Festival da Canção 2018 Eurovision Portugal

The stakes are high, y’all! Everyone is curious to see which song will have the honour of representing Portugal on home turf. After two intense semi-finals (with a lot of drama behind the scenes), Festival da Canção 2018 will have its final in Guimarães this Sunday. But who should win the ticket to represent the Iberian nation?

Back in October, RTP announced the composers taking part in this years competition. Then, in January the 26 singers were announced. After the two semi-finals we found our 14 finalists, but only one will win the coveted prize.

We’ll be able to see them perform live this Sunday. But who should win? Listen to the 14 songs and vote for your favourites. As always, you can vote for as many songs as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!

“Sem Medo” – Rui David

“Mensageira” – Susana Travassos

“Sunset” – Peter Serrado

“Zero a Zero” – Joana Espadinha

“Voo das Cegonhas” – Lili

“Para Sorrir Eu Não Preciso de Nada” – Catarina Miranda

“Anda Estragar-me os Planos” – Joana Barra Vaz

“Amor Veloz” – David Pessoa

“Patati Patata” – Minnie & Rhayra

“(sem título)” – Janeiro

“Bandeira Azul” – Maria Inês Paris

“Para Te Dar Abrigo” – Anabela

“O Jardim” – Cláudia Pascoal

“Só Por Ela” – Peu Madureira

WHO SHOULD WIN PORTUGAL’S FESTIVAL DA CANÇÃO 2018?

We’ll reveal the winner of our poll before the final on Sunday. The final of Festival da Canção 2018 airs at 22:15 CET on March 4, live on RTP.

Make sure to let us know who you voted for in the comments section below — or even who you think will win!

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Anita
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Anita

O Jardim – Cláudia Pascoal
It’s the real thing.
I will listen to it ever so often thinking of my dead brother.

Ana
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Ana

O Jardim…. Please vote!

R
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R

O Jardim or O Voo das Cegonhas! 🙂

Gwendal
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Gwendal

3. “(sem titulo)” / “So Por Ela”
2. “O Jardim”
1. “Anda Estragar-me os Planos”. Surprised this unexpected little gem isn’t higher in bets.

m i r a i
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m i r a i

My TOP:

1. O Jardim
2. Sem Titulo
3. Para Sorrir Eu Nao Preciso De Nada
4. O Voo Das Cegonhas
5. Sunset
6. Só Por Ela

I also like “Cançao do Fim” and I think it would be a good entry for Portugal, but unfortunately, is out of the NF.

Onde vai o gato?
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Onde vai o gato?

Já podem votar na sondagem do Onde vai o gato? para a Grande Final do Canção 2018! Não percam a oportunidade de dar a vossa opinião!
LINK HERE –> https://goo.gl/9pS3GD

pedro
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pedro

So many comments about Festival da Canção! Three years ago this post would have like 5 comments (tops). I so proud that Portugal is still one of the only countries that mess things around and don’t send music that “everyone would like to hear, because it is suppose to be all about pop “.
We have probably the most competitive FC this year (despite all the drama around Diogo’s song), it will be a great show. The performance of the winner on ESC will be obviously debatable, it will always be a huge fuzzy question mark for any country

Kris
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Kris

Why is O Jardim so short…It gets over in 2 mins!! These other songs are like 5 mins

Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth

Kris, all songs must not exceed 3 minutes, it’s a rule.

EscAU
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EscAU

they’re all the same.. literally same instruments, same genre, same language, how does one differentiate between 26 salvabore copies 😛 might be seeing another austria 2015

kitty
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kitty

Ignorance…

EscAU
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EscAU

boring….

Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth

Feeling is not boring.

Miss X
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Miss X

The proof that you didn’t listen to the songs and rely on ignorance and stupidity.

Shaun
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Shaun

With that “Salvabore” remark, you made pretty clear how unbiased you are…not.

Sage Anderson
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Sage Anderson

…This…is what music in Portugal normally and traditionally sounds like

This is THEIR genre

Every artist here is making music that honors that kind of music. the songs here are just…very PORTUGUESE

Way to insult an entire aspect of their culture….u didn’t need to be a snot about it

Dulce Bento
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Dulce Bento

NOT ALL ABBORD! Without Diogo i don’t fell voting. Festival is not complete… It was not my favorite anyway but is not fair.
I like “Voo das Cegonhas”…

Attentcion
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Attentcion

Dear Wiwiblogs.Diogo withdraw but the song Mensageira by Susana Travassos(8 th place in 2nd semifinal)will replace diogo´s song (rtp make a statement about that)so you can add her in the poll thanks.

