The capital of Portugal Lisbon hosts the opening ceremony of the International Song Contest "Eurovision-2018". The event is broadcasted live on the official YouTube channel.
The organizers said that this year instead of the "red carpet" there will be a "blue carpet".
The semifinals of the contest are scheduled for May 8 and 10, the final - on May 12. The country will host the show for the first time thanks to last year's victory of its member Salvador Sobral, who became the triumphant of the contest in Kyiv.
Ukraine will perform in the second semifinal of Eurovision-2018. Melovin will be the last to sing according to the results of the draw.