| Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 31|
|PSR||6 July 2018|
|Semi-final 1||9 July 2018|
|Semi-final 2||18 July 2018|
|Final||5 August 2018|
|Opening act||Zsa Zsa performing "Pruži Mi Ruku"|
|Interval act||Nina Kraljić performing "Lighthouse"|
|System||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favorite songs|
|Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged|
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Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 31, also known as ESCT #31, was the thirty-first edition of Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged. The contest took place in Croatia, following their victory at the 30th edition in Casablanca, Morocco with the song "Pruži Mi Ruku", performed by Zsa Zsa.
Forty-eight countries officially confirmed their participation in the 31st edition of the contest almost reaching the highest number of participants, previously set in forty-nine countries. Only one country withdrew, Azerbaijan was forced to withdraw due to not voting in the final in the previous edition. Also, Denmark and Luxembourg were about to withdraw for confirming after the deadline after some technical issues, however they were allowed to participate this edition with a fine of €1,000 by the TBU. In the other hand, this edition saw the return of six countries which withdrew in the previous edition, they were Finland, Macedonia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.
After two editions without Pre-Semifinal Round (PSR), it was reintroduced due to the high amount of participating countries, where the bottom 4 from each semifinal from last edition will compete to win a spot in the Semifinals. The voting countries will be the own participating countries and a jury voting based in the votes from the Big 5. The 4 countries with most votes will go through the Semifinals.
Sigrid from Norway was the thirty-first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged with the song Strangers with a total of 169 points. Switzerland finishing in second place and Austria finishing in third place.
Logo and themeEurovision Song Contest Tengaged. The main logo is the shape of a diamond with an inner background, red and white squares, which is one of the main symbols of Croatia. All accompained with tropical plants and flowers with an orange and white gradient background, colours that the designer used intentionally to bring summer vibes. The slogan used for this edition is "Endless Beat" refering to the summer heat and its intensity which gives us a sense of an endless summer.
Forty-eight countries officially confirmed their participation in the 31th edition of the contest almost reaching the highest number of participants, previously set in forty-nine countries. Only one country withdrew, Azerbaijan was forced to withdraw due to not voting in the final in the previous edition. Also, Denmark and Luxembourg were about to withdraw for confirming after the deadline after some technical issues, however they were allowed to participate this edition with a fine of €1,000 by the TBU. In the other hand, this edition saw the return of six countries which withdrew in the previous edition, they were Finland, Macedonia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Kristian Kostov made his third appeareance in the contest after representing Bulgaria in the twenty-third and twenty-ninth edition. The Macedonian band Eye Cue who represented the country in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 25 returned to the contest for the second time. The representative of Slovakia in the fifteenth, twenty-second and in the twenty-ninth edition Lina Mayer, returned to the contest as part of the group called The Young Generation. Josephine returned to this edition after having previously represented Israel in the eleventh edition. The Cypriot singer Ivi Adamou made her second appearance in the contest after representing her country in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 5. For the second time since the twenty-fifth edition, Bouchra represented Morocco once again. Tereza Kerndlová returned for Czech Republic after representing her country in the seventeenth edition and also Slovakia in the thirteenth edition. Only three editions ago, Sigrid represented Norway and will do the same in this edition. Another past participant who returned to the contest was Thorsteinn Einarsson who represented Austria in the seventeenth edition. The British producer Sigma, who represented Spain in the fifteenth edition, returned to the contest along with Birdy, who also represented Serbia in the fourth edition and Luxembourg in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 12. Isabell Otrebus who participated in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 28 representing Poland wanted to repeat. Back in the third edition, Bianca Atzei represend Italy with Modà. Another winner who wanted to return to the contest was Alice Merton, winner of the twenty-seventh edition representing Luxembourg. Estonian representative in Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged 22, Elysa, made her return to the contest, meanwhile Havana who represented Moldova in the thirteenth edition did the same. Austria chose Sara de Blue who already represented the country in the eighteenth edition with the name of Sara Koell. Irish representative in the fifteenth and eighteenth edition, Ronan Keating returned to the contest for the third time.
