RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster has revealed the names of the 2018 Eurovision press conference moderators.
It will be all about Pedro in the press centre! Pedro Granger and Pedro Penim will have the honour of conducting and moderating all the press conferences at the 2018 Eurovision Press Centre in Lisbon. Both men are accomplished actors and no new faces to the Eurovision Song Contest, having attended the event on several ocassions. They will also be hosting the 2018 Blue Carpet live from MAAT in Lisbon on Sunday 6 May.
The 2018 Eurovision rehearsals are set to kick off on Sunday 29 April with a total of 43 countries set to compete in the contest this year.
Pedro Granger is a familiar when it comes to the Eurovision Song Contest as he is a devoted Eurovision fan and has attended the contest many times.
Pedro is a well known actor and tv host in Portugal. The multi talented actor kicked off his career in 1999 at RTP. Since then, he has starred in numerous theatre plays, cinema and television. He hosted several TV shows, including the Portuguese versions of The Weakest Link and Idols.
Being a Eurovision fan since childhood, he presented the Portuguese national selection and was the Portuguese commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012. Besides being one of the hosts for the Blue Carpet, Pedro Granger is also a creative consultant contributing to the script of this year’s contest and he will be one of the press conference moderators this year.
Pedro Penim is a founding member and the artistic director of Teatro Praga, the company with which he has won several awards and prizes in theatre. His main work as a stage director and actor extends to the areas of writing, translation, TV presenting and education and he has had his works presented in France, Italy, Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Turkey, Israel, Slovenia and Hungary. He is also a creative consultant contributing to the script of this year’s contest and he will be one of the press conference moderators this year.