Diogo Piçarra Cláudia Pascoal

Olá, outra vez! After a very competitive first semi-final (that included a voting mistake from RTP), the traditional Festival da Canção was back for its second semi-final.

Seven acts from the thirteen competing made it to the final. In the end, Diogo Piçarra, Cláudia Pascoal, Maria Inés Paris, Minnie & Rhayra, Lili, David Pessoa and Peter Serrado won the coveted golden ticket to Guimarães.

While the ballad influence continued, tonight’s show showcased more diversity, with influences from Africa and contemporary pop while maintaining clear Portuguese roots.

Few surprises here, as Diogo Piçarra came on top of the voting, with his song “Canção do fim”. He won both the jury and the televote, and amassed 24 points.

Diogo Piçarra – “Canção do fim”

In second place we have Cláudia Pascoal with “O Jardim”, with 20 points (10 from the jury and another 10 from the televote). In the bronze position we have Maria Inés Paris, who opened the show, and then had to perform again due to some technical problems. Her entry “Bandeira Azul” received 12 points (seven from the juries, five from the audience).

In fourth place there was Minnie & Rhayra, with their curiously titled “Patati Patata”. They got 10 points, just like Lili, with her entry “O voo das cegonhas”. In sixth and seventh place, with nine points both, there were Peter Serrado and David Pessoa.

Cláudia Pascoal – “O jardim”

Therefore, the qualifiers are:

  • Diogo Piçarra with “Canção do fim”
  • Cláudia Pascoal with “O jardim”
  • Maria Inés Paris with “Bandeira Azul”
  • Minnie & Rhayra with “Patati Patata”
  • Lili with “O voo das cegonhas”
  • David Pessoa with “Amor veloz”
  • Peter Serrado with “Sunset”

And the six songs that don’t proceed to the final are:

  • Susana Travassos with “Messageira”
  • Tamin with “Sobre nós”
  • Daniela Onis with “P’ra là do rio”
  • Rita Ruívo with “Anda dai”
  • Dora Fidalgo with “Arco-íris”
  • Sequin with “All over again”

cláudia pascoal

Do you agree with the results? Have your favourites qualified? Who would you have put in the final? What do you expect from next week’s final? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth

How come A Mensageira by Susana Travassos didn’t make it? Her voice is BEAUTIFUL. Oh well… I’m rooting for Claudia Pascoal!

OohHoney
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OohHoney

“CANÇÃO DO FIM“ had me clutching my pearls. What a stunning song! Beautifully simple, in the same fashion as Salvador brought last year. This feels like the winner and a natural progression from last year. What a beautiful follow up entry.

Bernardo
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Bernardo

Everybody talking about the plagiarized music of Diogo that people have forgotten that Isaura also plagiarized “The Wings” by Gustavo Santaolalla who composed a song for the movie “Brokeback Mountain”.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fe1dzhY_ps

Louis Hayden
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Louis Hayden

Ew… Your ears are awful: the songs are so different!

Me
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Me

I honestly can’t see any similarity.

Rúben
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Rúben

try harder, deves ser um fã do Diogo a tentar deitar a baixo a única música que pode concorrer com a música do Diogo.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

Pára ninguém copiou ninguém, o meu comentário há bocado foi ridículo e já estou com arrependimento disso. E é bom que vocês fãs dele o respeitem nesse sentido até porque ele também é amigo dela [Isaura] e é tóxica a nossa atitude de pseudo-rivalidades.

thespb01
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thespb01

I don’t really care what Portugal send, just as long as it sounds like it’s vaguely from the 21st century. If they send a Salvador rip-off, they’ll probably flop – Tu cancion will hoover up all of those votes. It doesn’t really matter, anyway – RTP definitely don’t want to win again so soon.

MR
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MR
Xilophone
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Xilophone

The melody is identical to Diogo’s song…
I really want to believe that he didn’t copied it, but it’s identical…
So sad…
Will he be disqualified from the final?

