Prior to the concert some 200 journalists from all over Europe will meet the contestants for an official welcome and interviews. All participating acts will be welcomed in Amsterdam by Mark Harbers, the Dutch Secretary of Justice & Security, and Jon Ola Sand, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union.
The 32 confirmed contestants for Eurovision in Concert 2018 are:
While last year's event hosted 34 contestants, two more than this year, the 10th edition of Eurovision in Concert will take place at AFAS Live for the occasion. The venue, which is significantly bigger than the event's usual home, also hosted the 10th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2012.
Speaking of last year — we were there!
This year’s concert will be hosted by Dutch Eurovision commentator Cornald Maas and Dutch singer Edsilia Rombley, who represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest both in 1998 and 2007. Following the Eurovision in Concert tradition, Edsilia will treat the audience to her Eurovision entries Hemel en Aarde and On Top Of The World as well.
Eurovision in Concert will not only see 32 of this year's contestants, but also invited a few special guest for the anniversary edition. Sandra Kim, the only Belgian Eurovision winner up to date, will perform her song and support act of the show are Maxine & Franklin Brown, the 1996 Dutch representatives.
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Eurovision in Concert will take place on the 14th of April. Eurovision.tv will be there to bring you exclusive content from behind the scenes.