Everything you need to know about the Grand Final of Eurovision 2018

In this article you will find everything you need to know about the upcoming grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Be prepared for the conclusion of the biggest music competition in the world!

The show starts at 21:00 CET and will be presented by four female hosts, who also hosted the semi finals: Catarina Furtado, Daniela Ruah, Filomena Cautela and Silvia Alberto. 26 countries will take to the stage in Lisbon, and all hope to take the Eurovision trophy home to their country.


Our very own Jessica Mauboy is in the final, giving Australia its fourth consecutive appearance in the Eurovision final. Let’s hope she can also continue the amazing run of top-10 results that Australia has had at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her song “We got love” is on at number 16 in the running order. Come on Jessica! Make us proud!

Get a sneak peek of the show at ESCDaily

Over the last week, we were in Lisbon following all rehearsals for you. We can provide you with a sneak preview of the show in three articles. You can find an in-depth description of all performances from the grand final HERE. If you want to know more about the over-all look of the show, the interval acts, the presenters et cetera, check out this liveblog of the Friday afternoon dress rehearsal. You can also read back in our vocal assessment article how the jury show went. Juries have already given out 50% of the votes last night based on the performances of that show, last night.

Where you can watch the Grand Final of Eurovision 2018

If you live in one of the 43 participating countries you can watch on television via your national public broadcaster. You can also watch the show (without commentary and voting details) via the official Eurovision YouTube channel. Beware: due to rights limitations, the YouTube live stream is not available in the United States, Canada, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Don’t forget to go to ESCDaily’s Facebook page right after the show for a live interactive analysis!

How you can vote in Eurovision 2018

You are able to vote for your favourites. Once all songs have been performed, the voting window will be open for 15 minutes. Voting is possible via the official Eurovision app, by telephone and SMS through the numbers shown on your screen.

Contestants Grand Final Eurovision 2018

In case you don’t know the names and songs yet, here is the full overview of tonights list of contestants:

01. Ukraine: Melovin – Under the Ladder
02. Spain: Alfred & Amaia – Tu Cancion
03. Slovenia: Lea Sirk – Hvala, ne!
04. Lithuania: Ieva Zasimauskaité – When we’re old
05. Austria: Cesár Sampson – Nobody but You
06. Estonia: Elina Nechayeva – La Forza
07. Norway: Alexander Rybak – That’s How You Write A Song
08. Portugal: Claudia Pascoal – O Jardim
09. United Kingdom: SuRie – Storms
10. Serbia: Balkanika feat. Sanja Ilic – Nova Deca
11. Germany: Michael Schulte – You let me walk alone
12. Albania: Eugent Bushpepa – Mall
13. France: Madame Monsieur – Mercy
14. Czech Republic: Mikolas Josef – Lie To Me
15. Denemark: Rasmussen – Higher Ground
16. Australia: Jessica Mauboy – We Got Love
17. Finland: Saara Aalto – Monsters
18. Bulgaria: EQUINOX – Bones
19. Moldova: DoReDoS – My Lucky Day
20. Sweden: Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance You Off
21. Hungary: AWS – Viszlát Nyár
22, Israel: Netta Barzilai – Toy
23. The Netherlands: Waylon – Outlaw In ‘Em
24. Ireland: Ryan o’Shaughnessy – Together
25. Cyprus: Eleni Foureira – Fuego
26. Italy: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente

Top stories of this year

Over the last two weeks, we have made several items, news stories and other notable stories about the Eurovision Song Contest. Check them out below.

1 Comment

  1. Best Wishes for Tonight’s Final 2018
    Dear ESC Daily
    May I wish all the entrants all the best for tonight’s final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

    Bonne Chance!

    Good Luck!

    Yours Truly

    David James Toft
    United Kingdom

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