The celebration is upon us! After nine incredible years, the Eurovision Live Concert is back on September 1 to celebrate its 10th anniversary in the beautiful city of Setúbal, Portugal.
After hosting a successful Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, it’s time for Portuguese Euro-passion to swing back to the José Afonso auditorium — a large outdoor space in the picturesque fishing town, some 35 miles south of Lisbon.
As we close the doors on the Eurovision 2018 cycle and set sail to Israel, the organizers of the ELC 2018 are busy preparing one of their best lineups ever and are ready to welcome fans and press from all over Europe. You can buy your tickets and/or special hotel packages here. Act fast — these rooms won’t last.
CONFIRMATION #1 — POLI GENOVA (Bulgaria 2011 and 2016)
From two Eurovision participations to hosting the Junior Eurovision, and then on to being a judge on X Factor and a mentor on The Voice, Bulgarian sensation Poli Genova has done everything (including a YouTube video with our William and Deban). Now she is coming to Setúbal for the delight of Portuguese and international Eurofans.
CONFIRMATION #2 — LUCÍA PÉREZ (Spain 2011)
There is no party in Portugal without an appearance from our Spanish neighbours. This year Lucía Pérez will fly the colours of España in Setúbal. Seven years after her Eurovision appearance you still can’t take the party away from her and we don’t want you to. Let’s do this!
CONFIRMATION #3 — IRA LOSCO (Malta 2002 and 2016)
Maltese pop-sensation Ira Losco didn’t miss the call of the Eurovision Live Concert either. Amidst her recent World Cup single with Jason Derulo and the shooting of the first ever season of the X Factor in Malta, Losco is ready to walk on water in Setúbal and we are ready to dance with her.
CONFIRMATION #4 — KRISTA SIEGFRIDS (Finland 2013)
There is no Eurovision party without Krista Siegfrids. From Eurovision to hosting UMK to competing in Melodifestivalen, the Finnish princess is ready to dazzle the Portuguese crowd with her 2013 song “Marry Me”. After being named one of the 8 reasons we love Finland at Eurovision, we are even more excited to see her.
CONFIRMATION #5 — MADAME MONSIEUR (France 2018)
Their performance at the 2018 edition of the Wiwi Jam was an unforgettable moment for everyone inside Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa. As fan favourites, the duo Madame Monsieur with “Mercy” are coming back to the land where they were once happy after releasing their most recent single“Comme une reine”.
CONFIRMATION #6 — MICKEY HARTE (Ireland 2003)
Do you remember the stunning dance moves from Mickey Harte’s backing vocalists? If not, it’s time to go back a few years and revive your memory. “We’ve got the world” is going to echo inside the José Afonso Auditorium in a trip down memory lane.
CONFIRMATION #7 — JUSTS (Latvia 2016)
The Baltic boy is back. Justs is flying from Riga to Setúbal for this year’s celebration. After releasing his new single “Uz Palodzes”, the Latvian star that rocked the Eurovision stage with his song “Heartbeat” is ready to go back to his Eurovision roots and our bodies are ready for it.
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