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The Allocation Draw for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
The Allocation Draw for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
Photo: Stijn Smulders

Wednesday Weekly (31/01/18): Things are hotting up!

A lot is happening in the world of Eurovision in this fourth week of January. The Semi-Final Allocation Draw took place in Lisbon and several countries selected their acts for Lisbon. What's next?

On Monday 29th of January, the Semi-Final Allocation Draw took place in this year's Host City Lisbon to determine which country will participate in which Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Click here to read more and re-watch the live broadcast here:

Results so far


Channel One Russia has confirmed that Yulia Samoylova will represent Russia in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Yulia has already started her preparations for Lisbon, her song will be released in the coming weeks.


Madame Monsieur has won the final of Destination Eurovision and will represent France in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with the song Mercy. Madame Monsieur beat seven other acts during the final which was broadcast live from Paris.

Czech Republic

Mikolas Josef has won the Czech selection for Eurovision with the song Lie To Me. More than 400 songs from various producers, performers and bands from all over the world were submitted for the national selection for Eurovision 2018.


Alfred and Amaia won the Eurovision selection, Operación Triunfo, and will represent the country with their love song Tu Canción.


The following acts qualified from the third heat of the Lithuanian national selection:

  • Greta Zazza - Broken Shadows
  • Agnė Michalenkovaitė - Going On
  • Gabrielius Vagelis - The Distant
  • Gerai Gera and Silvija Pankūnaitė - More Than You Know
  • Živilė Gedvilaitė - Melody
  • Vidas Bareikis - Pusvalanduko


The second heat of A Dal 2018 saw the following acts qualify for the semi-final:

  • Odett - Aranyhal
  • Yesyes - I Let You Run Away
  • SavituS - Lusta lány
  • Gergely Dánielfy - Azt mondtad
  • Gábor Heincz Biga - Good Vibez
  • AWS - Viszlát nyár

Gergely Dánielfy and AWS finished tied in first place. Yesyes, Gábor Heincz Biga and Odett advanced to the semi-finals with the jury votes and SativuS qualified with the help of the public vote. For more information visit the website of A Dal 2018.  


The following three songs were selected for the final in Romania:

  • Mihai - Heaven
  • Rafael & Andi - We Are One
  • Jukebox feat. Bella Santiago - Auzi Cum Bate

What's coming up this weekend?


In Malta sixteen participants will battle it out in the final of Maltese selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The hopeful acts are: 

  • Aidan - Dai Laga 
  • Avenue Aky - We Can Run 
  • Brook Borg - Heart Of Gold
  • Christabelle Borg - Taboo 
  • Danica Muscat - One Step At A Time 
  • Deborah C - Turn It Up 
  • Eleanor Cassar - Back to Life 
  • Jasmine Abela - Supernovas
  • Lawrence Gray - Love Renegade 
  • Matthew Anthony - Call 2morrow
  • Mikhail Attard and Cherylis Camilleri - Breaking Point
  • Miriana - Conte Rocket
  • Petra - Evolution
  • Rhiannon Micallef - Beyond Blue Horizons 
  • Richard & Joe Micallef - Song For Dad
  • Tiziana Calleja - First Time

In addition Armenia, Sweden and Latvia will have their heats for Eurovision 2018. Six more acts will qualify in the fourth heat of the Lithuanian national selection and in Hungary, the third and final heat will take place to see decide which act will go through to the semi-final.


In Switzerland, the national final for Eurovision 2018 will take place. Six acts will compete for the ticket to Lisbon. The winner will be decided by a 50/50 combination of public televotes and votes from an international jury.

The third semi-final of the Romanian national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Selecția Națională, will take place in the city of Craiova.


Italy will host the first night of the 68th annual Sanremo Music Festival. The eventual winner of the competition will be offered the opportunity to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Wednesday Weekly is your weekly guide to the national selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.