2018 has finally arrived, and the next Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner. In almost 4 months from now, Portugal will be welcoming the world in the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest, at the Altice Arena in Lisbon.

Portugal hosts the show for the first time, as the country won the last Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 with the song “Amar pelos dois”, written by Luísa Sobral and performed by Salvador Sobral, which also happen to be her brother.

When is Eurovision 2018?

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018, is expected to open it’s doors on Tuesday, May 8 2018. It’s entry will be selected through a national final, the Festival da Canção. Just about 4 days after it’s start, the show will come to it’s end, on Saturday May 12.

Portugal’s Background

Portugal entered the show in 1964, and Prior to the 2018 Contest, Portugal had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest about forty-nine times since then.

Since semi-finals were introduced into the contest in 2004, Portugal has failed to reach the final eight times. Portugal held the record for the most appearances in the contest without a win until 2017 when they won in Kiev, Ukraine, with Salvador Sobral’s entry, “Amar pelos dois”.

Kristian Kostov started his musical journey at the age of 6. He took part in many competitions after he was 11 years old, but the first big boost for Kristian’s career was his 2014 appearance on Russia’s The Voice Kids.
Kristian represented Bulgaria at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with the song Beautiful Mess. He participated in the second Semi-Final, finishing in first place before going on to finish second in the Grand Final, Bulgaria’s top participation in the show.