eurovision 2018 interval acts salvador ana moura mariza

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”.

Beatbombers

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.

What do you think of the invited acts for the Eurovision Grand Final? Were you expecting some names that aren’t on the list? Tell us in the comments section below!

 

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isabel
isabel
2 years ago

I wonder what singers will be performing in the semifinals too…

Paul
Paul
2 years ago

All good choices… But they could try Madonna too, one of the most known artists in the world… And she is living in Lisbon, in case you don’t know… It would be easy for her.

Elsa
Elsa
2 years ago

Great, great choices!
And we’ll have live instruments in Salvador’s and Ana Moura’s performances, for sure.

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
2 years ago

Its an ESC tradition to have the reigning champion appear so I’m glad that Salvador was able to make it 🙂

Sennekafan
Sennekafan
2 years ago

I really love how saneka plays guitar in Belgium Aaron Ahahah He is a sick guy

tg
tg
2 years ago

Don’t really listen to Madonna or Ana…but well, it’s their choice and i respect it. We are gonna have a bunch of uptempo entries which is awesome.

tg
tg
2 years ago
Reply to  tg

Ops Mariza.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Is Suzy a big star in Portugal? The interval act is usually someone “important”. If she isn’t, you people are just delusional for asking.

Erasmus
Erasmus
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

I’m not from Portugal, but I can confirm to you she’s not, even tho I love her. She has less followers on Instagram than my elementry school friend…. that says a lot.

lluussoo
lluussoo
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

She’s a nobody in Portugal. More of a joke than a respected artist.

Cristina
Cristina
2 years ago
Reply to  lluussoo

That’s rude…

Joao
2 years ago
Reply to  Cristina

but true. lol

kai
kai
2 years ago
Reply to  lluussoo

shes a joke? For people like you…for sure!!!

Maria
Maria
2 years ago
Reply to  kai

she ‘s not a singer anymore. In Portugal she was known for the Eurovision and then disappeared

Joao
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

She’s loved by hillbilly girls and housewives….

fatipb
fatipb
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

I’m from Portugal and i have no idea who Susy is. Never heard of that name before. Who are you talking about?

Ftatipb
Ftatipb
2 years ago
Reply to  fatipb

Ok. After looking for her name in YouTube: ARE YOU KIDDING? IS THIS A JOKE? I really hope so.

Carla
Carla
2 years ago
Reply to  Jo

In Portugal there’s a kind of musica we call ‘pimba’, which is connected with bad taste, lack of quality and appreciated by less educated people, genereally speaking. This is Suzy’s kind of music. The composer of the song Suzy sang on Eurovision is well known, but Suzy isn’t. When she won Festival da Canção most of the Portuguese felt ashamed and there was even a petition to avoid her presence on Eurovision. Therefore I was very surprised when I noticed that her performance was quite appreciated by the most of the Eurovision fans… :0

AngieP
AngieP
2 years ago

It’s now their chance to showcase their culture. I love “traditional meets modern” concept. I’m sure they will have so much to show the world!

Hada
Hada
2 years ago

This is so exciting!!!

I hope Luísa can be there as well after all!!!

Mari(o)Vision
Mari(o)Vision
2 years ago

If only Nelly Furtado was one of the participating acts in the Interval Act… 🙁

#Forca
#BucketList
#Waiting4TheNight

LalehForWD
LalehForWD
2 years ago

Fado it is – great and elegant choice!

PP
PP
2 years ago

Where is Teresa Salgueiro (former singer of group Madredeus, music from movie Lisbon story was big hit in many countries in Europe ), Dulce Pontes (Eurovision 1991, ), Lucia Moniz (Eurovision 1996, she was playing in UK famous movie Love actually ) . They are all famous across Europe and world.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

Salvador won Eurovision 2017*, not 2018 xD

oggy
oggy
2 years ago

We Want to Suzy on the interval acts Eurovision!!!
Eu Quero Ser Tua Oh Oh Oh…

Johnn
Johnn
2 years ago

I would prefer an interval act with portugal eurovision stars, could imagine with Vania, Flor de Lis, Filipa Azevedo, Filipa Sousa, Suzy and Leonor Andrade

Jardim_v
Jardim_v
2 years ago
Reply to  Johnn

For me just with Vania Fernandes presenting a revamp of Senhora do Mar (Lady of the Sea) celebrating 10th aniversary it would be Epic!!!!

desfolhada
desfolhada
2 years ago
Reply to  Jardim_v

Todas as ruas do amor >>>>>>> Senhora do Mar

Vítor Jardim
Vítor Jardim
2 years ago
Reply to  desfolhada

Senhora do Mar – 2nd place in Semi-Final! 😉
And Vania Fernandes won the Press Award of Marcel Bezençon Awards 2008, the first portuguese prize of this award.

desfolhada
desfolhada
2 years ago
Reply to  Vítor Jardim

but It doesn’t made it the best song for me. This song doesn’t give me chills

Sangfreud
Sangfreud
2 years ago

There is so much genuine love of music – of all styles – going into this year’s show. Lisbon is bound to be an all-time high point for Eurovision.

aaron
aaron
2 years ago

Can’t imagine Snobral will approve them allowing a DJ interval act.
Not many feelings in a good bass drop!

