ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon

Follow all the latest from rehearsals in Lisbon, Portugal and keep up to date with the breaking news with us at ESCXTRA: Live from Lisbon!

We will be providing a live stream throughout each and every day of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 as well as reports from every rehearsal that takes place over the two weeks. Furthermore, there will be Facebook Live videos from the Altice Arena and snapshots of Eurovision life from around the city on Twitter and Instagram.

FOLLOW LIVE: Eurovision Song Contest 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] You can follow tonight’s Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 via our live stream and the Twitter feeds below! The show begins at 21:00 CET. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row thb_full_width=”true” row_padding=”true” column_padding=”false” full_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1515873965519{margin-bottom: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ fixed=”true”][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Tweets by escxtra [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] #eurovision Tweets [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

FOLLOW LIVE: Family Show – Grand Final

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can follow what everyone’s saying about today’s Family Show for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 via our live stream and the Twitter feeds below! The rehearsal begins at 14:00 CET.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row thb_full_width=”true” row_padding=”true” column_padding=”false” full_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1515873965519{margin-bottom: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ fixed=”true”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Tweets by escxtra [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] #eurovision Tweets [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Get your Grand Final scorecard here!

With just over 24 hours to go until the grand final, get prepared for the show by downloading our scorecard which puts you in the jurors seat and allows you to score each entry as they are performed. Our team in Lisbon will be using the scorecard during the jury show and grand final itself. You can follow the action by viewing our live stream here.

Second semi qualifiers draw their Grand Final halves

At the press conference of the second semifinal qualifiers, the lucky ten have drawn their halves for the Grand Final of the Eurovision. Six ballots for the second half were left, meaning the other four would draw the first half. The first half After what felt like an overwhelming first half drawing on Sunday and Tuesday, there were just four slots left in the first half. Many of the songs drawn there up until now were ballads. It’ll be interesting to see who the EBU choose as Grand Final opener after the following four acts drew a first half ballot:  Serbia: Sanja Ilic & Balkanika – Nova Deca  Ukraine: Mélovin – Under The Ladder  Norway: Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song  Slovenia: Lea Sirk – Hvala, Ne The second half The two top favourites for Eurovision victory were already in this second half. Both Cyprus and Israel managed to pick the second half. Six others joined them tonight. Those six are:  Moldova: DoReDoS – My Lucky Day  Hungary: AWS – Viszlát Nyár  Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off  Australia: Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love  Denmark: Rasmussen – Higher Ground  The Netherlands: Waylon – Outlaw In …

Here are the qualifiers from the second semi of Eurovision 2018!

The line-up for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest is complete. The second semifinal has ended and ten more acts have made it through to the final. The qualifiers In general, the second semi was thought of as the weaker semi of the two. All eighteen contestants gave it their all tonight to make sure they would impress Europe (and Australia) during tonight’s shows. Despite a few bum notes here and there, most of tonight’s acts did quite well. At the end of the evening, the following ten qualified: Serbia Moldova Hungary Ukraine Sweden Australia Norway Denmark Slovenia The Netherlands The shock was felt in the arena once both Serbia and Slovenia had made it through. The Netherlands were once again left as one of the final envelopes. The relief was visible on Waylon’s face before his country was called out. These qualifiers mean we also say goodbye to eight countries. Both Romania and Russia have lost their 100% qualification record. Poland, who have qualified on every occasion since their return in 2014, also miss out. Also missing out are Montenegro, Latvia, San Marino, Malta and Georgia. Drawing halves The draw of the halves will take place later …

FOLLOW LIVE: Eurovision Song Contest 2018 – Semi-Final 2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] You can follow what everyone’s saying about today’s second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 via our live stream and the Twitter feeds below! The show begins at 21:00 CET. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row thb_full_width=”true” row_padding=”true” column_padding=”false” full_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1515873965519{margin-bottom: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ fixed=”true”][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Tweets by escxtra [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] #eurovision Tweets [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Daily Press Poll 2018: The press PREDICTS the ten SEMI-FINAL 2 qualifiers

We’re on day twelve of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and tonight is the second big night! After this afternoon’s semi-final 2 family show, we’ve conducted today’s Daily Press Poll. This time, we’ve asked the press to predict their ten semi-final 2 qualifiers… scroll down for the results! How it works Following this afternoon’s family show, we asked 35 members of the press to select their ten qualifiers. We’ve added them up to give us an overall total out of 35 which you can see below. Daily Press Poll 2018: Day 12 results The full results of today’s Daily Press Poll are as follows, the number indicating how many of the 35 press members predicted that country to qualify. We asked 35 press members, so all 35 predicted Sweden to qualify. 33 out of 35 predicted Denmark and Moldova to qualify and so on. Stay tuned! Tomorrow, the first dress rehearsal and the jury rehearsal of the grand final will take place. Stay tuned to ESCXTRA.com for day 13 of the Daily Press Poll where we’ll put all of the 26 grand finalists against each other for the first time! Previous Daily Press Poll results Day 1 (Winner: Lithuania) Day 2 (Winner: Cyprus) Day …

WATCH: The public tell us their favourites after the Jury Show of semi-final 2

After the Jury Show for semi-final 2, we asked the audience who they liked the best. The results are as varied as we expected with such an eclectic show! Find out who the crowd liked last night with Edward Montebello asking the question.

Daily Press Poll 2018: Results from the Eurovision SEMI-FINAL 2 JURY SHOW

Day eleven here at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has come to an end! We’ve just seen the jury rehearsal for the second semi-final. As always, we have conducted the daily press poll to discover how members of the press rate today’s performances! Indeed, this is the first time all 19 semi-final two entries will be pitted against each other in the Daily Press Poll! How it works After the conclusion of today’s jury rehearsal, we asked 35 members of the press to rate today’s performances. To do this, each press member chose their top 3 performances and we allocated 5 points to their favourite, 3 points to their second favourite and 1 point to their third favourite. Daily Press Poll 2018: Day 11 results The full results of ESCXTRA’s Daily Press Poll 2018 after this evening’s jury rehearsal are as follows: Stay tuned! Tomorrow, the third dress rehearsal and live broadcast of semi-final two will take place. Stay tuned to ESCXTRA.com tomorrow afternoon to see who the press predicts to qualify! Previous Daily Press Poll results Day 1 (Winner: Lithuania) Day 2 (Winner: Cyprus) Day 3 (Winner: Moldova) Day 4 (Winner: Hungary) Day 5 (Winner: Estonia) Day 6 – Part 1 (Winner: Cyprus) …

FOLLOW LIVE: The national juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can follow what everyone’s saying about today’s jury rehearsal of semi-final 2 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 via our live stream and the Twitter feeds below! The rehearsal begins at 21:00 CET.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row thb_full_width=”true” row_padding=”true” column_padding=”false” full_height=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1515873965519{margin-bottom: 10px !important;padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ fixed=”true”][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] Tweets by escxtra [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] #eurovision Tweets [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]