Roxy
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Roxy

That was unexpected. I actually liked that song a lot. I’m glad she finds a spot in the final.

Roxy
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Roxy

But I can’t add her to my vote since I cast my vote before Diogo’s withdrawal. :/

brennan
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brennan

all in for o jardim

Rgrocha
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Rgrocha

total Agree!!

Gongas
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Gongas

Btw, Piçarra has just withdrawn from Festival da Canção, so one less thing for people to complain about… or not 😉

Roxy
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Roxy

Wow, that’s so honorable of him. Respect! I wish him the best for the rest of his life.

Joe
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Joe

Wow! It’s a shame, as his song would’ve been a great entry, but it’s an honorable thing to do.

Joe
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Joe

Wait what’s your source?

Gongas
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Gongas
Gongas
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Gongas

Well, I agree with you guys, and like he said in his publication, everything that happened around his entry was not music anymore. Therefore, his participation no longer made sense because it would never be solely about music.
Either “O jardim” by Cláudia Pascoal or “(Sem título)” by Janeiro should be the frontrunners now.

Mark
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Mark

I’m happy that he did it. Not because I care about the song being original or not, but because the song is nothing special and now there’s a chance that something different can win

arika
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arika

I really hope Portugal choses “O Jardim”, this song touch all my feelings. My heart is with “O Jardim”.

Roxy
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Roxy

I see that number of votes for Diogo decreased dramatically after the incident, it turned out quite lower than expected. And it’s how it should be actually. My personal favorite is O jardim. I think it’s better than anything that we heard in FdC, it’s even better than most of the chosen entries so far but of course it’s my personal opinion. Honorable mentions would be Janeiro, Lili and Catarina Miranda. I quite like Diogo’s song as well. I feel sorry on his behalf after what happened recently but I would feel even sorrier for Portugal if he wins. It… Read more »

Roxy
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Roxy

By the way, I don’t agree with most of the people here saying FdC is boring this year. Actually I enjoyed majority of the songs. Portugal is not afraid to show its true colors and unique identity.

Rayne
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Rayne

My favourite is Diogo Picarra. I think that it’s a very good national final with some quality music. But of course the SAME people are going to bless us with their negative comments as they always do. I’m not even mad.

Eurovision is not just about pop music. I am sure there will be songs for your taste, too. But do not expect all the countries to send the same kind of songs just because you like them, please. That’s ignorant.

Gongas
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Gongas

The amount of negativity on the comment section of this website and most Youtube videos related to Eurovision is becoming unbereable… It’s one thing to celebrate the plurality of opinions, it’s another just talking trash just because. It hurts the spirit of Eurovision, tires the format and pushes away people. About Festival da Canção, I think it’s one of our strongest years this century, even though we don’t have another Salvador, the average quality of the songs in the final is much better than in previous years. Would be happy with Diogo Piçarra, Cláudia Pascoal, Catarina Miranda or Janeiro. Not… Read more »

Nata
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Nata

I totally agree with you (on the first part of your comment anyway, I do not follow Festival da Canção).
Why can’t people understand that there is no such thing as bad music? Sure, you may dislike a song very much, but there will always be others who do like it, even songs like Spirit of the Night have their fans. Just enjoy the music you like, and let others enjoy their favourite songs. There’s no need to agree with or understand someone else’s opinion, just respect them. Is that really so hard?

Joe
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Joe

Personally, I’m really tired of people ragging on Portugal for their sound. You guys, that’s just their national sound. Whenever they or another country with a very specific sound (France, Turkey, Israel) try too hard to fit the Eurovision mold, we all suffer. Individuality is important and keeps the contest interesting. It can’t all be generic schlager, variety is the spice of life.

Also Diogo ftw controversy or not. I think it’s all a lot of crap.

oli
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oli

Diogo and Janeiro are just <3 <3 <3
I can't decide, any of them would be in my Top 3

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Voted for “Para Sorrir Eu Não Preciso de Nada” and “O Jardim”.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

Amar Pelos Días

Thrust
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Thrust

We all know (from twitter) that Bernardo really really wants us to pick a song with great lyrics suchs as: “Podem fazer muros, Mas não tapam a alma” lol (much strung, very wow, cuz you know, war and Syria?? o.O). O Jardim it´s actually a good song, modern, with good lyrics, and a good voice (Diogo also has it). Tbh I can´t see other result in the final then Diogo winning, feelsbadman :/

AngieP
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AngieP

Diogo Piçarra or Peu Madureira! They were the best entry in their semifinal!

