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Portugal: Susana Travassos “It is a light and sweet song”

Portugal continue their search for a host nation entry for Lisbon tonight with the second semi-final of the long-term IMG selection Festival da Cançao. Tonight sees Susana Travassos participating, so we took the opportunity to talk to her about her song and the moving background behind the coming-together process of composer and performer… Hi Susana! How are you? Can you …

Portugal kick off their search for a host entry!

Tonight was a big night in the Eurovision calendar for one country in particular, with the prestigious Festival da Cancao returning to Portuguese TV screens this Sunday. The difference this time? Portugal have begun the search for their first ever Eurovision entry on home soil! As one could imagine, many of tonight’s entries were of an understated nature following Salvador …

Lisbon: This is the allocation draw

One of the most important events for each Eurovision season is the allocation draw, in which the participating countries find out which semi-final they will take part in in Lisbon! It was held earlier today and it brought some interesting results! The event started with the traditional symbolic exchange of the host city key (known as the insignia). Started way …

Portugal: Who will succeed Salvador Sobral?

The pressure is on, since RTP, host broadcaster of this years Eurovision Song Contest, has just recently revealed who will take part in the Portuguese national final, Festival da Canção! Festival da Canção 2018 will consist of 2 semi-finals and 1 grand final, with the winner getting the honor of representing Portugal on home soil. After months of waiting, the …

Eurovision 2018: Start planning – venues and info revealed!

Heading over to Lisbon in May but not sure what RTP has in store for #YOU? Want to work out where to party the night away or where the special blue carpet ceremony will be taking place? Fear not – all has now been revealed by the Portuguese national broadcaster! The channel has confirmed that this year’s Euroclub will be …

Podcast: The hosts, Czech Republic and France’s Destination Eurovision

In today’s ESC United Know-it-Alls podcast, Matt, Zach and Efe discuss several topics including the hosts, the six songs in the Czech’s National Final as well as Frances Destination Eurovision. Also, the Czech Republic finally has another National Final where six songs are fighting for the privilege to represent their country in Lisbon. The panel goes through each song and …

Let The Public Decide… Or Not?

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. The trees are up, you’ve heard the same old songs one hundred times already and you’ve not even got to open THIS year’s pair of socks from some almost-forgotten aunt, yet the 2018 …

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