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.
Jan van Dijk
João de Matos and Antunes Varela
Ricardo Afonso, Luis Fernando, and Rui Fingers
Tiago Pais Dias
You’ll remember Eurovision veteran Andréj Babic as the composer of “Senhora do mar (Negras águas) (Lady of the sea (Dark waters)), which Vania Fernandes sang for Portugal in 2008.
Andréj also wrote Croatia’s 2003 entry “Vise nisam tvoja”, sung by Claudia Beni; Bosnia & Herzegovina’s 2005 entry “Call Me”, sung by Feminnem; and Slovenia’s 2007 entry “Cvet z juga”, sung by Alenka Gotar, among others.
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)