|Albania||English||Ava Max||My Way||-||Internal selection|
|Andorra||Spanish||Blas Cantó||Él no soy yo||He's not me||Preselecció Andorra|
|Armenia||Armenian and English||Sona Rubenyan||Jamanakn e||It's time||Internal selection|
|Austria||English||Sara de Blue||Out of the twilight||-||Wer singt für Österreich?|
|Belarus||English||Napoli||Chasing Rushes||-||Eurofest 2|
|Belgium||English||Oscar and the wolf||Runaway||-||Internal selection|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||English||Haris||Gold||-||Internal selection|
|Bulgaria||Russian||Kristian Kostov||Glubina||Depth||Internal selection|
|Croatia||Croatian||Luce||Nakon dana tog||After that day||Internal selection|
|Cyprus||Greek||Ivi Amadou||Pame kai me rotas||Go and don't ask||Internal selection|
|Czech Republic||English||Tereza Kerndlová||Commander||-||Internal selection|
|Denmark||English||Fallulah||Out of It||-||Internal selection|
|Finland||Finnish||Jenni Vartiainen||Turvasana||Safeword||Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu|
|France||French1||Slimane||Viens on s'aime||Come one, we love each other||Les Chanson D'Abord|
|Georgia||Russian||Soufee||Na Radiovolnakh||On radio waves||Internal selection|
|Germany||English||Felicia Lu||Red Zone||-||Internal selection|
|Hungary||English||Ceasefire X||Satellites||-||A Dal 19|
|Iceland||English||Thorsteinn Einarsson||Galaxy||-||Söngur fyrir Ísland|
|Ireland||English||Ronan Keaton||Lovin' Each Day||-||Internal selection|
|Israel||English||Grace Blue||Nowhere To Go||-||Internal selection|
|Italy||English||Bianca Atzei||Fire On Ice||-||Festival di San Remo|
|Latvia||English||Katrine Lukins||Running Red Lights||-||Internal selection|
|Lithuania||English||Greta Zazza||Broken Shadows||-||Eurovizijos|
|Luxembourg||English||Alice Merton||Lash Out||-||Internal selection|
|Macedonia||Macedonian||Eye Cue||Mojot Kral||My King||Our Song for Macedonia|
|Malta||English||The New Victorians||Lie Liar||-||Internal selection|
|Moldova||English2||Havana & Ioana Ignat||Vivere||Live||O Melodie Pentru Europa|
|Monaco||English and French||Roya ft. Maître Gims||Fighting For 2||-||Internal selection|
|Montenegro||English||Enisa||Freedom||-||A Song For Zagreb|
|Morocco||French||Bouchra||Deja Vu||-||Internal selection|
|Netherlands||Dutch||Teske||Oesters & Champagne||Oysters & champagne||Internal selection|
|Poland||English||Isabell Otrebus||Delirium||-||Polsk Melodi Grand Prix|
|Portugal||English||Light Gun Fire & Marta Carvalho||All On You||-||Internal selection|
|Romania||Romanian||Dj Sava & Raluka ft. Connect-R||Aer||Aire||Internal selection|
|Russia||Russian||Alina Artts||Prekrasnaya Lozh||Beautiful lies||Internal selection|
|San Marino||Italian and English||Violetta Zironi||Dimmi che non passa||Tell me it doesn't pass||Internal selection|
|Serbia||Serbian||Željko Joksimović||Ponelo Me||Took me||Internal selection|
|Slovakia||English||The Young Generation||Rescue the World||-||Eurosong|
|Slovenia||English||Julie Jones||Jump In The Water||-||Internal selection|
|Spain||Spanish||Miriam Rodríguez||Hay Algo En Mí||There's something in me||Internal selection|
|Sweden||English||Renaida||All The Feels||-||Stjärna|
|Switzerland||English||Bastian Baker||Planned It All||-||ScheizFestival|
|Ukraine||Russian||Sonya||Uhodi||Go away||Internal selection|
|United Kingdom||English||Sigma ft. Birdy||Find Me||-||Internal selection|
- 1.^Contains a few Arabic sentences.
- 2.^Although the lyrics are in English, the Italian title 'Vivere' is repeated throughout the song.
- 7 countries will participate in the pre-semifinal round.
- The four countries in this pre-semifinal round with the highest scores according to the voting from each voting country, will qualify to the Semifinals.
