It’s official: Since FYR Macedonia dropped out and Russia officially announced their participation, for the third year in a row, the ESC will have 42 countries at the finals. For the first time, those countries will perform in Lisbon.
After Salvador Sobral stole our hearts earlier this year, it was announced that the 63rd ESC would be enjoyed in Lisbon in March of 2018. Portugal participated in the song contest 48 times before their first win, but despite their varied ranking throughout the years, many fans had their fingers crossed for Sobral from the very beginning of this year’s edition. And to align with Lisbon’s beachy vibes, the slogan and logo for next year are ocean themed and invite everyone to celebrate the values of Eurovision together:
Many of the artists for next year’s line up have yet to be announced, but we know that Laura Groeseneken, or SENNEK, will represent Belgium and just announced, Finnish X Factor contestant Saara Aalto skipped the fan voting and was picked as their representative. We also know that soul singer AISEN was picked to represent Azerbaijan.
The deadlines to choose an artist are fast approaching, so we’ll undoubtedly be hearing more news about who’ll be joining us in Lisbon soon enough!
Who would you like to see next year at the ESC?
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