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.