Having won this year’s Icelandic national selection, the London Eurovision Party 2018 is now delighted to announce that Ari Ólafsson will be performing at Café de Paris on Thursday, 5th April.
Our Choice to Lisbon!
Iceland used their usual selection format this year. Söngvakeppnin whittled down its choices over two semifinals and then further still, narrowing the field to a superfinal of their best two candidates. In a tough battle vs Dagur Sigurðsson, Ari Ólafsson came out on top with his entry “Our Choice”, performed in English, winning with 53% of the vote!
Earlier in the competition, the song was performed in Icelandic – “Heim” – alongside all the other competitors. It was then in the final that Ari Ólafsson decided to switch his entry into English for consideration by the Icelandic audience as their Eurovision entry.
#LEP2018 hits 20!
Ari Ólafsson is our twentieth act to be confirmed for the London Eurovision Party 1018. More acts are still to be confirmed in the coming days ahead of this year’s event on Thursday, 5th April and the final ticket release on Thursday 22nd March at 9am.
The other artists which are so far confirmed to be taking part in this year’s show are:
- Headline act: SuRie (United Kingdom)
- Madame Monsieur (France)
- Eugent Bushpepa (Albania)
- Ryan O’Shaugnessy (Ireland)
- Cesár Sampson (Austria)
- Alfred and Amaia (Spain)
- Michael Schulte (Germany)
- Mikolas Josef (Czech Republic)
- Zibbz (Switzerland)
- Vanje Radovanović (Montenegro)
- Rasmussen (Denmark)
- Gromee ft. Lukas Meijer (Poland)
- Jessica Mauboy (Australia)
- Ieva Zasimauskaitė (Lithuania)
- The Humans (Romania)
- Suzy (Portugal 2014)
- Margaret Berger (Norway 2013)
- Stella Mwangi & Alexandra Rotan (MGP 2018)
- Corinne Hermès (Luxembourg 1983)
Keep up to date with all the latest announcements on the London Eurovision Party website and social media @LDNEurovision. The Official Media Partner ESCXTRA.com will be the first place to discover all the artists confirmations as they happen on their website and social media @ESCXTRA.