Eurovision 2018 🇵🇹 host country drawn to perform 8th in the Grand Final
PORTUGAL – Few moments ago it was decided in Lisbon and during the meeting of HoDs (through a draw) that host county Portugal will perform 8th in the Grand Final. Portugal along with Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Spain are directly qualified to the Grand Final.
The Portuguese entry for the 2018 contest was selected through a national final, the Festival da Canção. It consisted of two semi-finals on 18 and 25 February 2018, at RTP’s studios in Lisbon, and a final on 4 March 2018, at the Pavilhão Multiusos in Guimarães.
The winner, Cláudia Pascoal with the song “O jardim”, was determined by a 50/50 combination of points awarded by regional juries and from the public tele vote. According to the competition rules, in the event of a tie for the first place, the winner was the entrant ranked highest by the public televote.
— Eurovision (@Eurovision) March 12, 2018