No Name
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No Name

No

Xilophone
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Xilophone

There’s this one song also that sounds like Diogo’s song…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZsZkB-HcyE&feature=youtu.be

sunny
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sunny

Wow, someone really likes Cristian songs! 😀
This is so sad because it will probably win anyway. 🙁

chanson
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chanson

I think it might be some Christian standard… It exists in Polish as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96q5YBYpA1s

chanson
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chanson

This is just a random video, btw. I don’t think this song has one canonical performer/artist attached to it, at least in its Polish incarnation.

Ohi
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Ohi

Diogo is a ?. What I will say is that Portugal’s songs have a feeling and sincerity I haven’t seen in other finals this year… And considering how dry a year they could easily return to the top 10 or better

Anna
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Anna

Diogo song will be disqualified.

Marco
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Marco

Use your real name, bud. Já se sabe que querem sabotar o Diogo, mas eles não votam na final.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I loved Peter Serrado’s voice. I guess the problem is that his song is so much different than the rest of the contestants than it sounded almost like he was on a different competition. I’m glad that he will bring some diversity to the final.

AngieP
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AngieP

Wow! “Canção do fim” was so good! Diogo gave a stunning performance! Simple yet beautiful. I loved the instruments around him. I was touched without knowing what he was singing. I also liked“O jardim”. It’s in Portuguese and yet it doesn’t sound dated at all. Honourable mention: “Patati Patata” (a fun, up-beat song at last, entertaining act) “Canção do fim”: What a performance! Simple yet beautiful. I loved the instruments around him. I was touched without knowing what he was singing. “Amor veloz”: Nice melody. Boring. “O jardim”: What I like about this song is that it’s in Portuguese and… Read more »

Jairo
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Jairo
desfolhada
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desfolhada

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TytCXURmtZ4
oops, but nice cover Piçarra!

pedro
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pedro

wooww…
I don’t what is more intriguing… the fact that both songs sound very similar or the fact that there are people that actually knew this video… :s

sunny
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sunny

Hahah, Pedro, exactly! 😀

Roxy
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Roxy

Well caught! That was unexpected.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

And now the plot thickens…

Thinkaboutit
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Thinkaboutit

Now this resemblance is funny. Diogo didn’t copy that song but this melodic coincidence just shows how poor his composition is. And there I say it, also the lyrics could be richer. His intentions were great, but the end result falls a bit behind what one could expect of a singer/songwriter with such hype. But he will most probably win the national selection this year. So best of luck Portugal. 😉

No Name
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No Name

Stop trying so hard, we all know you’re a Piçarra hater…

Roxy
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Roxy

You stop wrongly accusing people. Come forward and say the songs don’t sound similar. Can you?

No Name
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No Name

They do but doesn’t automatically mean that it’s plagiarism. Stop being a messy troll

Roxy
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Roxy

Interesting fact: people who don’t share your opinion are not always messy troll. These two songs sound very similar. Maybe it’s unintentional but the fact that both songs are in Portuguese is actually quite suspicious.

Marco
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Marco

Roxy, Mans was accused of plagiarism and won.

Roxy
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Roxy

Well, I’m not accusing him of anything at this stage. Different songs may sound similar sometimes. I just find these two songs unmistakably parallel. In my opinion, it would be better for Portugal to choose wisely to avoid any accusations.

God-Emperor
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God-Emperor

Another reason not to vote for Piçarra. In fact, it should be disqualified. Surely we don’t want to risk having a disgusting plagirism representing us.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

[] Now I felt bad for him! I just was pissed because his fandom are saying than the others songs are “bad” and plagiarism but when someone started to say his song has similiar melody than this. I just post it here to piss his fans. My attitude was wrong, I wasn’t fair with him. I’m sorry. I know I’m anonymous here but I will feel better to apologize him anyway. []

Pasadena
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Pasadena

Whaat? Diogo got the dreaded 2nd spot in the running order in the final. Peu Madureira sings last.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

