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”
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!