The Israeli singer, Netta, won the ESC18 Grand Final with a total of 529 points, taking the public televote over Eleni Foureira from Cyprus with her song Fuego. 25-year old Netta had earned the right to represent Israel by winning KAN’s Next Star for Eurovision national selection show. Earlier in the week, Netta appeared at … More Israel win ESC18
OGAE Portugal has set up the Eurocafe as Lisbon’s biggest eurovision party venue during finals week. The venue is open until Sunday morning with days passes available each day on the door. For details see https://www.ogaeeurocafe2018.ogaeportugal.pt/index.php/pt/
Wednesday 9 May will see the annual OGAE Party at the Lisbon Eurocafe. This will be the biggest and best Eurovision party night of the week. The evening will be hosted by Portugal’s Suzy and will feature Sanna Nielsen, Baccara and other special guests as well as two separate dance floors playing ESC music. Day … More OGAE Party 2018
Lys Assia 1924-2018 OGAE is greatly saddened by the news of the death of Lys Assia, winner of the inaugural ESC in 1956, First Lady of Eurovision, and friend of Eurovision fans everywhere. We offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to her friends and family.
On 17 November 2017 the EBU and RTP announced that ESC18 ticket sales will begin on 30 November. They confirmed that a number of tickets have been made available to the OGAE network. See Lisbon 2018
Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, have confirmed that Lisbon will be the host city for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. Dates and the actual venue have still not been finalised but will be confirmed in due course.
After so many years of trying, Portugal triumphed at the ESC17. Congratulations to Salvador Sobral on such a momentous win. ESC18 will be hosted by Portugal for the very first time, the first new host country since 2012. Preparations are already under way but with dates and a venue to be confirmed in due course.
Members will be able to attend the official EuroClub by busying the special access passes that re being made available by the organisers. Details should be available from your National OGAE Club, although please note that the website for purchasing the passes has been experiencing some technical difficulties.
As part of the run up to ESC17, Kyiv Post, the largest circulation English language newspaper/news site in Ukraine is running a promotion in which they are asking fans what they are looking forward to when visiting Kiev. Fans are invited to make a short (30 second) video of their preparations, showing how excited they are … More Kyiv Post Promotion
The on-line Eurovision merchandise store is very kindly once again offering a 10% discount to OGAE members. Please contact your local club for details of the discount code to be used.