Eu vou votar na Isaura, se Portugal conseguiu ganhar o ESC a Isaura e a Cláudia também conseguem ganhar aquilo! 😉

lluussoo
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lluussoo

Agree with everything you said. Isaura’s song is a gem. But it’s gonna be hard to beat Diogo Piçarra. I just hope that Peu doesn’t win. That would be embarrassing, to say the least…

Roxy
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Roxy

Can someone tell me what O jardim is about? Such a great song!

thrust
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thrust

The lyrics are about how she takes care of “the garden” that was left after the death of the her grandma. Its a song about the loss of a loved one

Roxy
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Roxy

Oh, one can tell, she delivers it with such soul. Thank you for the explanation.

sunny
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sunny

I think it’s about the composer’s grandmother who has passed away, and she’s saying “now that your gone, I’ll take care of your graden”.

Roxy
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Roxy

Thank you as well. Meaningful lyrics and modern beats, that’s what I call a good song.

Opinion maker
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Opinion maker

I never wanted you
Less than anything
Always, my love

If in heaven you are happy, too
Take me, I’ll care for
Always, around you

It’s the flowers of my place
And now that you’re not here
I will water your garden 2x

I already promised
That one day I’ll change
Or try, to be better

If from heaven you are happy, too
Take me, I swear
Always, for your sake

It’s the flowers of my place
And now that you’re not here
I will water your garden 2x

And now that you’re not here
I will water your garden 4x

Happy seal
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Happy seal

Diogo is beautiful, the melody is beautiful, but my heart goes to Claudia Pascoal. That song is just magic.

My TOP 5 from the 2 semi-finals
– Claudia Pascoal “O Jardim”
– Diogo Piçarra “Canção do Fim”
– Lili “Voo das Cegonhas”
– Peter Serrado “Sunset”
– Janeiro “(sem título)”

Bruno
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Really don’t understand the hype around Diogo Picarra’s song. He’s capable of so much better than this uninteresting ballad which after Salvador doesn’t come across sincere at all. I personally don’t even think the tone of the song fits his voice.

My vote this year goes to Claudia Pascoal, meaningful lyrics, great interpretation and something MODERN from Portugal for a change.

sunny
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sunny

Absolutly, and despite Diogo’s good vocals, the song is cheesy as hell!
And it bothers me that it’s suposed to be a “non love song” but it sounds exactly as one!

Licia
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Licia

If it makes you uncomfortable, its already working.

sunny
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sunny

Licia, not like that, it just doesn’t make sense to say “this is not a love sing” and then the song sounds as one! (especially if you don’t understand the lyrics)

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

Diogo Piçarra’s performance was OUTSTANDING!!! ABSOLUTELY LOVED that!! Hopefully Portugal will make a right choice for two years in a row. GO DIOGO!!

Joe
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Joe

Send Diogo or Claudia and Portugal could start booking a venue for next year, too. That’s legit winner material.

Roxy
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Roxy

Diogo’s song is so beautiful and dreamy. I really liked it but it would be a safe choice for Portugal after all to follow footsteps of Salvador, at least that’s what many people would think. But most likely he’s going to win anyway. I’d be disappointed but at least we’d get some eye candy. He is gorgeous. On the other hand Claudia’s song is just SO GOOD. Omg, I don’t know what she’s singing about but this song is better than anything we heard in FdC. It’s fresh, it’s contemporary, it’s just brilliant. I love that the composer joined her… Read more »

Liz
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Liz

There is something fishy about you… I could bet that you are an obsessed Diogo Portuguese fan who is just pretending to be someone else… I really din’t get obsessed fans… God, there is si much more to life than these ilogical obsessions!

Roxy
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Roxy

Haha, not even close. Check my comment above, I don’t even understand what the songs are about.
My honest favorite is O jardim anyway, I think I made this very clear.

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Roxy i apologise for her rude behavior. It’s typical of some portuguese eurofans. You gave a solid comment, with arguments and she wrote something totally illogical, out of context and disrespectful. You have to understand that people with low IQs always react that way. It’s also how they were educated. Dont feed her hate. Shes trying to support her idols by bashing the favorite. It’s worthless-.The internet gives these sad people a chance to look for attention. Ignore and move on.

