This Saturday Portugal will stage the final of Festival Da Canção, its national selection for Eurovision 2015. From newcomers to golden oldies, from 80s retro to teary ballads, this final has it all — and all of it is doused in Portuguese flavour! Thankfully this year’s contest has been death-threat free so far…

Take a look at each of the entries below, and then have a long and hard think about your favourite. Then vote in our poll. But don’t think too long, as this poll will close on Saturday 7 March at 17:00 GMT. You can vote for as many acts as you would like, but you can only vote ONE time. So make it count.

Festival Da Canção 2015: The Finalists

Gonçalo Tavares “Tu Tens Uma Magica

José Freitas “Mal menor (Ninguém me guia à razão)

Leonor Andrade “Ha Um Mar Que Nos Separa

Simone de Oliveira “À espera das canções

Teresa Radamanto “Um Fado Em Viena

Yola Dinis “Outra Vez Primavera

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Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
6 years ago

PS. Simone not winning is all her doing. She was good enough for the win, but wants to throw away money for someone who says will give-up the title. If only German guy was that considerate to announce it in advance.

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
6 years ago

Bad news, Yula is out 🙁 ANOTHER example of Wiwi-blogs polls being wrong (PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, NOT BE WRONG ABOUT NORWAY).

Thankfully, Jose Freitas is also out, so Portugal will step-up their game.

Now, my favorite would be Teresa, I love that song and it would also fit the occasion, but part of me also wants Goncalo to win: a man with an upbeat song, it would stand out. Other male performers with upbeat songs are dreadful this year. I wouldn’t dislike it being Leonor either.

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
6 years ago

After second listening, I would definitely say that number one song is Outra Vez Primavera, while Fado em Viena is a close second. Probably either would enter my Top 10.

As for the actual result, I am really skeptical, since this year Wiwi-blogs results jinx almost all national finals. Only one that matches is Estonia and only one in which I loved the winner more than poll winner is Greece.

Fingers crossed for tonight, since variations might be huge. Yola will probably be in my top 10, while Jose will compete for the rock bottom.

ESCFanPT
ESCFanPT
6 years ago

There’s 4 great songs this year in Festival da Canção 2015. Leonor Andrade has a song that gives Portugal more chances of winning in Eurovision. It’s one of the songs with more rhythm in the final, including Gonçalo Tavares. If she goes to Eurovison, the Europeans will probably pay attention on her song. It may qualify in Eurovision! Yola Dinis has a song that Europeans like most. She was wonderful singing that song last Tuesday. It may qualify as well! Gonçalo Tavares, for me, has the prize of “The Song That The Live Band Ruined More In The Semifinals”. When… Read more »

Edward Nygma
Edward Nygma
6 years ago

Yola’s song is the best and should go. I would be also ok with Simone (would be a hoot seeing her again in ESC) or Teresa. Leonor and Goncalo have so-so songs, but I guess I would get used. Jose’s song is a disaster, so please not that one.

blondboybc
blondboybc
6 years ago

I’m really liking Yola’s voice and song the best…classic with a Portuguese instrumental twist. Unfortunately, it will get lost in a year full of female ballads…. 🙁

Titaniumsparrow
Titaniumsparrow
6 years ago

Yola has the only Eurovision worthy song Portugal has ever put forward.
I like that it has a classical vibe to it which seems fitting for Vienna.
I still don’t see Portugal qualifying to the finals but good effort for finally stepping up your game Portugal.

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Well,any of the songs has that ‘smashing-winner-fact’ and indeed it will be a total surprise if they finally get qualified this year. Out of the six acts, I really enjoyed the astounding entry from the legendary Simone de Oliveira. She delivered TONS of feelings even I couldn’t understand well what she was singing about. In the other hand, Teresa Radamanto and Yola Dinis have both strong voices and potential Eurovision-ish entries, as in a Portuguese taste. That song from Leonor needs a huge revamp if she finally gets the trophy, and those two guys had the worst-of-all entries IMHO. Let’s… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago

GGGG, you forget also to tell that the finnish representatives are also better and more normal than you! 😉
Leonor to Viena!

GGGG
GGGG
6 years ago

I’m so sorry, but in my opinnion these songs are so out dated and poorly made, why rtp don’t try to get better writers & producers for this contest? Or is this kind of music REALLY liked in Portugal? Even Finland’s song is better than this 😀

CV
CV
6 years ago

Leonor should win, but the song will need some modifications if it goes to Vienna. More strength.

Filp
Filp
6 years ago

To: Day One (Marcus)
You SUUUCCCKKKSS MORE THAN PORTUGAL!!! Shut the f*ck up stupid!!
Good luck Portugal!! You are the MOST UNDERRATED COUNTRY in the Eurovision!! Choose Leonor, I think she is the best!
Greetings from Spain

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Yola, absolutely. If they send Simone de Oliviera I have a feeling her result will unfortunately be similar to what it was the first couple of times around.

D
D
6 years ago

Yola will probably win but none are that good. One of the weakest NFs of this season.

cheesecake
cheesecake
6 years ago

What a disappointment, the songs are all boring. I didn’t even vote for one of them. I feel sorry for Portugal.

Javier
Javier
6 years ago

Beautiful song and marvelous voice. I don´t think it will get to the final though… not because it lacks of quality but because Portuguese songs are systematically underrated in Eurovision. I am sure that if Serbia or any other balkan country sent this song they would be in the top 10 for sure… A pity!

Day One (Marcus)
Day One (Marcus)
6 years ago

Portugal suuuuuccccckkkkkkksssssssss

All of these songs are the last place song from the 90’2 I mean.
Do Portuguese people have ears?
And they can’t blame the language barrier because Serbia (Usually), Spain, Italy do well and they all sing at least half in their national language.
I think they should make it so countries at least the big 5 have to sing in their national language.
Enjoy the semi’s Portugal

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

Once more, it turns out that Portugal has no idea how to conquer Eurovision. I’m not surprised they almost always fail. This preselection will be one of the most boring in the history. While listening to these songs, i’m just falling asleep. It is like going back to the nineties. What a pity. Portugal would be such a fabulous place to host the contest.

ct
ct
6 years ago

Simone de Oliveira, great lady of Eurovision! Yes please!