The 63rd edition of Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will take place in Portugal's capital city, Lisbon. Lisbon was announced as Host City in July 2017 following a competitive city bid process. The Lisbon Arena, located at the capital city's seashore, will host the contest, which takes place on Portuguese soil for the first time ever. The right to host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest came after Salvador Sobral won the 2017 edition in Kyiv with his song Amar Pelos Dois.
Initially, 42 countries were announced to compete in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Shortly after the announcement, FYR Macedonia was added to the list of participants, bringing the total number of acts to 43. Traditionally, six countries are automatically pre-qualified for the Grand Final. The so-called 'Big Five' countries are: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the host country, Portugal. The remaining countries will take part in one of the two Semi-Finals. From each Semi-Final, the best ten will proceed to the Grand Final. This brings the total number of Grand Final participants to 26. The three shows of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest (two Semi-Finals and a Grand Final) will come to you live from Lisbon's Altice Arena and will be hosted by FOUR female presenters: Filomena Cautela, Silvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah and Catarina Furtado.
The Eurovision dates are following: First Semi-Final: Tuesday, 8 May, 2018, 22:00, Second Semi-Final: Thursday, 10 May, 2018, 22:00, Grand Final: Saturday, 12 May, 2018, 22:00.
Greece will be represented at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest by Yianna Terzi with the song 'Oniro Mou'(My Dream), which Yianna co-produced with Aris Kalimeris, Dimitris Stamatiou and Michalis Papathanassiou! You can check out the recap of all 43 entries in the following video or in the official website of Eurovision: https://eurovision.tv/
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