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Cyprus: Eleni Foureira “When I’m not on stage I’m a typical girl, walking my dog”

Earlier today we got the privilege to speak to Eleni Foureira, the popular representative from Cyprus this year as she made a visit to the press centre on a sunny Portuguese afternoon. She sat down with Fernando to have an animated chat and discuss the song’s inspiration, her experiences in life and what she is like away from the cameras …

Germany: Michael Schulte “To sit on the couch hoping for points will be a very exciting moment”

Last week, our Danish correspondent Christian was in London for the Eurovision Party held annually at the Café de Paris, where he got the chance to sit down with Germany’s Michael Schulte ahead of his travels to Lisbon. Christian and Michael spoke about the anticipation to be in the Eurovision experience first-hand, the change of direction from Germany and whether …

Montenegro: Vanja Radovanović “We have to put a little bit of our musical heritage in our song”

On Thursday the stars of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest descended on to the British capital of London to meet the press and fans and perform, and the London Eurovision Party was so far the largest gathering of this year’s acts. As a result it gave us at ESC United a great chance to speak to the artists and gauge …

Poland: Monika Urlik we can fight for ourselves, for more positive changes, growth and self protection.

In advance of Poland’s national final this evening, we had a chat with Monika Urlik, who’s vying to represent Poland with her song “Momentum.” You can read what she had to say about her life, career, and entry below! Your song that you will be presenting for the national final in Poland  is “Momentum” . What can you tell us …

Poland: Marta “It still seems a bit unreal”

Photo credits: Maciej Nowak/Universal Music Poland In preparation for tonight’s final, we’re catching up with some of the participants of Krajowe Eliminacje 2018. First up, it’s Marta!  First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you tell us about yourself?  Thanks for talking to me! I’m great; very excited …

Poland: Gromee “No one expected it!”

Poland will become one of the latest countries to decide their Eurovision entry for 2018 tonight as the annual Krajowe Eliminacje takes place. Ten acts will be taking part tonight, with one of the most hyped performances of the evening coming from Gromee and Lukas Meijer, who have already achieved success with “Without You” earlier this year, amassing over 8.5 …

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 …

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 …

Latvia: Edgars Kreilis “I can’t wait to see how it will work out for me this year”

Latvia decide their Eurovision entry for Lisbon through Supernova tonight, and one of the big favourites for the competition is Edgars Kreilis, who previously took part in last year’s competition. So what has changed for the hockey-mad singer in the past year? We spoke to him about his business endeavours, his personal song and how last year helped him as …

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