The national broadcaster for Portugal has revealed today the running order for the two semi finals of the Festival da Canção.
The first semi final will take place next week, and see eight singers compete for four places in the Grand Final. The singers, and shows are as follows:
Semi Final One- !6th February 2019
Ana Cláudia – Inércia
João Campos – É o que é
Soraia Tavares – O Meu Sonho
Calema – A Dios
Conan Osíris – Telemóveis
Ela Limão – Mais Brillante Que Mil Sóis
Filipe Keil – Hoje
The first semi-final will take place at RTP's studios in Lisbon, and will be hosted by Sónia Araújo and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira.
Semi Final Two- 23rd February 2019
Lara Laquiz – O Lugar
Dan Riverman – Lava
Mariana Bragada – Mar Doce
João Couto – O Jantar
Madrepaz – Mundo A Mudar
Surma – Pugna
Mila Dores – Debaixo Do Luar
NBC – Igual A Ti
The second semi- final will take place at RTP's studio's in Lisbon, and will be hosted byJosé Carlos Malato and Jorge Gabriel.
Check out Andy's reaction to the Portuguese songs below:
The final will consist of eight singers, and will be held in the Portimão Arena on the 2nd March 2019. The semi finals will see a professional jury, and the public each have 50% say on who they want to qualify. However, the final will be different and see regional juries, along with the public deciding on the winner.
This year Portugal opted to allow the artists to write their own song, and those composers who did submit entries were all responsible for selecting the artists to sing them.
We at Eurovoxx are excited for Portugal's next entry? Could there be a Eurovision winning song in these sixteen entries? Please telll us what you think in the comments below.