|03||Netherlands||Teske||"Oesters & Champagne"||5||51|
|04||Lithuania||Greta Zazza||"Broken Shadows"||3||56|
|05||Malta||The New Victorians||"Liar"||7||47|
|01||Italy||Bianca Atzei||"Fire On Ice"||6||87|
|02||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Haris||"Gold"||12||67|
|03||Moldova||Havana & Ioana Ignat||"Vivere"||8||80|
|05||Czech Republic||Tereza Kerndlová||"Commander"||19||24|
|06||Germany||Felicia Lu||"Red Zone"||14||50|
|07||Albania||Ava Max||"My Way"||5||93|
|08||Israel||Grace Blue||"Nowhere To Go"||18||31|
|09||Cyprus||Ivi Amadou||"Pame kai mi rotas"||13||51|
|10||Macedonia||Eye Cue||"Mojot Kral"||20||20|
|11||Armenia||Sona Rubenyan||"Jamanakn e"||7||82|
|12||Belgium||Oscar and the wolf||"Runaway"||15||44|
|13||Andorra||Blas Cantó||"Él no soy yo"||2||107|
|14||Slovenia||Julie Jones||"Jump In The Water"||9||74|
|15||Romania||Dj Sava & Raluka ft. Connect-R||"Aer"||16||33|
|16||Luxembourg||Alice Merton||"Lash Out"||4||95|
|18||Ireland||Ronan Keating||"Lovin' Each Day"||17||32|
|19||Sweden||Renaida||"All The Feels"||3||102|
|01||France||Slimane||"Viens on s'aime"||5||92|
|02||Serbia||Željko Joksimović||"Ponelo Me"||14||47|
|04||Slovakia||The Young Generation||"Rescue the World"||15||38|
|05||Switzerland||Bastian Baker||"Planned It All"||1||143|
|07||Latvia||Katrine Lukins||"Running Red Lights"||16||35|
|08||Monaco||Roya ft. Maître Gims||"Fighting For 2"||13||51|
|09||San Marino||Violetta Zironi||"Dimmi che non passa"||11||56|
|11||Spain||Miriam Rodríguez||"Hay Algo En Mí"||10||56|
|12||Austria||Sara de Blue||"Out of the twilight"||4||94|
|15||Russia||Alina Artts||"Prekrasnaya Lozh"||12||52|
|17||Lithuania||Greta Zazza||"Broken Shadows"||19||30|
|18||United Kingdom||Sigma ft. Birdy||"Find Me"||6||74|
|19||Portugal||Light Gun Fire & Marta Carvalho||"All On You"||17||33|
|01||United Kingdom||Sigma ft. Birdy||"Find Me"||10||119|
|02||Austria||Sara de Blue||"Out of the Twilight"||3||149|
|04||Italy||Bianca Atzei||"Fire On Ice"||14||110|
|05||France||Slimane||"Viens on s'aime"||15||108|
|06||Spain||Miriam Rodríguez||"Hay Algo En Mí"||20||88|
|07||Croatia||Luce||"Nakon dana tog"||25||25|
|13||Sweden||Renaida||"All The Feels"||8||128|
|15||Armenia||Sona Rubenyan||"Jamanakn e"||18||94|
|16||Slovenia||Julie Jones||"Jump In The Water"||16||104|
|17||Luxembourg||Alice Merton||"Lash Out"||7||134|
|18||Andorra||Blas Cantó||"Él no soy yo"||5||138|
|19||Moldova||Havana ft. Ioana Ignat||"Vivere"||17||95|
|23||Denmark||Fallulah||"Out of It"||9||121|
|24||Albania||Ava Max||"My Way"||11||117|
|25||Switzerland||Bastian Baker||"Planned It All"||2||158|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the Pre-Semifinal Round.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|4||Norway||Bulgaria, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands|
|2||Montenegro||BIG 5, Lithuania|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semifinal.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|4||Sweden||Andorra, Italy, Luxembourg, Romania|
|3||Poland||Czech Republic, Denmark, Ukraine|
|Czech Republic||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semifinal.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|6||Switzerland||Austria, Montenegro, Morocco, Russia, Spain, Turkey|
|3||Finland||Croatia, Slovakia, United Kingdom|
|France||Estonia, Latvia, Norway|
|United Kingdom||San Marino, Serbia|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final.
|N.||Recipient nation||Voting nation|
|7||Switzerland||Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom|
|6||Ukraine||Albania, Armenia, Greece, Israel, Moldova, Russia|
|4||Norway||Belarus, France, Netherlands, Portugal|
|3||Albania||Croatia, Germany, Slovenia|
|Austria||Czech Republic, Switzerland, Ukraine|
|Slovenia||Estonia, Hungary, Macedonia|
|United Kingdom||Luxembourg, Malta, San Marino|
Voting order and spokespersons
- Further information: List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged
Eligibility for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged requires a national broadcaster with active ETU membership that would be able to broadcast the contest. As in every edition, an invitation to all the members have been sent in order to confirm whether they will participate or not. The following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below:
- Azerbaijan: The country was forced to withdraw for not voting in the previous edition. In addition, this country showed little interest in the contest due to its poor results.
Armenia's entry polemic
The entry "Jamanak e", chosen to represent Armenia in this edition, was seen as a sign of provocation against Azerbaijan. Although the Azeri country was forced to withdraw, the goverment complained about this song declaring that it was disrespectful with them and also with the spirit of the contest. The Head of Delegation asked to the TBU to disqualify Armenia for this reason, but the main producer didn't see any sign of provocation and the Armenian country could finally participate.
ESCT Second Chance Contest
- Main article: ESCT Second Chance Contest 31
The sixth ESCT Second Chance Contest edition took place when ESCT31 finnished and was hosted in Moldova for the first time. Each country could submit one of their national selection entries to compete in the contest with some rules applying for the entries.