Suzy—born Susana Guerra—has won Portugal’s Festival Da Canção with her song “Quero Ser Tua” (Wanna Be Yours). The song is three minutes of upbeat cha-cha, and the stage show includes women in really short skirts and men beating really big drums. It’s a party in Portugal, y’all. Suzy had her biggest success in the 1990’s. Hopefully representing Portugal can bring […]
By the end of the night we will know which of the remaining 5 artists has won Festival da Canção and will sing for Portugal at Eurovision. Since the last semifinal on March 8, more than 800 of our readers have voted for their favourite. After counting and verifying the results, we can now reveal that […]
This year Portuguese broadcaster RTP is handing power to the people at Festival Da Canção, its national selection for Eurovision. There are no regional juries, which means televoters alone will determine who will win sing at ESC.
After a one year absence, we are happy that Portugal will again #JoinUs all at Eurovision in Copenhagen. Portuguese broadcaster RTP decided to keep Festival da Canção simple this year with one semi-final (that went down tonight) and one final. Not a bad idea for a country still recovering from the chill of recession. Anyway, Rui Andrade, Zana, […]
RTP, Portugal’s state broadcaster, has revealed the names of the 10 composers it has invited to pen songs for Festival da Canção, the Portuguese national selection. It’s invitation only, y’all.
RTP, Portugal’s state broadcaster, finally has its house in order. Last year the cash-strapped nation had to withdraw from Eurovision because of the ongoing downturn. But they have pinched pennies and found a way to make it work in 2014. We are so glad!
Portugal shares in the radiant Iberian weather of Spain and Andorra. Unfortunately it also shares their abysmal record at Eurovision. Lisbon may not have placed last, but it’s also never had cause to cheer ‘Saúde’ at points pouring in from across Europe because…well…that’s never happened. In fact they’ve never been given enough points to crack […]
For five years, the city of Sebtúbal in Portugal has been hosting the biggest “off-season” Eurovision event of the calendar. This is of course the “Eurovision Live Concert”, which will be taking place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of September this year. If there are any Eurovision fans that are looking for sun rather […]