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

You dont have to justify your opinion. Cheers.

Eve
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Eve

Portugesse fella, such refreshing comment! Its not typical behaviour of only esc Portuguese fans,it’s typical for all esc fans. Seriously, this place became toxic because of close-minded and insecure people.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Sadly it’s not just ESC fans behaviour, but the way people behave online these days. I don’t know it’s on Wiwibloggs team’s plans but they should think about a different system for the comments section to avoid this toxicity you’ve mentioned.

All we can do for now is to not feed the trolls and have healthy interactions here, so maybe people that have solid opinions to give but prefer to avoid the trouble would feel welcome enough to join the conversation.

Roxy
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Roxy

Thank you for your support. I have no clue where she got that idea from really. I’m not Portuguese but I wish Portugal the very best!

up!
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up!

Lili and her O voo das cegonhas impressed me a lot… She would be my choice.
Peu, Anabela and Claudia would be alright, too.

Alex
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Alex

Boy, these are some sleepy songs from Portugal this year… out of the top 2 from both rounds, I would go with Diogo. His song is no “Amar pelos dois” but it’s well sung and emotional.

Kris
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Kris

What the hell is wrong with Portugal!!
How did O jardim not win the televote! It is literally the only song in this selection with any international appeal….

It reminded me of the opening of Same in the French NF

Pavel
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Pavel

”International appeal” never works for Portugal. BTW, ”O Jardim” is in the same genre/target audience with ”Mercy”

Kris
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Kris

The opening sequence though sounds like the opening of Same – June the girl

Robyn Gallagher
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Diogo is so dreamy. I think he also might have been singing a song? Anyway, he’s so dreamy.

No Name
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No Name

Hahahaha

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Wait, what? XD

Liz
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Liz

I personally think he is ugly. But this is not important in the Eurovision SONG Contest. 🙂

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Liz, if it isnt why did you feel the need to mention it? I personally think that beauty is subjective and you should have kept it to yourself. Disliking his video wasnt enough? too bad. Get some self esteem.

jim
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jim

i cant believe there are people capable of fully listening to all those bland songs…

Héctor
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Héctor

I wonder how the Portuguese people can watch Festival da Cançao enterily, so boring. Don’t get me wrong, I like slow songs, but this is too much. They are not even good.

It was obvious Diogo Pizarra and Claudia were going to top this SF. I personally prefer Claudia. My fav was Sequin, “All Over Again” was really beautiful and special, but her performance wasn’t enough.

Portugal is following the same path as last year (and almost every year with slow and dated songs). There are some interesting songs, but I can’t see a top 10 placing for Portugal.

Elfi
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Elfi

Hector, u dont need to watch right? feel free to watch something else, here in Portugak we like to have, watch and hear salvador sobral, luisa sobral, antónio zambujo, dama, Da weasel when we do mainstream we like for example Richie Campel… let me explain we like stuff that it’s not copycat… We don’t need swedish trash, but thank you anyway 🙂

a fam
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a fam

Elfi, he’s spanish and he’s jealous. His favorite song is the spanish one (which follows the same path as Sobral and is dated asf). He also predicted sobral would not go through the semi final. He doesnt understand much of ESC :)))

Emmanuel Sandier
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Emmanuel Sandier

Lily with “O Voo das Cegonhas” to win!
I just loved the song from the 45 sec and it grows more with the hole performance. It’s very catchy different vibes to ESC. I hope Portuguese people vote for this one that stand more than Diogo. He is very famous but we know he could do something much more. It was good after all but no surprising. It won’t stand side by side with Italy and France. Please Portugal send “O Voo das Cegonhas”! 😀

Hada
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Hada

This is Salvador’s hot evil twin’s to lose. I’d be happy with either him, Claudia, Lili, Janeiro or even Catarina Miranda representing Portugal this year at ESC.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Hahaha, loved the “hot evil twin”.

