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
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isabel

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

Paul
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Paul

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
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Elsa

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

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

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

Sennekafan
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Sennekafan

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

tg
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tg

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
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tg

Ops Mariza.

Jo
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Jo

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
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Erasmus

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
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lluussoo

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

Cristina
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Cristina

That’s rude…

Joao
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but true. lol

kai
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kai

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

Maria
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Maria

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

Joao
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She’s loved by hillbilly girls and housewives….

fatipb
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fatipb

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

Ftatipb
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Ftatipb

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

Carla
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Carla

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
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AngieP

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
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Hada

This is so exciting!!!

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

Mari(o)Vision
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Mari(o)Vision

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

#Forca
#BucketList
#Waiting4TheNight

LalehForWD
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LalehForWD

Fado it is – great and elegant choice!

PP
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PP

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
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Roy Moreno

Salvador won Eurovision 2017*, not 2018 xD

oggy
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oggy

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

Johnn
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Johnn

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
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Jardim_v

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
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desfolhada

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

Vítor Jardim
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Vítor Jardim

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
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desfolhada

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

Sangfreud
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Sangfreud

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
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aaron

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

Harry Ingrosso
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Harry Ingrosso

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

San
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San

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

desfolhada
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desfolhada

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

lluussoo
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lluussoo

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
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San

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

Hada
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Hada

Salvador is in an electronic music band…

lluussoo
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lluussoo

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

dom
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dom

I hope Lady Gaga is coming this time

desfolhada
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desfolhada

madonna feat lady gaga
because madonna is living in portugal

San
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San

yassss madonna<3

M_K
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M_K

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
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Weißbrot

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

Ari
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Ari

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
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jojo

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
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Andy

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
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aaron

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
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JayJay

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
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aaron

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
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tg

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
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aaron

@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
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tg

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
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aaron

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
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tg

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
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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
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tg

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
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aaron

Shallow as predicted

aaron
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aaron

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

tg
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tg

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

aaron
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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
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tg

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
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aaron

Yep same predictable response 😉 😀

tg
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tg

‘same predictable response’

Oh, the irony.

aaron
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aaron

Oh and Portugal 2008 of course was fantastic

JayJay
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JayJay

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
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jojo

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
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aaron

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
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JayJay

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
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jojo

»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
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Julily

Do you play guitar? Hahaha

kai
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kai

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

lluussoo
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lluussoo

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
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Ben

Excited about all of them except for Mariza…

Gabriel
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Gabriel

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
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Sabrina

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

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

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
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lluussoo

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

L'oiseau
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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
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lluussoo

Agree. It was not a very good attempt.

Caliope
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Caliope

Nice choices, Portugal not disappointing 😀

Thales
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Thales

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

lluussoo
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lluussoo

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
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Rory

Doing everything Portuguese, unlike Sweden! 🙂

Nice touch RTP.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

Branko = Buraca Som Sistema

WEGUE WEGUE WEGUE

lluussoo
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lluussoo

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

M_K
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M_K

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

yes
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yes

I like reprises!

MESA
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MESA

Mariza AND Ana Moura! Amazing!

Viva las divas!:D

Joe
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Joe

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.