
  9. ^ Channel One aired first semi-final on a 90-minute delay while the second semi-final and the grand final was aired live with Yuriy Aksuta and Yana Churikova as commentators for all shows.[131]
  10. ^ RTVSLO2 transmitted the two semi-finals while RTVSLO1 transmitted the grand final.[136][137][138] Andrej Hofer provided commentary for the broadcasts.[139]
  11. ^ Mango TV, an online video streaming platform, was initially scheduled to transmit all three shows in China.[149] After showing the first semi-final on a nine-hour delay the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) terminated their agreement with Mango TV and banned the service from transmitting the second semi-final and grand final in China due to its censorship of the first semi-final.[150]

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