Why? - Eurovision has become a huge thing in the Netherlands and while WT still manages to release successful albums, their singles/songs are flopping hard in the Netherlands. I was even told that they are "has beens". Also, Nightwish tried to represent Finland, we had some great rock entries in Eurovision before, e.g. Lordi.Tansike wrote:Just no to WT
I love WT and i love ESC but these two things should stay apart from each other...
Source/Read more on: eurovision.tv42 countries will participate in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Host Broadcaster RTP also revealed the slogan and theme artwork for the 2018 edition, All Aboard! 2018 marks the first time that the competition will be held in Portugal, after Salvador Sobral gave the country its first win in 53 years of competing.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is taking shape. Earlier today Host Broadcaster RTP held a press conference in Lisbon where the list of participating countries was released and the theme artwork for 2018 was unveiled.
Portugal as a country has always connected Europe to the rest of the world through the ocean, and 500 years ago Lisbon was the centre of many of the world’s most important sea routes. Today, Lisbon is using the ocean’s connectivity as inspiration with the slogan All Aboard, inviting the international community to come together for this year’s competition.
Europe is a collective of many, and this has also inspired RTP’s design team to introduce multiple logos for 2018, rather than a single image. The main logo depicting a shell comes with twelve other derivations, which are predicated on the concept of the varying life in the oceans and depict the wonders of a floating world, such as plankton and a range of other organisms which are essential for balance in aquatic ecosystems.
Check out the different variations below!
source: https://eurovision.tv/apex/image/9b6a4f ... 7a9?w=1280
Through these multiple logos, the creative concept portrays key themes such as diversity, respect and tolerance. The logos will be creatively adapted and have a variety of uses in the run up to the event, including being displayed all over Lisbon next May. Gonçalo Madaíl, Creative Manager of RTP said: "For centuries, Portugal explored the world by sea. Today, Lisbon is more and more the city of all colors, a great harbour of cultures and sounds that welcomes you all to come aboard!
Participants in 2018
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will see 42 countries take to the stage in Lisbon. The 2018 edition will be a special year for Sweden which will appear in the contest for the 60th time. Russia is also returning to the contest after a year's absence.
Jon Ola Sand, the EBU’s Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, said: "We are extremely happy with the creative theme and logos for this year’s contest, which resonate with Lisbon’s history and underscore Eurovision’s core values, including diversity, very well. The Ocean connects all of us, and its variety can provide good inspiration for each of the 42 participating broadcasters that we look forward to seeing in Lisbon next May."
Azerbaijan (ICTIMAI TV)
Czech Republic (CT)
The Netherlands (AVROTROS)
San Marino (RTV)
United Kingdom (BBC)
That Echo performance was years ago when artists like them were still able to get Top20 hits, and yet the audience still weren't that impressed by them by the look of it... and these two albums were also released over ten years ago.Mainshow wrote:I completely disagree.
If Nightwish can perform at the Echo awards (which has a predominately pop-loving audience), they can clearly perform in front of 200 million people on a Eurovision stage.
Also, their singles used to be well-received by the general public during "Mother Earth" and "The Silent Force" and since they said that they would be going back to their epic symphonic rock sound of "The Silent Force" for their upcoming record, it would be a perfect opportunity to introduce their "comeback"/new material.
Maybe it will be Sharon den Adel only? As a side project?
source: https://www.escxtra.com/2017/11/07/shar ... sion-2018/It’s only been a day since we kept you posted of all rumours circulating for The Netherlands and their Eurovision 2018 act. Just a day later, Dutch media seem to have picked up on one name in particular: Sharon den Adel. Is she indeed the chosen one for Lisbon?
‘Sharon den Adel a serious contender’
Newspaper AD published an article today where they claim Sharon den Adel is a serious contender for Lisbon. The Within Temptation singer has been mentioned before as an ideal candidate for Eurovision, but always turned the offer down. The reason? She and the band were afraid that their metal fans would not like their Eurovision adventure.
However, as AD says, Sharon has done some solo stuff lately, including working with a DJ (Armin van Buuren), covering several songs and participating in shows. Her fans never reacted negatively, so that may have changed her opinion on the entire Eurovision Song Contest.
Sources and an announcement
This rumour doesn’t come from nowhere. AD reveals that inside sources from the Dutch music scene are pretty confident that Sharon has at least been in talks with broadcaster Avrotros. As we said before, that wouldn’t be the first time.
Moreover, Within Temptation and Sharon den Adel are stirring up the rumours themselves as well. On Facebook, Den Adel keeps posting what seem to be new lyrics. Potentially to some of her new (solo) material. She adds the hashtag #notwhatyouthink to those posts. With many fans thinking Within Temptation will split up, one could guess that Eurovision is indeed not what many fans expect. Are AD onto something?
Within Temptation themselves posted a picture on Facebook, where they say Den Adel will make an announcement soon. The band’s PR manager said we can expect news to on Friday, 10 November. That would also fit perfectly with Avrotros stating their act would be revealed ‘mid-November’.
Plot thickening or merely a dream?
Is the plot around Sharon den Adel’s potential Eurovision participation really thickening? Are AD onto something with the sources, the announcement and the posts? Or is it more likely that this is all one big coincidence? It’s hard to tell at this point, but we should know more by Friday!
What do you think? Would Sharon den Adel be a good choice for The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter or below!
I'm still hoping for Sharon but Waylon would be a great choice as well.Colbie wrote:Apparently its gonna be Waylon again:
So excited for this!!BehindBreakaway wrote:Yes!!!!Mainshow wrote:Saara Aalto (X Factor UK runner-up) will represent Finnland next year!!!