After two semi finals and one grand final, Festival da Canção 2020 has finally come to and end, and we finally have a winner in Elisa with her song "Medo de Sentir". A total of eights qualified from the semi finals to battle it out to be crowned winner of Festival da Canção 2020 and earn the right to represent their country in Rotterdam. The results were decided by a mix of televoting and a panel of juries from various regions around Portugal. Filipe Sambado – Gerbera amarela
Festival da Canção 2020 will be the 54th edition of the festival, the music competition that selects Portugal's entries for the Eurovision Song Contest. And tonight we continue the race for glory!
Tonight we will see the remaining 4 acts out of 8 who will receive their chance to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam.
The second semi-final will take place at RTP's studios in Lisbon, and hosts for the show are José Carlos Malato and Sónia Ar
Tonight we will witness the start of the race for the Portuguese representative at Eurovision 2020! The 54th edition of Festival da Canção will consist of three live shows that will be broadcast during a two-week period, with two semi-finals on 22 and 29 February, taking place in RTP's studios in Lisbon, and the final on 7th of March 2020, held at the Coliseu Comendador Rondão Almeida in Elvas. Sixteen songs written by both professional and amateur composers, and with no lang
RTP, the Potuguese national broadcaster has today, released the songs due to compete in the 54th edition of Festival da Canção. You can listen to them here: 'Passe-Partout' by Bárbara Tinoco 'Rebellion' by Blasted 'Quero-te abraçar' (I want to hold you) by Cláudio Frank 'Cegueira' (Blindness) by Dubio feat. +351 'Medo de sentir' (Fear of feeling) by Elisa 'Não voltes mais' (Don't come back anymore) by Elisa Rodrigues 'Gerbera amarela do Sul' (Yellow gerbera of the South) by F
Portuguese broadcaster RTP announced today the list of composers that will be putting together the 16 entries for the 2020 edition of Festival da Canção, which is used to select the Portuguese participant for the Eurovision Song Contest. Among the creditable composers is Dino D'Santiago, who performed during the interval in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Others include Blasted Mechanism, Jimmy P, Marta Carvalho and Tiago Nacarato. Each and every composer will hav
The running order for the final of Festival da Canção 2019 has been revealed. After two semi finals, in which four acts qualified from each, a total of 8 acts will be singing in the final for the chance to win the ticket to Tel Aviv. The running order for the show, which takes places in Lisbon on March 2nd, is as follows: Calema – A Dois Mariana Bragada – Mar Doce Matay – Perfeito Surma – Pugna NBC – Igual A Ti Madrepaz – Mundo a Mudar Conan Osíris – Telemóveis Ana Cláudia –
Portugal won Eurovision for the first time in 2017 - with Salvador Sobral's ballad 'Amar pelos dois' going on to being the highest scoring winner in history and following 2018 where RTP hosted the contest for the first time in capital city Lisbon it appears that interest is reaching new highs for the country as they have received over 200 public submissions for their National Selection show 'Festival da Canção'. National Final 'Festival da Canção' typically see's most of its
Luisa is most famous for being the composer of Portugal's only ever winning Eurovision entry "Amar pelos dois", that was sung by her brother Salvador Sobral back in Ukraine 2017. However, since then it has been revealed that the singer was approached by RAI to perform at Italy's SanRemo festival 2019. In an interview with Portugal's online newspaper 'Observador', the talented singer stated that she was offered the chance to sing at Sanremo, but ultimately declined the invita
Last month Rita Laranjeira was announced as Portugal's Junior Eurovision 2018 representative and will be flying the Portuguese flag in October - beating nine other participants being considered by Portuguese broadcaster RTP. We also learned at the time that Rita was heading straight to the recording studio and now her song 'Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)' has been released. You can check it out below. Translated to English, the song title reads 'I Like Everything (I Do
Portuguese broadcaster RTP have today announced that 13-year old Rita Laranjeira will represent Portugal at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The announcement was made on the television programme Agora Nós by host Carla Bugalho. Out of a total of 10 participants, Rita was chosen as Portugal's representative by a jury. Carla Bugalho also revealed that Rita will be heading to the recording studio in the coming days to work on her song, and for the first time in