Pavel
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Pavel

Anabela of 1993 legacy is going to win

beccaboo1212
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OFF TOPIC: Anna Trincher (Junior Eurovision 2015, Ukraine) blew the judges away on the adult version of The Voice with an excellent cover of Jamala’s “Zlyva”. 🙂

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQBFxiLVXx4

lluussoo
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lluussoo

Diogo Piçarra for the win! It’s the only song which can prevent Portugal from the much predictable bottom 5.

God-Emperor
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God-Emperor

I’m in minority but… Só por ela is still my absolute favourite with O Jardim really close to that spot. Canção do fim, on the other hand, is way over the top. It doesn’t come across as sincere to me plus the message is really not that big of a deal, just random “philosophical” clichés talking about a dark humanity nowadays…lol, we already have France and Italy with depressingly political propaganda pieces.
Forget about reputation, vote for the best song and not the pretty face. 😉

Tiago S
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Tiago S

We might be in minority but I have your exact opinion!

Eve
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Eve

I like So por ela too, my favourite, very emotional singing and beautiful melody, unpretensious, it really touched me, even I don’t understand any word 🙂

ale
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ale

Claudia and Diogo pls

opinion maker
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opinion maker

I am noticing that many Portuguese people are liking Catarina Miranda’s song “Para sorrir nao preciso de nada”… Although I think it is a good song, it will be forgotten in the final and we (Portuguese people) are going to feel embarrassed for getting low points. Diogo Picarra or Claudia Pascoal WILL MAKE PORTUGAL PROUD AND POSSIBLY BE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE OF THE SCORE BOARD. just my opinion.

Filipe Campos
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Filipe Campos

I thought that this way of choosing songs had ended with Salvador’s victory … The best music wins, this is the only way to look at the FC.

opinion maker
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opinion maker

I guess you are right, the best song wins. and in my opinion the best song is Claudia with “O Jardim.” Lyrically, it’s Diogo with “Cancao do fim”.

Rory
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Rory

It’s all forgiven to the Portuguese people this year.
Whatever they’ll choose will be a decent follow after Salvador.

And I think that this year, Diogo may be the winner. It really has the same vibe as Salvador, which ain’t a good thing overall (literally having the same song two years in a row for Portugal), but OK. It’s forgiven.

Rory
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Rory

Personally, Claudia’s song is what I really NEED in my life right now and in May. <3

Thinkaboutit
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Thinkaboutit

Diogo’s uninspired lyrics short circuit my brain, really. Luisa’s lyrics last year were simple, Diogo’s lyrics here are just poor. And the melody doesn’t help at all. (And why does he insist in mumbling on top of the strings interlude?!)

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

The lyrics arent poor at all, but you’re allowed to have your opinion i guess.

isabel
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isabel

Yes, the lyrics are very poor indeed. Playing Cliché. I don’t get how the jury gave 12 points. It was expected that his teenager fanbase would vote massively, but the jury? It puzzles me.

DragKvinna
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DragKvinna

Nunca vi nada assim

Filipe Campos
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Filipe Campos

“Canção do fim”, “sem título” and “Para sorrir não preciso de nada” are the favorites. I think the lyrics of “Canção do fim” will be decisive for the victory.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

https://www.instagram.com/p/BfYK6c6hZI5/?taken-by=isauramusic
nope
“o jardim” is better than “Canção do fim”
Anyone can write a song about humanity, Isaura’s song is just more than typical humanity song!
But vote for Catarina Miranda’s song anyway 🙂

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

desfolhada, claudia’s song kinda reminds me of michaels from germany…the whole piano thing…his song is also about someone who died…

desfolhada
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desfolhada

idc about germany song, I just want the best song for Portugal. But according with your logic is better to chose “o voo das cegonhas” is the most different.
oh also Piçarra’s song with strings arrangement reminds me the last ESC winner.

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Da heck? What do you mean by my logic? You cant interpret a text, can you? yeah every ballad is last esc winnner

desfolhada
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desfolhada

because you are comparing “o jardim” with germany song…
About Piçarra It’s about strings arrangements, the style is so 60s… like APD but APD is heaven.

