Today there has been an official press conference held in Lisbon by the official broadcaster RTP and the EBU with the announcement that Lisbon is going to be the ESC city 2018. No other city in Portugal offers such a big arena with a capacity of over 20.000 people in the discussion were also Braga, Gondomar, Guimares and Santa Maria de Feira. The former EXPO area in Lisbon perfectly matches the needs of this big festival.
It’s always interesting to have a look at the details of the voting. Nowadays as we have the full results by juries and televoters. This means that we can see which countries have profited from the juries or the televoters and which countries did not. In the attachment you will also find the complete scoreboards where you can allocate which jury or televoters by a country gave their points to.
The Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has arrived in his home country. This afternoon he landed at the Lisbon airport together with his sister Luisa. The airport was filled with a lot of enthusiastic journalists and fans to welcome the new hero from Portugal. Salvador was accompanied by an armada of policemen to guide him to the car.
Right after the Grand Final the full results are available for everybody. Here you can en detail who has given which country how many points, it’s even divided up for each jury member of all the juries. There are some interesting insights to note.
After the fulminant victory of Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest, the planning will be ongoing from today. And Lisbon seems to be the perfect city with the facilities a huge contest needs. The former EXPO area close to the sea has the MEO arena which can host up to 20.000 people.
The exciting night of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest has come to an end. And it ended with a big sensation, Portugal has won the ESC for the very first time! Congratulations! A country which has so often been found on the bottom of the of the scoreboard has shown off tonight, in the 49 years of Portugal in the ESC history a historic victory was overdue for a long time. There is the record number of 758 votes. Thanks to the charismatic singer Salvador Sobral. With is dignity and pure voice and the beautiful melody. Portugal has been the winner of the juries as well as the televoters all over the world.
The time we have all been waiting for has come. Tonight the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kiev, Ukraine. There are 26 countries in the Grand Final, while 16 countries did not make and dropped out. We will witnesses of a great music variety of all music genres, there is pop, schlager, rock, electro and ethnic music, which can only be seen in the Eurovision Song Contest in this combination. Even more there are many different languages used this year, there will be English, French, Belarussian, Hungarian, Portuguese and Italian.
There are very exciting changes in the odds by the bookmakers lately. From the beginning Italy has been seen as the clear winner by far. Now at the day of the ESC the dark horse Portugal has overtaken Italy! When looking at the table it is important to know that there is no ranking, it’s about the chance of winning. The more people think that Italy is going to win the less money they would get for at the end if it wins. So it’s cleverer to put your money on outsiders and so it’s logical that other countries get stronger.