Wednesday Weekly (31/01/18): Things are hotting up!
What national selections for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest are coming up in the next week?
Posted 31 January, 2018, 11:21
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.
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:
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.