The European Broadcasting Union and Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) announced that Lisbon, Portugal will host the 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest. Salvador Sobral won this year’s contest in Kyiv with a record 758 points after he performed Amar Pelos Dois, a song written by his sister.
Traditionally, then, the contest will take place in the winner’s represented country.
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: “We are very pleased to announce that RTP will be hosting the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. The City has presented an exemplary proposal, and we look forward to working together to make Portugal’s first ever Eurovision the most exciting one yet. We would like to congratulate RTP on their professional and detailed assessments of all the bids.”
Plan your visit for May 8-12, 2018 now, as the contest is expected to be a major boom for tourism.