Harry Ingrosso
Harry Ingrosso
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Has Snobral never felt ecstacy before, I guess? DJ’s can help elevate the room, or chill them out.

San
San
2 years ago
Reply to  Harry Ingrosso

Harry, why are you replying to your other identity? also happened in quite a few other threads, dont be so obvious honey!

desfolhada
desfolhada
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Oh you really love Sobral. You could love for the both 🙂

lluussoo
lluussoo
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

I’m pretty sure Sobral LOVES DJ Branko and Buraka Som Sistema’s music. Can you guys please stop that nonsense of believing hat fast-food music means “fast” music?? LOL.

San
San
2 years ago
Reply to  lluussoo

aaron is one person. harry= aaron. Honey boo, trust me, not worth it. He will still watch ESC lulz

Hada
Hada
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Salvador is in an electronic music band…

lluussoo
lluussoo
2 years ago
Reply to  Hada

It’s a lost cause. Salvador-haters just want everybody to believe that Salvador is only interested in jazz and ballads…

dom
dom
2 years ago

I hope Lady Gaga is coming this time

desfolhada
desfolhada
2 years ago
Reply to  dom

madonna feat lady gaga
because madonna is living in portugal

San
San
2 years ago
Reply to  dom

yassss madonna<3

M_K
M_K
2 years ago

I don’t know if I’m putting my hopes up too high, but so far, Portugal hasn’t made any bad choices (some people might say apart from the JESC-esque slogan, but I actually kinda like that one as well). It seems like they really want to show the heart and soul of Portugal to the rest of Europe. I’d definitely enjoy a slightly more serious approach compared to the sometimes enjoyable (2010, 2013, 2016) and sometimes awkward (2001, 2015, 2017) comedy routines that we’ve seen since the beginning of the century, even if only for a change.

Weißbrot
Weißbrot
2 years ago
Reply to  M_K

Oh god, 2017 was such a cringefest… I don’t know how I survived listening to These hosts 😀

Ari
Ari
2 years ago
Reply to  Weißbrot

The Austrian hags were worse, though. I agree they Ukranian guys were bad, but at least two out of three were nice to look at.

jojo
jojo
2 years ago
Reply to  Ari

Just wanted to say to Andy’s comment down below:

We are not trying to turn this into a serious competition. Fado is a part of our culture, so it’s gonna be there. I do think there should also be pimba, it’s very uptempo and more ‘fun’ and another part of our country, but RTP wouldnt really allow it, for prejudice reasons, unfortunately…

Andy
Andy
2 years ago
Reply to  M_K

Except, Eurovision is a fun competition for entertainment. Portugal’s approach of turning the contest into a serious formal event will not be welcomed by the majority of the viewers. On the other hand, I’m hopeful we’ll have a fun competition. The 4 hosts are amazing and naturally funny and I hope they prepare a nice script for them and not waste their potential.

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  Andy

Wouldn’t be surprised if Portugal has the audience turn up in suits and ties as per the 50s, 60s etc

We should count ourselves lucky it’s not broadcast in black & white, after all music is feelings not colours.

JayJay
JayJay
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Mmmm. So it’s not about the song after all. Is a real bias against Portugal. This was hateful and uncalled for. Maybe I could also say that if Israel would win the contest, they would do it in a kibutz?

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  JayJay

No I have nothing against the country Portugal. I had them in my Top 10 in 2014 and when that pretentious snob won last year the small silver lining was that Portugal would at least get to host after 40 years.

But it’s true it has been my last place song both in 2017 and 2018.

tg
tg
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

jajay, he HAD nothing against portugal, now he does, because of Salvador. Just ignore him really.

I’m relieved to find out he had suzy in his top 10. Says it all really.

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  tg

@TG

What country do you have ranked 43rd, so we can work out your ulterior motives and question why you hate country x so much?

tg
tg
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

lol aaron, c’mon. Every god damn thread you’re there, whining, over and over again about the same thing. Get over his speech mate, move on, idk. Go listen to those bops and embrace that positivity. Let it go.

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  tg

So since you seem to think you know my opinion better than me, why did I rank Portugal last, last year as well, months before he even made the speech?

Psychic powers perhaps?

tg
tg
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

kinda odd how in fdc and salvador threads there’s no comments of yours, only now.

i find it hilarious that you’re replying though, never happened before…hmm 😉 someone got really triggered.

>why did I rank Portugal last, last year as well, months before he even made the speech?

sure, sure lmao 😉

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Still too frightened to give your own ranking TG?

Much easier to criticise others isn’t it than put anything forward of your own 😉 xx

tg
tg
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

frightened of rankings? it’s cute that you’re interested in mine but i’ve never done it before, and im no one to judge anyway. But i guess you think all esc fans have a ranking.

i am criticizing you? woah, i’m sorry that you took it personally. xx

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Shallow as predicted

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  tg

Not everyone has the same tastes as you get over it.

tg
tg
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

shhh im a fast food lover myself but- you seem quite stressed… looks like i have hit a nerve, calm down 😉

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Hahaha

“you seem stressed i’ve hit a nerve”

That’s the most played out response. What’s next “haters gonna hate? ” Something like that, along those lines 😉

tg
tg
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

A played out response, welp, gotta say anything to feel better about yourself i guess. I’m sorry that you took what i said so personally, but i find it hilarious 😉 take care.

