Traditional Portugal meets modern Portugal. That seems to be the bridge the Portugal broadcaster RTP is trying to build with the selected interval acts for the Grand Final of Eurovision 2018.
Mariza, Ana Moura, Eurovision 2018 winner Salvador Sobral, Branko and Beatbombers will take the Altice Arena stage in a showcase of Portuguese culture.
Mariza and Ana Moura
Mariza needs no introduction to the Portuguese audience. At 44, the Portuguese singer has one of the most recognised careers in Portugal. With more than 1 million albums sold worldwide, Mariza showcases one of the best cultural exports of Portugal: Fado. She will sing alongside Ana Moura, for the first time ever, in what is set to be a “landmark in Portuguese music history”.
They are the World Champions in scratch and they’ll be doing the music segment for the iconic Eurovision flag parade. The Portuguese duo also made the soundtrack to the presentation video of Lisbon as the host city for Eurovision 2018 with “Verdes Anos”. Except a fine mixture of traditional Portuguese music with modern beats.
Salvador Sobral and Branko
The Eurovision jazz king needs is back! After a successful heart transplant, Salvador is set to perform his Eurovision winning song “Amar Pelos Dois” in the final as well as new material.
DJ Branko closes the line up and will create an electronic journey of music around the world, building bridges and welcoming everyone aboard the Eurovision boat.
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