Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Host Country & Big Five First Rehearsals

The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is just one week away now, so it’s no surprise that rehearsals are underway. We’ve already seen all the semi-finalists first rehearsal videos, now it’s time to watch the host city and the big five do their first rehearsals.

But before we get into that, why not do some exploring. Check out our facts and stats article on all 43 competing countries and the acts representing them. Then vote on our ranked poll who your favourites are, you can even vote for your own country – we won’t tell. We also revealed who our favourites are this year too.

This year, Portugal is hosting the contest, after Salvador Sobral won with his song “Amar Pelos Dois”. It will be held at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. The semi-finals are on 8 May 2018 and 10 May 2018; with the Grand Final taking place on 12 May 2018.

Here Are The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 First Rehearsal Clips:

Host Country & Big Five:

Portugal: Cláudia Pascoal – O jardim

France: Madame Monsieur – Mercy

Germany: Michael Schulte – You Let Me Walk Alone

Italy: Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro – Non mi avete fatto niente

Spain: Amaia & Alfred – Tu Canción

United Kingdom: SuRie – Storm

That’s it, until the second rehearsal videos. Which is your favourite from the big five plus the host country? Have you voted for any of them in our ranked poll? Has seeing the stage productions made you like any of them more than what you did?

Let us know all your thoughts on the first rehearsals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 representatives of Portugal, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK, on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

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