The Grand Final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest will take place on May 12th at the Altice Arena of Lisbon, Portugal. Forty-three artists will take to the stage over three nights to perform their contributions for the contest, fighting to become the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The second ten qualifiers have been revealed and now at the qualifiers press conference the half in which they perform will be drawn.
⭕ LIVE COVERAGE | Live blog is underway
11:35 CET – The stream has begun in the press center, the press conference will be underway shortly.
11:48 CET – The press conference now begins.
11:58 CET – All of the acts have now been presented.
00:01 CET – Beovizija will return next year and in the coming years as the Serbian selection process.
00:04 CET – Hungarian HoD calls the rest of the band up to the table, they felt hard done by as they only had one member on the band.
00:10 CET – We’re now talking to Sweden.
00:15 CET – Australia are now talking.
00:20 CET – Rybak avoids talking about the number of Eastern European countries that have been knocked out this week.
00:26 CET – We’re almost up to the last question, just the Netherlands left to be asked questions after Slovenia.
00:30 CET – Lea Sirk – I wrote the song in ten minutes and that’s why it sounds like that.
Running order half:
- Serbia – First half
- Moldova – Second half
- Hungary – Second half
- Ukraine – First half
- Sweden – Second half
- Australia – Second half
- Norway – First half
- Denmark – Second half
- Slovenia – First half
- The Netherlands – Second half
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