Book your flights and get ready for some Iberian realness! This September 9 and 10 all roads lead to Setúbal and OGAE Portugal’s annual party devoted to our beloved competition in José Afonso’s Auditorium.
The fierce celebration marks the unofficial start of the Eurovision 2017 season. We’ve covered the event for the past two years and we are ready to dive in yet again. With Portugal set to return to Eurovision this year following a one-year absence, we know organisers are keen to slay. And so far so good, as they’ve released the first seven acts confirmed for the two-day extravaganza!
WIWIBLOGGS AT THE EUROVISION LIVE CONCERT 2015
CONFIRMATION #1 — MAYA SAR (ESC 2012)
After a (not so) surprising qualification back in 2012, Maya Star is set to charm the Portuguese audience with her song “Korake Ti Znam”, which took Bosnia & Herzegovina to 18th place in Baku.
CONFIRMATION #2 — COMPACT DISCO (ESC 2012)
Compact Disco — also from 2012 — will drop their song “Sound Of Our Hearts.” Their electronic-rock tune finished 24th and they’ve continued to slay in the aftermath.
CONFIRMATION #3 — FILIPA AZEVEDO (ESC 2010)
Once successful, always remembered. That’s the case for Filipa Azevedo, who remains the last Portuguese act to qualify for the Grand Final of Eurovision, which she did way back in 2010.
CONFIRMATION #4 — MICHAL SZPAK (ESC 2016)
He finished third among the televoters at this year’s Eurovision and now he’s flying to Lisbon via TAP Portugal to ask the fans about the colour of their life. Having achieved eighth place overall in a very strong year, Michal will bring his unique fashion sense and killer voice to Iberia!
CONFIRMATION #5 — BAREI (ESC 2016)
SAY YAY, YAY, YAY, because Barei is coming to Portugal. Pull out your most comfortable shoes, practice your dance moves and get ready to move to one of the most incredible dance tunes ever to appear at Eurovision. Barei, you slay!
CONFIRMATION #6 — Tomas Thordarson (ESC 2004)
If you don’t come to Setúbal in September, Tomas Thordarson — the sixth confirmed act — will sing “Shame on You” especially for you. He may have failed to reach the Grand Final, but Tomas is still the life of the party.
CONFIRMATION #7 — FILIPA SOUSA (ESC 2012)
Long time no see, Filipa! After a powerful and emotional performance back in Baku, Filipa returns to the Eurovision bubble to perform her fado influenced song “Vida Minha”. Get your tissues: you may get emotional. *sniff sniff*
Organizers will confirms more acts in the following weeks, but we can already tell this is shaping up to be one of the best editions ever. Are you planning to come? The team behind wiwibloggs is going to be there AND WE NEED TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE.