Trends at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Forty-three countries participated at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, which was won by Netta from Israel. Cyprus and the Czech Republic reached their best result ever, while Azerbaijan, Romania and Russia failed to qualify for the final for the first time in the history of the contest. What were the trends in this year’s contest?

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Jam session with Rasmussen (DK), Cesár Sampson (AT) & Ryan O’Shaughnessy (IE)

At the Eurovision Song Contest, over forty countries come together to celebrate diversity. Three of this years participants, Rasmussen from Denmark, Cesár Sampson from Austria and Ryan O’Shaughnessy from Ireland decided to celebrate their place in the final with a jam session.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – Grand Final – Full Show

Twenty-six countries participated at the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Portugal’s capital Lisbon. The event took place in the Altice Arena. The contest was won by Netta from Israel with her song Toy.

This were all the songs in order of appearance:

01 Ukraine – MELOVIN – Under The Ladder
02 Spain – Amaia y Alfred – Tu Canción
03 Slovenia – Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne!
04 Lithuania – Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When We’re Old
05 Austria – Cesár Sampson – Nobody But You
06 Estonia – Elina Nechayeva – La Forza
07 Norway – Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song
08 Portugal – Cláudia Pascoal – O Jardim
09 United Kingdom – SuRie – Storm
10 Serbia – Sanja Ilić & Balkanika – Nova Deca
11 Germany – Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone
12 Albania – Eugent Bushpepa – Mall
13 France – Madame Monsieur – Mercy
14 Czech Republic – Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
15 Denmark – Rasmussen – Higher Ground
16 Australia – Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
17 Finland – Saara Aalto – Monsters
18 Bulgaria – EQUINOX – Bones
19 Moldova – DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
20 Sweden – Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
21 Hungary – AWS – Viszlát Nyár
22 Israel – Netta – TOY
23 The Netherlands – Waylon – Outlaw In ‘Em
24 Ireland – Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Together
25 Cyprus – Eleni Foureira – Fuego
26 Italy – Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro -Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente

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Interval Act: Branko & Sara Tavares / Dino D’Santiago / Mayra Andrade – Eurovision 2018

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Branko & Sara Tavares
“Ter Peito e Espaço (Branko remix feat. Plutónio)” Music & Lyrics: João Pires, Sara Tavares, Edu Mundo
Branko & Dino D’Santiago
“Nova Lisboa”
Music & Lyrics: Branko, PEDRO, Dino D`Santiago, Kalaf Epalanga
Branko & Mayra Andrade
“Reserva Pra Dois”
Music & Lyrics: Branko, Mayra Andrade, Kalaf Epalanga

Reactions in the green room during the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

The artists were visibly enjoying the atmosphere in the Altice Arena during the Grand Final. We went to the green room to capture their first reaction after their performances.

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360 Viana do Castelo – Madame Monsieur’s Postcard Eurovision 2018

Where MADAME MONSIEUR, from FRANCE, filmed their Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Postcard.
WHY HERE?
You can’t visit the north of Portugal without visiting Viana do Castelo. Viana is known for its culture, the architecture, the filigree gold work and for the stunning location, just by the sea.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Viana do Castelo is located 77km north of Porto. You’ll need around 50 minutes to get there by the A28 highway. Trains and buses are also available.
WHAT TO DO?
You are in the “Mecca of the Contemporary Architecture” of Portugal, so you can’t skip the Praça da Liberdade (designed by Fernando Távora), the City’s Library (by Siza Vieira, the same award-winning architect that designed the Pavilhao of Portugal in Parque das Naçoes), the Youth Hostel (by Carrilho da Graça) or the City’s Cultural Centre (designed by Souto Moura).
WHAT NOT TO MISS?
The stunning view from the Santa Luzia Hill, where the Basílica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is situated.
A bicycle ride along the coast of the river and a walk on one of the many marked trails.

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360 Lisboa – Equinox’s Postcard Eurovision 2018

Tram 28 is where EQUINOX, from BULGARIA, filmed their Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Postcard
WHY HERE?
Taking a yellow tram in Lisbon is always a nice experience. The 28 is a magical one.
HOW TO GET THERE?
You can catch the line 28 of Carris yellow tram all over Lisbon but if you go for the entire ride
catch it in Martim Moniz square, near Rossio.
WHAT TO DO?
Seat back, relax and admire the most emblematic monuments and buildings.
WHAT NOT TO MISS?
Don’t skip anything you want to see. Step off of the tram in any stop you want and just wait for the next one.

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360 Lisboa – Iriao’s Postcard Eurovision 2018

Chinese New Year Celebrations, where IRIAO, from GEORGIA, filmed their Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Postcard.
WHY HERE?
It’s in the heart of the Portuguese capital that the Chinese community celebrates in a unique way its New Year. A wonderful party in Martim Moniz Square with a parade in the Avenue Almirante Reis.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Most of European cities have direct flights to Lisbon. New York, Boston, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Caracas, Toronto and other major American cities also have flights to the Portuguese capital.
WHAT TO DO?
You’ve already missed the celebrations of the Chinese Year of the Dog, but Lisbon is a multicultural town where you can find restaurants, bars and music from Asia, Africa and South America. Typical food from around the world and great nights of dance are always a good choice.
WHAT NOT TO MISS?
Near Martim Moniz Square, you can visit Rossio Square where Lisbon’s National Theatre and Rossio’s railway station stand.

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360 Aveiro – Eugent Bushpepa’s Postcard Eurovision 2018

Where EUGENT BUSHPEPA, from ALBANIA, filmed his Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Postcard
WHY HERE?
Aveiro is known for its Ria (estuary), that crosses the city with a network of canals.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Less than one hour south of Porto Airport, along A1, Portugal’s main motorway. Buses and trains are also available.
WHAT TO DO?
Take a tour in the traditional moliceiro boats along the city canals and delight your eyes with Art Nouveau style buildings.
WHAT NOT TO MISS?
Ovos moles, a sweet made with eggs and sugar, typical of Aveiro.
Convento de Jesus.
Costa Nova, known for its striped “sheds”, in a near town called Ílhavo

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