8, 10 & 12 May 2018
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Osram
Lisbon 2018

Lisbon 2018

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. It's the first time Portugal hosts the competition. The right to host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest came after Salvador Sobral won the 2017 edition in Kyiv with his song Amar Pelos Dois.

Initially, 42 countries were announced to compete in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Shortly after the announcement, FYR Macedonia was added to the list of participants, bringing the total number of acts to 43. Lisbon was announced as Host City in July 2017 following a competitive city bid process. The Lisbon Arena, located at the capital city's seashore, will host the contest, which takes place on Portuguese soil for the first time ever.
Check out the recap of all 43 entries!
Download or stream this year's songs via your favourite platform.

The show

First Semi-Final
Tuesday, 8 May, 2018, 19:00
Second Semi-Final
Thursday, 10 May, 2018, 19:00
Grand Final
Saturday, 12 May, 2018, 19:00
Location
Lisbon Arena, Lisbon, Portugal
Host broadcaster
RTP
Presented by
Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah & Catarina Furtado
EBU Supervisor
Jon Ola Sand

The contest

Number of participants
43
Official Lighting Partner
Osram
Official Partner
The Native
Official Partner
Turismo de Portugal
Official Partner
Super Bock
Official Airline
Vueling Airlines
Eurovision, operated by EBU
© European Broadcasting Union 2002-2018.All rights reserved. Website by Scrn.
Official Lighting Partner
Osram
Official Partner
The Native
Official Partner
Turismo de Portugal
Official Partner
Super Bock
Official Airline
Vueling Airlines
Eurovision, operated by EBU
© European Broadcasting Union 2002-2018.All rights reserved. Website by Scrn.
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