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Yep same predictable response 😉 😀

tg
tg
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

‘same predictable response’

Oh, the irony.

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  JayJay

Oh and Portugal 2008 of course was fantastic

JayJay
JayJay
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Ok I get your point about Salvador. But that doesn’t reflect how RTP is planning the show. It will be an entertaining and modern show. They hired creatives that have worked for other ESC shows. So it will not be a smoking and tie affair and yes it will be colour and hd…

I agree with on 2008, but not on 2014. I hated the song. Different tastes, indeed

jojo
jojo
2 years ago
Reply to  JayJay

It’s funny, because he talks like all the grandmas that criticize the ‘old fashioned’ show here in portugal too, kind of ironic haha.

aaron
aaron
2 years ago
Reply to  JayJay

I think it’s very arrogant to remove all the LED screens as well. If you don’t want to use them then don’t, but restricting other countries from using them is not on in my opinion. And no that’s not the reason I ranked them last. I don’t like Swedens need to fundamentally change the rules of the whole contest every time they host (new voting system) and they’ve still managed to make it into my Top 10. The only country I actually have a problem with in Eurovision is Russia and even then that didn’t stop me having them as… Read more »

JayJay
JayJay
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

I think you are being a bit unfair here Aaron. I guess you can only judge that after the show… From what I heard, the team that has developed the stage will employ brand new technology that replaces LED in a much better and sophisticated way. Look at Sweden’s entry. I don’t think that this was done with LEDs and yet the most imapactful staging of the NF season. I will be the first to critzise after the shows if the absesence of LEDs will affect negatively.

jojo
jojo
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

»We should count ourselves lucky it’s not broadcast in black & white, after all music is feelings not colours.

Sigh… Guess you did not check fdc this year or from other years… but wtv

That was literally sobrals speech, and you misunderstood and took it personally. I get it.

But the portuguese juries gave benjamin ‘fast food’, 12 points. We also like fun and welcome it. I’d love to see benjamin win.

Julily
Julily
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

Do you play guitar? Hahaha

kai
kai
2 years ago
Reply to  aaron

God…you need medical assistance!
Get a life!! And leave Portugal alone….

lluussoo
lluussoo
2 years ago
Reply to  Andy

Seriousness (whatever that is…) can also be entertaining. That binary way of looking at things, as if the world was divided in uptempo and downtempo, is so limited…

Ben
Ben
2 years ago

Excited about all of them except for Mariza…

Gabriel
Gabriel
2 years ago

OMG!!!! I can’t believe Ana Moura and Mariza together!!! As a lusophone (I come from Brazil), it makes me really happy for the quality of the event Portugal is organizing and also how they are showing how proud they are of the language and cultural roots, but welcoming new elements!

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 years ago

Good choices. The traditional and the modern side by side.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
2 years ago

Very excited about Salvador and DJ Branko. Salvador for obvious reasons. For DJ Branko I hope he puts the whole Altice Arena dancing like crazy as the Buraka Som Sistema used to put in their concerts. That will be amazing Mariza and Ana Moura are obvious choices. Not so excited by Mariza, but that is only me…

PS: I whish DJ Branko would compose a song for Festival da Cancao one day.

lluussoo
lluussoo
2 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Little John & Kalaf, also from Buraka Som Sistema, already did it back in 2007. But, as we all know, Emanuel won…

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
2 years ago
Reply to  lluussoo

Lol.I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that. Oh yes! I remember very well and they should have won but I also think they were not bold enough with that song…

lluussoo
lluussoo
2 years ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Agree. It was not a very good attempt.

Caliope
Caliope
2 years ago

Nice choices, Portugal not disappointing 😀

Thales
Thales
2 years ago

Yes!! I want to meet new music, not what I listen at the radio here! Thank you Portugal! 🙂

lluussoo
lluussoo
2 years ago
Reply to  Thales

You can listen to one of the best tracks by Buraka Som Sistema (DJ Branko’s project) here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iIp5T6HoB4

Enjoy! 😉

Rory
Rory
2 years ago

Doing everything Portuguese, unlike Sweden! 🙂

Nice touch RTP.

desfolhada
desfolhada
2 years ago

Branko = Buraca Som Sistema

WEGUE WEGUE WEGUE

lluussoo
lluussoo
2 years ago
Reply to  desfolhada

I was SO expecting them/him to be part of Eurovision. It’s gonna be AMAZING!

M_K
M_K
2 years ago

Wow, I like their general approach. Very, very promising.

yes
yes
2 years ago

I like reprises!

MESA
MESA
2 years ago

Mariza AND Ana Moura! Amazing!

Viva las divas!:D

Joe
Joe
2 years ago

See, I was hoping they’d make up for past wrongs and have Jorge Fernando sing “Umbada” at some point, but these all more than make up for it. Looking forward to all of them, especially the return of Salvador.