The 2017 Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral will have a role to play in the Portuguese national final. RTP announced in the regulations for the 2018 edition of Festival da Canção that the composers will remain the focus point of the search for the new Portuguese entry.
RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster have announced the dates and venue for their national final, Festival da Canção. The final will take place on the 4th March at the Multiusos de Guimarães.
Switzerland has revealed some changes in their selection process for the Eurovision Song Contest. The Swiss will now use an international jury in the hope to improve their results at the contest.
The Maltese national final will be held in January 2018. That is the date set out in the TVM MESC 2018 Rules and Regulations document. The venue and exact date are still yet to be confirmed.
French broadcaster France 2 has released the first information for their plans for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. France will return to a national final format.
Malta will maintain the use of 100% televoting in its national final. Broadcaster PBS revealed today that despite the disappointing result of Claudia Faniello, they will make no changes to the selection process.