EQUINOX is five members group especially formed for Eurovision Song Contest that will represent Bulgaria in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Bones”. The song was produced by Symphonics International, Borislav Milanov, Trey Campbell, Joacim Persson and Dag Lundberg, who were responsible for Bulgaria's recent success in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Zhana became known as she was the winner of the second season of Bulgaria’s version of the X Factor in 2013. She has become one of the most successful and controversial Bulgarian female artists in recent years with hits like Samuray, Nevazmozhni sme sami, and Dokrai.
Vladdi is a Bulgarian singer, songwriter and actor and the front man of the popular Bulgarian groups Safo and Sleng. He is already member of the Eurovision Family, he was a backing vocalist for Kristian Kostov in Kyiv. As an actor, he has played in two of Bulgaria’s biggest movies of 2017 – Benzin, Heights and Nokaut.
JJ is a singer, songwriter and vocal producer. He debuted in the music industry was as a member of the popular Bulgarian boy band 032. He began his solo career in 2013 and released the songs Po-Dobre, Che Razbrah and Dilar Na Lubov. JJ teaches pop, soul and RnB singing and has masterclasses in Sofia and Plovdiv. He worked as vocal producer for the albums of one of Bulgaria’s biggest music artists.
Johnny Manuel is from Flint, Michigan, USA. He has been performing since his childhood, even touring with NSYNC at the age of 14. In 2017 he reached the Semi-Finals of America's Got Talent. He has released two singles, Come Alive and Blind Faith and is currently working on his debut album with Symphonics International.
The Last national final for this year’s participant countries was Lithuania’s, who decided that Ieva Zasimauskaitė will go to the Lisbon with the song “When We're Old”. After a long process the final was formed with six acts:
Ieva Zasimauskaitė - When We're Old
Jurgis Brūzga - 4Love
Kotryna Juodzevičiūtė - That Girl
Monika Marija - The Truth
Paula - 1 2 3
The Roop - Yes, I Do
Lithuania will compete during the first half of the First Semi-Final at 8 May.
The final of Melodifestivalen 2018 was held to mark the next Swedish representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. The big winner of the evening was Benjamin Ingrosso with the song Dance You Off.
The 12 songs that were presented were:
Mendez – Everyday
Renaida – All The Feels
Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby
John Lundvik – My Turn
Jessica Andersson – Party Voice
LIAMOO – Last Breath
Samir & Viktor – Shuffla
Mariette – For You
FELIX SANDMAN – Every Single Day
Margaret – In My Cabana
Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
Rolandz – Fuldans
The 12 songs were voted by the 11 juries:
114 points – Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off 94 points – Felix Sandman – Every Single Day 66 points – John Lundvik – My Turn 64 points – Mariette – For You 62 points – Margaret – In My Cabana 54 points – Samir & Viktor – Shuffla 52 points – LIAMOO – Last Breath 43 points – Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby 33 points – Jessica Andersson – Party Voice 30 points – Renaida – All The Feels 24 points – Rolandz – Fuldans 2 points – Mendez – Everyday
the votes of televoting that formed the final result:
181 points – Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off 158 points – Felix Sandman – Every Single Day 128 points – John Lundvik – My Turn 114 points – Samir & Viktor – Shuffla 113 points – Mariette For you 105 points – LIAMOO – Last Breath 103 points – Margaret – In my Cabana 84 points – Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby 81 points – Reinaia – All the Feels 75 points – Rolandz – Fuldans 70 points – Jessica Andersson – Party Voice 64 points – Mendez – Everyday
Minutes before Norway's national selection was finishes, the winner of the show Melodi Grand Prix 2018 will be the representative of the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. In the first round, all contestants interpreted their songs and were voted by the audience and an international jury consisted by 10 countries. The songs were as follows:
Stella & Alexandra - You Got Me
Aleksander Walmann - Talk to the Hand
Ida Maria – Scandilove
Nicoline - Light Me Up
Tom Hugo - I Like I Like I Like
Charla K - Stop the Music
Alejandro Fuentes - Tengo Otra
Vidar Villa - Moren din
Rebecca - Who We Are
Alexander Rybak - That's How You Write a Song
In the second round, the four main entries were voted by the audience, with Alexander Rybak being the winner of Melodi Grand Prix 2018. Alexander Rybak is the winner of Eurovision 2009 with the song Fairytale, defeating all of the records of his time, he was conquering the top with 387 points. Norway also won at 1985 and 1995. This year Norway competes in the first half of the second semi-final on May 10th.