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Desfolhada, i cant compare it? it’s because of the piano, i just find some things similar. It doesnt mean im illogical.

Elfi
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Elfi

From a Portuguese guy that have his own opinion.
Top 5
1- Claudia
2- Janeiro
3- Catarina
4- Diogo
5- Lili

I want to know your country and your top 5

Filipe Campos
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Filipe Campos

Tuga.
1- Catarina
2- Diogo
3 – Janeiro
4- Peu
5 – Anabela

😉

Elfi
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Elfi

Catarina is special indeed, nice to see a different top 5 😉

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’m from Brazil. My top 5 would be Catarina, Diogo, Cláudia, Anabela and Janeiro. Loved all of them.

Elfi
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Elfi

hey Sabrina, nice top 5, but if u have to choose from 1 to 5 how would it be?… just curious :p

Sabrina
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Sabrina

The order would be just that. But I think Cláudia is the one who can improve from the semi. I liked her emotions tonight, but I think she should had more control during the performance. If she can do that, it would be perfect, because I think her song is the best of the bunch.

Elfi
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Elfi

oh sorry! xD got it, in Guimarães im hoping to see more a performance vibe from all, more visual attraction, and im praying that isaura and claudia have something magical prepared…

Sabrina
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Sabrina

This is a good point. We could expect a way bigger stage on the final, so maybe some acts could bring something new to the table and surprise the audience. The RTP studio was limiting them a lot.

eurana
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eurana

We have a winner in Portugal !! Diogo Picarra is amazing !!

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Unlike other portuguese, i will be myself and not pretend to be foreign. Anyways:

1-Claudia was good. She has a charming tone and stage presence, but the staging must be improved tbh

2-Diogo has a lovely song. I feel like he can do a lot better so hopefully he’ll improve some things.

3- peter was great. the jury giving him 1 point was the joke of the night, the prejudice for singing in english is back.

Anna K
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Anna K

Peu´s song is CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Pedro
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Pedro

Peu’s song is the worst in the bunch! From a portuguese guy, I hope the jury and the televote will kill it 🙂

Thales
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Thales

I hope that Peu will have the same faith as Viva la Diva xD bad song and bad singer. Portugal has more to offer 😉

Klow vandam
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Klow vandam

Diogo is amazing. He’s hot too lol

Episode
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Episode

Diogo’s song kinda reminds me of José Cid’s “Na Cabana Junto À Praia”. There are some similarities in the melody.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I would love to comment about Diogo and Cláudia, but one more time my comments are being filtered and I have no idea why. The same has happened when I tried to talk about the same songs when the snippets were release. Go figure it…

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Diogo’s song is very beautiful. I liked how the camera angles made good use of his beauty and helped setting the tone of the performance. I also liked the idea to put the musicians on display. But I still think Portugal should draw a line between this year’s entry and Salvador. Based on the results of the semifinals, Diogo and Peu will battle for the victory and both will be compared to Salvador, even if those 3 songs are all different from each other. I’m not so sure about Cláudia’s performance. She was very emotional and that was good, but… Read more »

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Good comment. Diogo song has nothing to do with Salvador, though. Only the fact that it has violins, but we had similar songs to Sobral in our Festival da cancao before, so it’s not new.

Peu is a fado inspired song as well, and i like it too. I want either Claudia or Diogo to win. But i’m scared because Claudia’s ballad is the one with more pop rhythm…it will be eaten by the other ones.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

We know that the songs are different (Diogo’s song isn’t even a love song!), but many people will try to sell the idea that Portugal is trying the same trick again. And many will buy it, since they still hasn’t accepted Salvador’s win and also the “feelings vs fireworks” speech. I always defend that people should vote for the song they love, no matter how it will play to the other countries. I just think that those who loved both “Canção do Fim” / “Só por Ela” and “O Jardim” / “Para Sorrir Eu Não Preciso de Nada” could flirt… Read more »

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Sabrina, they have been doing that to literally every ballad or sad song this year. It’s their problem.

