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Italy: Luisa Sobral turns down invitation to enter San Remo

Luisa Sobral, the composer of the entry “Amar pelos dois” which brought Portugal their first ever Eurovision victory in 2017 with her brother Salvador, has revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Portuguese online newspaper Observador that she was invited to perform in this year’s edition of the San Remo festival but turned down the chance. The jazz singer-songwriter and composer …

RTP loses 4 Million Euros From Hosting Eurovision

As reported by ESC Portugal, the Portuguese broadcaster RTP spent 20 million Euros on the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Unfortunately that is more than they received back in revenue, which runs at 16 million Euros, therefore ending up with a loss of four million euros. Unrelated to Eurovision, the broadcaster also reportedly lost a significant amount of money during the World …

Lisbon LIVE – Portugal, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy & France reviews (Day 6)

Yesterday’s last two sessions were exciting ones for the Eurovision community as it was the first chance we had to see the performances from this year’s pre-qualified finalists; our host nation Portugal and the Big 5 countries of United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy and France. Did #YOU miss their rehearsals? Make sure to check out our live stream archives and …

Lisbon 2018: Updates as the stage nears completion

It’s a very exciting moment in the Eurovision sphere of influence, as the dust settles on the pre-parties of Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Moscow and Riga and the calm fortnight before the storm stretches out in front of us. How could we possible keep ourselves entertained in this time? Well, we can start to imagine what the contest will …

Eurovision 2018: The stage begins to take shape!

While the starts of this year’s contest have been making themselves known across the continent, and with the majority assembling in Amsterdam, the production crew of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been hard at work in the Altice Arena in Lisbon! Ola Melzig, a familiar name to many as the lead co-ordinator of the annual efforts to put together …

Portugal: Cláudia Pascoal Will Sing The Host Entry

After a multi-week process, the Portuguese national selection, Festival da Cançao has concluded, and Cláudia Pascoal will be representing Portugal on home soil this May with her song “O jardim!” The full lineup of songs performed was: Rui David – Sem medo Susana Travassos – A mensageira Peter Serrado – Sunset Joana Espadinha – Zero a zero Lili – O vôo …

Portugal: Diogo Piçarra withdraws from selection

Some breaking news to bring to #YOU from Portugal – the hot favourite to represent Portugal in Lisbon, Diogo Piçarra, has withdrawn from Festival da Canção. The singer had been embroiled in a scandal involving his entry “Canção do fim” which had been noted to feature heavy similarities to another Portuguese song, “Abre os meus olhos”. The singer, who is …

Portugal: We have our finalists!

Portugal held the second semi-final of Festival da Cançao this evening, as the Iberian nation continued its search for another hidden gem for their contest in Lisbon. With another 13 acts taking to the stage it was through another combination of televoting and jury voting that we have our finalists for next week! Tonight’s thirteen performances were; Maria Inês Paris …

Portugal: David Pessoa “It talks about human relationships and I think people will relate to it”

In advance of the second semifinal of Festival da Canção this evening, we spoke with David Pessoa about his entry, “Amor veloz.” Check out what he had to say about his life and his entry below! First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you tell us about …

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