Croatia goes Crazy with Franka, this year’s participant at the 63 rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon will compete during the second half of the first semi-final with the song “Crazy”. “I would like to thank the Croatian Radio Television for their invitation and confidence. My team and me are aware of the responsibilities this experience needs and brings, but we are ready for the challenge and we will do our very best to represent Croatia in the best possible way in Portugal”, the artist affirmed. Crazy is composed by Branimir Mihaljević, produced by Branimir Mihaljevic & Denis Mevlja, and the lyrics are from Franka Batelić.
After a long waiting today was finaly released the song that will represent Belgium at the 63 rd edition of the Eurovision Song contest in Lisbon. The song of Snnek called “A Matter Of Time” and it was written by Sennek with Alex Callier of Hooverphonic and producer Maxime Tribeche. A Matter Of Time is an evocative song with melancholic tone and a strong story. "The song describes the way you can find beauty in transience, how you can see the beauty in something precious that gets broken", explains Sennek. The message she wants to convey with her song is that adversity and bad experiences can become opportunities for people to grow and to see that great beauty can be found even in little things. A Matter of Time was produced by Paris-based producer Maxime Tribeche. It was recorded at ICP Studio in Elsene, Belgium. Sennek said: "What an amazing feeling to be doing this with my own song. It’s been a fantastic experience to be able to collaborate with Alex and Maxime, two very talented artists. To get to share ideas and opinions until we finally managed to come up with a composition that everyone is proud of. The song fits me like a glove: the melancholy feeling, the vocals, the contrast between dark and light... And I think a song’s message is so important for its potential to reach people."
After two semi-finals 14 songs qualified for the Grand Final of Festival da Canção 2018.
Maria Inês Paris - Bandeira azul 10th
Susana Travassos - A mensageira 10th
David Pessoa - Amor veloz 14th
Cláudia Pascoal - O jardim (Winner)
Minnie & Rhayra - Patati patata 13th
Lili - O vôo das cegonhas 8th
Peter Serrado - Sunset 10th
Peu Madureira - Só por ela 3rd
Janeiro - (sem título) 4th
Catarina Miranda - Para sorrir não preciso de nada 2nd
Anabela - Pra Te Dar Abrigo 6th
Joana Barra Vaz - Anda estragar-me os planos 6th
Joana Espadinha - Zero a zero 9th
Rui David - Sem medo 5th
The winner was Cláudia Pascoal with the song O jardim. The result was a combination of jury and public votes. The song is written by Isaura and recalls the author's grandmother. Isaura accompanies Claudia Pascoal on stage.
The Grand Final of Iceland for Eurovision 2018 was completed, highlighting as a great winner Ari Ólafsson with the csong "Our Choice".Six participations claimed the ticket for Lisbon.The six candidates was:
Fókus hópurinn – Battleline
Áttan – Sonja Rut Valdin & Egill Ploder Ottósson – Here for you
Ari Ólafsson – Our Choice
Heimilistónar – Kúst og fæjó
Aron Hannes – Gold Digger
Dagur Sigurðsson – Í stormi
The jury was composed by:
Hulda G. Geirsdóttir
Emmelie de Forest
The two entries that managed to score the most and qualify for the final round were "Our choice" and "Í stormi". The television audience decided to send Ari Ólafsson to Lisbon and the song "Our Choice" The country competed in the first half of the First Semi-Final on May 8, 2018.