I’d love to see a woman there too, but even women will be compared, it’s pointless. My goal would have been to send a rock song this year, something different, but that wasnt available, so we gotta work with what we have…

Diogo and Claudia can give us a decent result, at least. I dont think we expect to be in top 5 or even top 10 this year…

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I agree that’s their problem. Even “Mercy” became a ballad for some people. They’re getting crazy! It’s also annoying how all slow songs are the same thing to them. A rock song would be awesome, but Festival da Canção hasn’t offered much variety this year. So I agree that Portugal needs to work with the best they have and it would be a ballad one more time. I would say that your country’s mission in 2018 is to reaffirm that Portugal is looking for quality and any of the entries we mentioned are classy acts, even if individually they could… Read more »

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

My only fear is the alignment. If we send a ballad and get paired between Spain and Germany…i mean…it could be crucial for us and for them too, it’s not gonna stand out much… but that could also happen to a pop song, i guess. Still it may not mean anything, Ukraine was super different last year and they got bottom 5. The songs are ok, we gotta improve the staging. Not sure if you felt the same, but im seeing too much of these ‘let’s stand still on stage and do nothing else’ stagings…btw the composer was also on… Read more »

Eli
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Eli

Piçarra is overrated as hell.
Not saying his song wasn’t good – it was – but it wasn’t one of the best, and yet…
My personal favourite is Cláudia Pascoal with ‘O jardim’!

Jonh Malt
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Jonh Malt

Oh yeah! I’m just mesmerized with it! Such a lovely, nowadays and beautiful song. Diogo just uses an old formula again and again in this song. He sings every phrase the same way…

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

No, it’s just the way of him singing. I follow him since the beginning. Then again, people said salvador was boring and looked like a drug addict. Nothing new.

Elfi
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Elfi

Diogo it’s not this song… no way! Jonh Malt is right… this is just safe, Diogo himself said that he stopped to be Diogo Piçarra and he did this song just thinking on FC, that’s just wrong… the song he noemally do are far better than this

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

LMAO. Diogo has always done ballads. The only difference is, this one uses violins and talks about more than love. That’s what he meant.

Pá, deixa isso rapaz 😉 se tu mesmo, começa a ser ridiculo.

Elfi
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Elfi

Miudo, nada a esconder no meu 1o comentário disse que era portugues. O diogo já há muito seguiu uma variante mais electro que preferia ter visto no FC. ponto! é a minha opinião… se calhar quem deveria ser mais verdadeiro és tu… é so punheteiros do piçarra meu deus, que degredo xD

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Nao tinha visto o teu 1º comentário. Putanheiros que? Lol. Trata-te, rapaz.

Elfi
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Elfi

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Já saiu tudo? xD

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

Erm…saiu o facto que precisas de crescer. Boa sorte.

Elfi
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Elfi

Obrigado. Opiniões, gostos, etc etc, não precisam de argumentos, deverias pensar nisso. De resto, mais nada a acrescentar

Jonh Malt
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Jonh Malt

Don’t get me wrong. I love Diogo. I just don’t think that this one, specifically, was his best. I was expecting some electric feeling to it. With that said, I love Diogo from the start also, but for me it’s Claudia with O Jardim for the win!

Elfi
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Elfi

Thank you!! 🙂

Chris
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Chris

Diogo Piçarra, Claudia, Peter or Catarina Miranda! Good luck Portugal! I only dislike Maria Inês and Peu Madureira.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

I hope Claudia Pascoal (with Isaura) wins FC like Jamala won ESC for the God’s sake!
Diogo Piçarra is overrated comparing with masterpiece “O Jardim”.

Roxy
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Roxy

I hear you! My best wishes are for her too. That song is what we need from Portugal this year.

Thales
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Thales

Piçarra!! <3 Love from the Netherlands 🙂 And now, Peu who?? xD don't be stupid Portugal, please! Send Diogo!

Jo
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Jo

Between these two songs, I prefer Cláudia Pascoal with “O Jardim”, I like the R&Bish ending.
However, it’s clear that they will send Diogo.

Jane Williams
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Jane Williams

Im in love with diogos song.