Pedro Granger has been announced as the host of the Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Television presenter and former commentator at the Eurovision Song Contest, Pedro Granger has been revealed as the host of the Opening Ceremony for this years contest in Lisbon, Portugal. The reveal of Pedro Granger as the host came via fellow presenter of this years contest Sílvia Alberto, who posted on Instagram;
Meu @pedrogranger , o teu e o meu primeiro @eurovision Song Contest! Düsseldorf, 2011. Estas fotos são de uma de muitas noites no Euroclub. Lembras-te? Que ganas! 19 dias para a Welcome Reception que vais apresentar brilhantemente, não tenho dúvidas. Fico mesmo feliz por ti ♡ … My @pedrogranger, yours and my first @eurovision Song Contest! Düsseldorf, 2011. These pictures are from one of many nights at Euroclub. Remember? Willing to it! 19 days for the Welcome Reception that you will present brilliantly, I have no doubt. I’m really happy for you. # eurovision2018 #eurovision #eurovisionsongcontest
The Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be held at the MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia e no Museu da Electricidade. This years ceremony will not have a red carpet, but a blue carpet which ties in to the branding of this years contest.
A total of 43 countries will take part in the 2018 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. This includes Russia, as they return to the contest after a year break. The 43 participating countries are:
- Czech Republic
- FYR Macedonia
- The Netherlands
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
The official slogan for this year’s contest is “All Aboard!”, and was chosen to represent a celebration of Europe and music. The slogan was inspired by Lisbon’s longstanding history as an important global seaport and the importance of the ocean in Portugal’s history. The ocean has connected Portugal to the rest of the world for centuries, and this connectivity is intended to invite people from across the world to come together to celebrate music and Eurovision.
Source: ESC Portugal