For this year's Eurovision song contest in San Marino, 11 artists competed to be the country's representative. The result was judged by 50% by the online audience and 50% by the jury. The 11 candidates were:
Basti - Stay
Camilla North - Yo no soy tu chica
Emma Sandström - Diamonds
Franklin Calleja – Stay
Giovanni Montalbano - Per quello che mi dai
IROL feat. Basti - Sorry
Jenifer Brening - Until the Morning Light
Jessika feat. Jenifer Brening - Who We Are
Judah Gavra - Stay
Sara de Blue - Out of the Twilight
Tinashe Makura - Free Yourself
The jury was composed of: Zoë Straub (Austria 2016), Alessandro Capicchioni, Ladislav Kossár and John Kennedy O'Connor. The winners of the night were Jessica feat. Jenifer Brening with the song Who We Are.
It was just completed in Tallinn, Estonia, the Grand Final for the artist who will represent the country in this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Winner of the enchanting night was soprano Elina Nechayeva, who is the 24th Estonian entry with the song La Forza. The song is in the Italian language and is a creation of Mihkel Mattisen, Timo Vendt, Ksenia Kuchukova and Elina Nechayeva. Ten were the songs that claimed the ticket to Lisbon, three of which went to the "super final" after the vote of the jury and the television audience. The winner was voted by the public. The three songs of the super final were:
Stig Rästa – Home
Elina Nechayeva – La forza
Vajé – Laura (Walk With Me)
Estonia will compete in the first half of the first semifinals on May 8th.
The Finnish national final have just finished, the winning song that will represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest with direct assignment to Saara Aalto was finally chosen and it's the song Monsters. The songs that competed tonight were voted by an international jury consisting of the United Kingdom, Iceland, France, Estonia, Italy, Switzerland, Norway and Portugal and the television audience. The songs were as follows:
Monsters ( 12+12 )
Domino ( 10+10 )
Queens ( 8+8 )
Saara Aalto will claim Finland's qualification in the big final on May 12th in the second half of the first semifinals on May 8th.
Moments ago Romania's great finale "Selecția Națională" has finished, we are now aware that Romania's representatives for the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest are The Humans with the song Goodbye. The final result of televoting (100%) has put them in the first place so we will have the pleasure of enjoying them on the Eurovision stage in Lisbon during the first half of the second semifinals on May 10th.
15 songs claimed the ticket to Lisbon
Rafael & Friends– We are one
TIRI– Deșert de sentimente
Claudia Andas– The one
Dora Găitanovici– Fără tine
Eduard Santha– Me som romales
VYROS– La la la
Feli– Royalty (Bună de iubit)
Teodora Dinu– Fly
M I H A I – Heaven
Jukebox feat. Bella Santiago– Auzi cum bate
Alexia & Matei– Walking on water
Erminio Sinni & Tiziana Camelin– All the love away
Today was the National Final of Armenia, the show 'Depi Evratesil' highlighted Sevak Khanagyan as the grand winner of the night with the song 'Qami' which is written by Sevak Khanagyan, Anna Danielyan and Viktorya Maloyan. Ten songs was competed to the National Final for the hope to represent their country at the 63 rd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sevak Khanagyan - Qami
Gevorg Harutyunyan - Stand Up
Lusine Mardanyan - If You Don't Walk Me Home
Kamil Show - Puerto Rico
Amaliya Margaryan - Waiting For The Sun
Nemra - I'm A Liar
Mariam Petrosyan - Fade
Mger Armenia - Forever
Robert Koloyan - Get Away With Us
Asmik Shiroyan - You And I
Armenia will compete at the second half of the First Semi-Final at 8 th of May.
It just finished the Grand Final of Latvian where Laura Rizzotto won the song Funny Girl! The results of the poll made the winner clear with the song Funny Girl which won 33.93%! Second place was taken by Sudden Lights with Just Fine 23.21% and MADARA with Esamība gained the third place with 16.07%. Latvia will compete in the second half of the second semifinals on May 10th.