Poll Results: Cláudia Pascoal should win Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2018 with “O Jardim”


It’s the infamously sedate national selection with a fondness for gentle old-school style songs. But Festival da Canção 2018 has been all about the drama!

Semi-final one had a mix-up with televoting results, while earlier this week we saw hot favourite Diogo Piçarra withdraw from the contest over plagiarism allegations.

Here’s hoping the only drama tonight will come courtesy of a tense voting sequence. However, if our poll is anything to go by, it looks like Portugal’s representative for Eurovision 2018 may already be a foregone conclusion.

After counting 1,927 votes, we can now reveal that Cláudia Pascoal is your favourite to sing for Portugal in Lisbon. The “O Jardim” songstress picked up 793 votes which amounts to a massive 41.15% of all votes cast.

Coming a distant second is Janeiro with “(sem título)”. The semi-final one runner-up picked up 249 votes (12.92%). The top five is completed by Lili, Catarina Miranda, and Peu Madureira respectively. In sixth place is Peter Serrado the only other act to score more than 100 votes.

At the other end of the table, we have Susana Travassos with “Mensageira”. Only six people gave her their vote. In her defence, Susana was only added to the poll after Diogo’s withdrawal, meaning she had less time to garner support.

Poll results:Who should win Festival da Canção 2018?

  1. “O Jardim” – Cláudia Pascoal 41.15% (793 votes)
  2. “(sem título)” – Janeiro 12.92% (249 votes)
  3. “Voo das Cegonhas” – Lili 9.5% (183 votes)
  4. “Para Sorrir Eu Não Preciso de Nada” – Catarina Miranda 8.56% (165 votes)
  5. “Só Por Ela” – Peu Madureira 6.69% (129 votes)
  6. “Sunset” – Peter Serrado 5.71% (110 votes)
  7. “Anda Estragar-me os Planos” – Joana Barra Vaz 3.17% (61 votes)
  8. “Para te dar abrigo” – Anabela 3.11% (60 votes)
  9. “Patati Patata” – Minnie & Rhayra 2.59% (50 votes)
  10. “Zero a Zero” – Joana Espadinha 2.34% (45 votes)
  11. “Bandeira Azul” – Maria Inês Paris 1.4% (27 votes)
  12. “Sem Medo” – Rui David 1.3% (25 votes)
  13. “Amor Veloz” – David Pessoa 1.25% (24 votes)
  14. “Mensageira” – Susana Travassos 0.31% (6 votes)

Total Votes: 1,927

The final of Festival da Canção 2018 airs at 22:15 CET tonight.

Do you agree with the poll results? Do you think that it’s Claudia’s to lose? Who is your winner? Let us know in the comments below.

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