Eurovision 2018: When and where is the Song Contest happening? Details finally revealed

  26 July 2017    Read: 918
Eurovision 2018: When and where is the Song Contest happening? Details finally revealed
Show organisers have revealed that Lisbon will be the host of next year's competition.
The semi-finals will be held on May 8 and 10, with the final taking place two days later.

Portuguese public television Radiotelevisao Portuguesa, the host broadcaster, announced tonight that the 2018 edition will take place at a riverside entertainment complex in Lisbon.

The Portuguese capital will be the home of the annual event for the first time after singer Salvador Sobral clinched the contest earlier this year.

Portugal triumphed back in May for the first time since they entered the competition 53 years ago.

Salvador, 27, began the night as favourite to take the trophy, and succeeded after being awarded a monumental 758 points for his prized hit, Amor Pelos Dois.

Accepting his Eurovision Song Contest gong, Salvador took a swipe at “disposable” music.

Challenging the contest's reputation, he dedicated the win to "music that means something".

“We live in a world of disposable music, fast food music... Music is not fireworks, music is feeling,” he beamed, hailing his victory as a “triumph for music”.

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