Eurovision Song Contest 2018

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was the 63rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Portugal's capital Lisbon, after Salvador Sobral won for his country in Kiev, Ukraine last year.

Netta who represented Israel won the final.

Venue[change | change source]

The contest happened in Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal. The venue holds 20,000 people.

Semi-Final[change | change source]

First Semi-FInal[change | change source]

Nineteen countries participated in the first semi-final. Those countries, plus Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.[1] The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

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

Second Semi-FInal[change | change source]

Eighteen countries participated in the second semi-final. Those countries, plus France, Germany and Italy voted in this semi-final.[1]

The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

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

Final[change | change source]

The final took place on 12 May 2018 at 20:00 WEST (21:00 CEST).[7] 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.[8]

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

Big-Five (including host country Ukraine)[change | change source]

These five countries are directly qualified for the final.

Country Artist Song Language Translation
 France Madame Monsieur "Mercy" French
 Germany Michael Schulte "You Let Me Walk Alone" English
 Italy Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro "Non mi avete fatto niente" Italian "You haven't done anything to me"
 Spain Amaia & Alfred "Tu canción" Spanish "Your song"
 United Kingdom SuRie "Storm" English

Countries that will not take part in this contest, but have competed in the past[change | change source]


Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Contains two lines in Lithuanian.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Contains two lines and one slang word in Hebrew.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Although the lyrics are in English, the Spanish title 'Fuego' is repeated throughout the song.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Contains some phrases in the Torlakian dialect.[5]
  5. 5.0 5.1 Contains a phrase repeated twice in Icelandic.[6]
  6. Although the title is in English, the song itself is entirely in Georgian.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Contains some phrases in Portuguese.
  8. "O jardim" features uncredited vocals from Portuguese singer Isaura.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jordan, Paul (29 January 2018). "Which Countries Will Perform in Which Semi-Final at Eurovision 2018?". eurovision.tv. Archived from the original on 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Lisbon 2018 - Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Exclusive: The Semi-Final rankings of Eurovision 2018!". Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Lisbon 2018 - Eurovision Song Contest Lisbon 2018". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  5. "Everything you need to know about Eurovision—and its decades of glorious camp". Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  6. Rasmussen, Eurovision Song Contest.
  7. "Eurovision Song Contest 2019: Calendar". Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 "Eurovision 2018: This is the running order of the Grand Final!". eurovision.tv. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  9. Granger, Anthony (14 May 2017). "Andorra: No Return To The Eurovision Song Contest in 2018". Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 16 May 2017. Retrieved 15 May 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. Herbert, Emily (18 September 2017). "Bosnia & Herzegovina: BHRT Will Not Participate in Eurovision 2018". eurovoix.com. Archived from the original on 18 September 2017. Retrieved 18 September 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. Granger, Anthony (22 May 2017). "Luxembourg: Will not participate in Eurovision 2018". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 22 May 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  12. Jiandani, Sanjay (Sergio) (31 August 2017). "Monaco: TMC confirms non participation in Eurovision 2018". esctoday.com. Esctoday. Archived from the original on 31 August 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. Farren, Neil (11 September 2017). "Slovakia: No Return to Eurovision in 2018". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Archived from the original on 11 September 2017. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  14. "Turkey will return to Eurovision in 2018 announces former winner Sertab". Ryan Cobb. 13 July 2017. Archived from the original on 20 February 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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