Amid all the rehearsals, press conferences and interviews, the stars of Eurovision 2018 barely have time to sleep. But that didn’t stop several of them from lighting up the stage at Eurovision Village on Friday evening as part of the Nordic Party pre-party…and a special Trumps Lisboa evening starring Eleni Foureira.
The acts from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden took to the stage at Terreiro do Paço as part of the Nordic Party. They were also joined by some acts from further south — with Cyprus, FYR Macedonia and Slovenia all making an appearance. Rasmussen and Elina Nechayeva kicked things off with performances of their songs before Saara Aalto treated fans to both “Queens” and “Monsters”.
Ari Ólafsson and Alexander Rybak performed their Eurovision 2018 songs and Benjamin Ingrosso sang both “Good Lovin'” and “Dance You Off”.
Our very own Deban and Antranig were on scene to witness all the excitement as Eleni Foureira turned her segment into a half hour dance party, performing a number of her songs including “Fuego”, as well as a medley of everything from Katy Perry to Jennifer Lopez.
FYR Macedonia’s Eye Cue were up next and performed in Macedonian before giving us a taste of “Lost and Found”.
Slovenia’s Lea Sirk rounded out the show with performances of “Amar Pelos Dois” and “Hvala, ne!”, closing the show with some slick choreography.
Our Deban, Suzanne and Antranig were on scene mingling with the stars following their performances.
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Eleni Foureira — Trumps Club
The fun didn’t stop there, as wiwibloggers Chris, Deban, Padraig, Bernardo, Sebastian and Antranig went on to the Trumps Club in Lisbon to see more of Eleni Foureira. The fire was raging as Eleni performed for another half hour into the early hours of the morning. She performed her medley of songs, including “Fuego”, “Reggaeton”, “Tranquila” and “Sto theo me paei (Golden Boy)”. Eleni was on fire and the blaze brightened up the darkness of late night Lisbon.
With the semi-finals just around the corner, the atmosphere surrounding Eurovision is building. What do you think of the performances from yesterday’s previews?