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: First Dress Rehearsal – Semifinal 2

FOLLOW LIVE: First Dress Rehearsal – Semifinal 2

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can follow what everyone’s saying about today’s first dress rehearsal of semi-final 2 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]
Qualifiers draw their halves for the Grand Final

Qualifiers draw their halves for the Grand Final

The qualifiers of the first semifinal have drawn their halves for Grand Final. Interestingly, most of the favourites have managed to draw a ballot from the second half… Ballads going first half The first half is looking like a ballad half. Most of the slower songs have been drawn into that half. Even the automatic qualifiers have mostly drawn first half. The first half currently has the following songs: Austria: Cesár Sampson – Nobody But You Estonia: Elina Nechayeva – La Forza Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaite – When We’re Old Albania: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall Previously, the following acts managed to draw a ballot for the first half: Germany: Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone United Kingdom: SuRie – Storm Spain: Alfred & Amaia – Tu Canción France: Madame Monsieur – Mercy Portugal: Cláudia Pascoal – O Jardim Portugal will perform as #8 in the final. The host country had to draw their ballot at the Head of Delegation meeting back in March. Second half The remaining six qualifiers from tonight drew a ballot from the second half. This includes two of the current top favourites to win the contest: Cyprus and Israel. Cyprus: Eleni Foureira – Fuego Israel: …
FOLLOW LIVE: The 1st Semi Final

FOLLOW LIVE: The 1st Semi Final

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can follow what everyone’s saying about today’s family show of semi-final 1 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]
Daily Press Poll 2018: The press PREDICTS the 10 semi-final one qualifiers

Daily Press Poll 2018: The press PREDICTS the 10 semi-final one qualifiers

We’re on day ten of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and tonight is the big night! During this afternoon’s semi-final one family show, we’ve conducted today’s Daily Press Poll. This time, we’ve asked them to predict their ten qualifiers… scroll down for the results! How it works During 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 10 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 Cyprus to qualify. 31 out of 35 predicted Czech Republic and Israel to qualify and so on. Stay tuned! Tomorrow, the first dress rehearsal and the jury rehearsal of semi-final two will take place. Stay tuned to ESCXTRA.com for day 11 of the Daily Press Poll where we’ll put all of the semi-final two acts against each other for the first time! Previous Daily Press Poll results Day 1 (Winner: Lithuania) Day 2 (Winner: Cyprus) Day 3 (Winner: Moldova) Day …
FOLLOW LIVE: Family Show – Semifinal 1

FOLLOW LIVE: Family Show – Semifinal 1

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can follow what everyone’s saying about today’s family show of semi-final 1 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]
Daily Press Poll 2018: Results from the Eurovision SEMI-FINAL 1 JURY SHOW

Daily Press Poll 2018: Results from the Eurovision SEMI-FINAL 1 JURY SHOW

Day nine of rehearsals at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has come to an end! We’ve just seen the jury rehearsal for the first 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 one 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 9 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 one will take place. Stay tuned to ESCXTRA.com for the press reaction to these events! 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) Day 6 …
FOLLOW LIVE: The national juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 1

FOLLOW LIVE: The national juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 1

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can follow what everyone’s saying about tonight’s jury rehearsal of semi-final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 via our live stream and the Twitter feeds below! The rehearsal begins at 21:00 CET where jurors from 22 countries will cast their votes[/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: First Dress Rehearsal – Semifinal 1

FOLLOW LIVE: First Dress Rehearsal – Semifinal 1

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can follow what everyone’s saying about today’s first dress rehearsal of semi-final 1 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]
Follow LIVE: The Blue Carpet Ceremony in Lisbon

Follow LIVE: The Blue Carpet Ceremony in Lisbon

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]You can follow what everyone’s saying about the Blue Carpet Ceremony live from Lisbon, Portugal, below! The ceremony begins at 18:00 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 fixed=”true”][vc_column_text]Follow the ceremony live on YouTube below! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Tweets by escxtra [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] @escxtra [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text] #AllAboard Tweets [/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: Results from day 8 of rehearsals

Daily Press Poll 2018: Results from day 8 of rehearsals

Day eight of rehearsals at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has come to an end! We’ve seen the six automatic qualifiers take to the stage for the second time. As always, we have conducted the daily press poll to discover how members of the press rate today’s performances! How it works After the conclusion of today’s rehearsals, we asked 35 members of the press to rate today’s performances based on their rehearsals rather than by their favourite songs. 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 8 results The full results of the eighth day of ESCXTRA’s Daily Press Poll 2018 are as follows: Catch up on day 8! If you want to catch up on all of today’s rehearsals for yourself, click on the links below to read our summaries and watch clips of the performances! Portugal United Kingdom Spain Germany France Italy Stay tuned! Tomorrow, the first and second dress rehearsals for semi-final one will take place in the Altice Arena. The second dress rehearsal will be judged by …
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