Eurovision is coming to the Iberian Peninsula for the first time since 1969 *sobs in a corner*. Spain and Portugal don’t only share a border, but also a common history of failure, drama and some ridiculousness at Eurovision.
But in 2018, the tables have turned: with Portugal hosting for the first time ever, both countries have apparently decided to bring out the big guns. Riding their wave of success, Portugal has chosen a moody yet strong ballad packed with some electro production while Spain has gone for a lovely duet with two standout voices.
Now it’s time to unleash the Iberian flavour in what’s about to become the most important wiwibloggs poll in the 2018 season. We can only expect this post to become a battle royale of overly patriotic fans. We’re hot-blooded people, the Iberians, y’all!
Stop acting like you’re foreigners to Almaia’s videos, stop writing dramatic comments about how the fan sites underrate Cláudia and Isaura: it’s time to cast your votes. Two countries, four singers, two ballads, two legions of die-hard fans. Let the Iberian Hunger Games begin!
Portugal: Cláudia Pascoal ft. Isaura – “O jardim”
Simplicity at its best, Cláudia and Isaura won the hearts of the Portuguese back in March with their sophisticated performance. This garden contains two powerful women who manage to touch the heart with a mellow and moody ballad. Pink hair, modern production and beautiful harmonies add extra touches to the 2018 host country entry.
Spain: Amaia and Alfred – “Tu canción”
After a three month rollercoaster, Amaia and Alfred emerged as the audience’s favourites in Operación Triunfo’s Eurovision gala. This is a classic ballad, but it’s also a love duet reinvented by these two young artists whose story flows across the screens and surpasses the language barriers.
Which Eurovision 2018 act from the Iberian Peninsula is your favourite?
Do you think Amaia and Alfred will be able to touch the hearts of the Europeans? Will Cláudia and Isaura’s garden be filled with points at the end of the night? Can you see any of them making the top 10? Unleash that Iberian fierceness and let us know in the comment section below!