There are 43 countries taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Check out the list of participants for Eurovision 2018!
Read more about Lisbon 2018 on our theme page!
Full list of participants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Below you can see all the 43 chosen artists for Eurovision 2018. You can listen to the sonngs by clicking on the songtitle. The clip will open in a new screen of your browser. When you click on the name of each artist, we will guide you to the country page of that nation for 2018, including a review of each chosen act.
Semi final 1, Tuesday 8th of May 2018
|01||Azerbaijan||Aisel||X My Heart|
|02||Iceland||Ari Ólafsson||Our Choice|
|04||Belgium||SENNEK||A Matter Of Time|
|05||Czech Republic||Mikolas Josef||Lie To Me|
|06||Lithuania||Ieva Zasimauskaitė||When We’re Old|
|09||Estonia||Elina Nechayeva||La Forza|
|11||FYR Macedonia||Eye Cue||Lost And Found|
|13||Austria||Cesár Sampson||Nobody But You|
|14||Greece||Gianna Terzi||Oneiro Mou|
Semi final 2, Thursday 10th of May 2018
|01||Norway||Alexander Rybak||That’s How You Write A Song|
|03||Serbia||Sanja Ilić and Balkanika||Nova Deca|
|04||San Marino||Jessika (feat. Jenifer Brening)||Who We Are|
|06||Russia||Yulia Samoylova||I Won’t Break|
|07||Moldova||DoReDoS||My Lucky Day|
|08||The Netherlands||Waylon||Outlaw in ‘Em|
|09||Australia||Jessica Mauboy||We Got Love|
|10||Georgia||Iriao||Sheni Gulitstvis (For You)|
|11||Poland||Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer||Light Me Up|
|14||Latvia||Laura Rizotto||Funny Girl|
|15||Sweden||Benjamin Ingrosso||Dance You Off|
|17||Slovenia||Lea Sirk||Hvala Ne!|
|18||Ukraine||Mélovin||Under The Ladder|
Grand Final, Saturday 12th of May 2018
|08||Portugal||Claudia Pascoal||O Jardim|
|–||Germany||Michael Schulte||You Let Me Walk Alone|
|–||Italy||Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro||Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente|
|–||Spain||Alfred & Amaia||Tu Canción|
Returning artists to the Eurovision Song Contest
In 2018, we will also see a couple of artists taking the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest again. However, this is not unique. The last time we had 0 returning artists in the contest was back in 2004.
Our own Jessica Mauboy already ‘represented’ Australia in 2014, because she took care of the interval act. Waylon was a part of The Common Linnets in that same year, and he then reached the silver medal on behalf of The Netherlands. And of coursec we see former winner (!) Alexander RYBAK return for Norway, afyer being the best in 2009.
Before taking part as a solo-artist, Austria’s Cesár Sampson was already a backing vocalist and dancer for Bulgaria in 2016, and off-stage vocalist in 2017. SuRie (UK) was a backing vocalist and dancer for Belgium in 2015, and off-stage vocalist in 2017. Lea Sirk was a backing vocalist for Slovenia in 2014, and off-stage vocalist in 2016.
Some artists are successful when they return to the contest, while others fail on their second (or third) attempt. Whether it is a wise choice or not, depends on the situation. We wrote about this topic in our Do’s and don’ts article for comeback-artists.
A lot of internal selections for Lisbon
The trend of recent years will continue in 2018. Many public broadcasters have decided to make an internal selection for the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, although we see more national finals than in the 2017 season. Seven countries (Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Finland, Georgia and The Netherlands) already handpicked their artist in the last months of 2017!
The most recent news about internal selections, results or winners of national finals can be found here: