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Portugal: Salvador continues Excuse Me tour tonight!

It’s been a whirlwind week for Salvador Sobral, the modest performer who stormed last weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest. Since his triumph many have compared him to being a national hero and he was heralded back to Lisbon by thousands of thankful Portuguese fans at the airport. Now that the dust has settled on the contest and we continue to pick …

Portugal: RTP confirms Lisbon as 2018 host city

Fans of the contest who were around for the bidding process for the 2017 contest, which eventually went to Kyiv, noted that it was a long, drawn-out process, with the host city itself only confirmed in October 2016. Many fans took to social media to complain about the lengthy process leading up to Ukraine’s Eurovision. This year, things couldn’t be …

Alexander Rybak Covers Amar Pelos Dois

The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner has provided us with a surprise today. He has covered the 2017 Eurovision winner “Amar Pelos Dois”, and rewritten the lyrics in English. Rybak pays tribute to the first ever Portuguese winner, Salvador Sobral and his sister Louisa who wrote the song. Alexander Rybak won the Eurovision song contest for Norway in 2009 with …

Portugal wins the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest: Will present its 50th entry on home soil

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) We have a winner! After months of fan speculation and a close hype race leading up to tonight’s contest, the votes are in and Portugal has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! Portugal’s Salvador Sobral stunned the audience and viewing public with his touching rendition of “Amar pelos dois” to become Portugal’s first ever Eurovision champion …

Portugal overtake Italy in betting odds

A massive shift in power over the course of the final rehearsals has seen Portugal become the new favourite to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, after Italy dropped to second place. Italy had previously been the overwhelming favourite since the song was confirmed as the Italian entry back in February. Salvador Sobral’s simplistic yet touching performances of “Amar pelos …

TONIGHT: Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 1

Panic stations everyone – it’s finally that time of the year! Tonight is officially the first live show of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 live from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine! 18 countries will perform live on television across Europe and worldwide in the hopes to secure one of ten golden tickets for Saturday’s grand final, and we …

Poll: Who will qualify from Semi-Final 1?

We’ve seen and heard the rehearsals for all countries in the first semi-final, teaser clips have been released and full videos of the performances are now available. So it’s the perfect time to ask the all-important question – which songs will qualify from the first semi-final? We’ve created a poll with all 18 participants in the semi-final and you can …

Portugal was your favourite from day one!

#YOU voted in your droves in yesterday’s first impressions poll, and a surprise winner has emerged – Portugal was the most promising rehearsal from yesterday (even without Salvador Sobral!) Luísa’s rendition and the unique staging of the entry earned her the top spot on the first day, with Finland’s Norma John in second and Azerbaijan’s Dihaj in third. The poll for …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 1

So the first day of rehearsals from Kyiv have concluded and this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has already surprised, excited and shocked us in equal measure. With only nine songs performed today, we’ve already had horse men on ladders, wild hair twirling, spinning platforms and some long, long, long notes and big vocals. Of course, for those of you not …

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