From Lordi to Sunstroke Project, groups have the power to become fan favourites — and to climb that Eurovision scoreboard. Next month, six groups will take to the Lisbon stage.
This year’s groups (and common frameworks) hail from Bulgaria, Georgia, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Serbia. From rock to ethnic ballads to jazz to dark pop, they’ve got a lot a lot of bases covered. But will the 2018 trophy belong to a group? Who decides? You decide!
Below you can review each of the six groups. Then vote in our poll. You can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once. So make it count. We’ll close the poll just before rehearsals start in Lisbon.
GROUPS AT EUROVISION 2018
BULGARIA: EQUINOX – “BONES”
After finishing in the top five for two years running, Bulgaria is hungry for a win. The country has put together five singers to create the common framework Equinox. They will sing “Bones”.
GEORGIA: IRIAO – “FOR YOU”
For the first time ever, Georgia’s Public Broadcaster (GPB) are offering us a Georgian-language song. The members of Iriao join in throughout the song, adding complex harmonies and counter-melodies. This is a true combination of jazz, classic, polyphony and different complimentary melodies.
HUNGARY: AWS – “VISZLAT NYAR”
Post-hardcore band AWS will represent Hungary with “Viszlát nyár”. The band gives us quality rock music and tonnes of energy. There’s no need for a Red Bull! It’s time to rock!
MOLDOVA: DOREDOS – “MY LUCKY DAY”
After last year’s top three finish with Sunstroke Project, Moldova bring the rhythm once more. DoReDos hope to shine bright with the catchy “My Lucky Day”.
ROMANIA: THE HUMANS – “GOODBYE”
They were the surprise victors of Romania’s national selection, beating out better known names like Feli and Jukebox. But The Humans have formed a strong fan base nonetheless, particularly in their home market.
“Goodbye” was inspired by the band members’ personal life experiences. The song is a manifest towards helping those who are fighting their demons alone, in the dark.
SERBIA: SANJA ILIC & BALKANIKA – “NOVA DECA”
Serbia will deliver traditional Balkan music with modern beats in Lisbon! It’s Sanja & Balkanika with “Nova deca”.