Portugal is hosting the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest following Salvador Sobral’s victory in Kyiv in 2017, scoring a record high 758 points performing Amar Pelos Dois, a song written by his sister Luísa. This is the first time ever that competition will be held in Portugal and 2018 will also be Portugal’s 50th appearance in the Contest.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Parque das Nações, a neighbourhood in the east of Lisbon. The Semi-Finals will take place on Tuesday 8th May and Thursday 10th May with the Grand Final on Saturday 12th May.
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: "We are very pleased to announce that RTP will be hosting the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. The City has presented an exemplary proposal, and we look forward to working together to make Portugal’s first ever Eurovision the most exciting one yet. We would like to congratulate RTP on their professional and detailed assessments of all the bids."