Jon Olalala Sand
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Jon Olalala Sand

Diogo for the win!!!

Malahierba
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Malahierba

My most hated Eurovision country. Sorry. Take Diogo, the man of the big plagiarism.

Rúben
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Rúben

the greatest is always the most hated.

JajJay
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JajJay

Then I recommend you don’t the see the ESC, because in case you haven’t noticed, it will take place in Portugal. So you are going to see a lot of it

Baguette
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Baguette

My top 5

1. Lili – O Voo das Cegonhas
2. Janeiro – (sem título)
2. Peu Madureira – Só Por Ela
2. Catarina Miranda – Para Sorrir Eu Não Preciso de Nada 
2. Cláudia Pascoal – “O Jardim”

Teeks
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Teeks

YES! I love O Voo too, the trouble is it’s productyin is TERRIBLE, I’m getting Ha Um Mar vibes, when I hoped the production was just a demo or studio orchestra but nope, it was final 🙁

Anyway out of the songs that actually I have any hope, I hope for O Jardim.

Jay
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Jay

“Voo das Cegonhas” – Lili should win 🙂

Anna K
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Anna K

After the beauty of Salvador, Portugal subjected to international shame.

Endless
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Endless

Hear the beauty of O Voo das Cegonhas…strange and ethereal voice, electronic ( underrated kind of music) and a poem beyond words…

ArtLover
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ArtLover

OMG. So many good songs! My favorites: Joana, Peu, Lili and maybe Catarina.

Diogo is out… After the scandal.

Andrea Luppi
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Andrea Luppi

Never in life will the ESC jury vote for a blatant copy of a religious song. Poor Piçarra.

Mrs Paulukka
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Mrs Paulukka

People prefer the faithful anthem COPY of a religious sect, to all the original songs … This says a lot about the fanaticism and childishness of the followers of an idol. How disgusting.

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

Smart people dont believe fairy tales.

andr
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andr

Nothing original about Catarina’s song, which is a bad copy of MY way- Frank Sinatra.

AND LOL at you mentioning the followers of an idol. 90% of THE festivals audience are old people, that will vote for Peu, that’s also fanaticism, ya twat.

Don’t forget all the fangirls of Carolina(pop/indie idol) , her husband wrote Peu’s song and he will certainly get votes because of her publicity.

The audience is mostly overaged, so teens dont have a chance even if they wanted to. Nice try tho.

maria
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maria

Very true. The fans (especially school girls) will vote for him, no matter how poor the song is lyrically and melodically.

andr
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andr

Maria just like all the grandmas and grandpas will vote for the boring PEU Só por ela song. Or with the jury favoring him, which will help. But it wouldnt be convenient for ya to mention that, would it? 😉

Oh, not to mention the fans of Sobral votes going to Janeiro and Catarina.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I listened to like four and got tired, but among those I’ve heard O jardim was easily the worst. From the girl’s wig to her telenovela performance, it didn’t take long for me to cringe. I’m surprised to see she’s among the favorites.

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

It’s not a wig.

Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth

Telenovela performance?

brennan
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brennan

lmao ‘telenovela performance’ that’s not really portugal’s thing dude

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

She was doing too much out of that borefest.

Paulosev
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Paulosev

you mean, like Polina did in 2015, right?

Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth

I suppose you still have a grandma.

ninasublatti
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ninasublatti

they are all boring af and sound the same

give me some fastfood music!111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baguette
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Baguette

need boom boom and scream

RealMusicLover
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RealMusicLover

Stop sounding like a baby. It’s not cute.

Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth
LatvianGirlz
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LatvianGirlz

Lili or Claudia. IMO the rest is bad..

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

1. O Jardim; 2. O Jardim: 3. O Jardim. I am obsessed with that song. I really whish it would win the FdC. It would be a very nice follow-up of Salvador, because it would be the most different of all the good songs (Patiti Patatá doesn’t count, that is a joke entry), but still in the same vein. Janeiro, Diogo, Catarina and Joana all have very good songs, but indeed they are following Salvador’s footsteps to closely. Peu is, of course, the danger. The song is objectively a very good one, but IMO it would not make a good… Read more »

NscoN
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NscoN

We share the same thoughts and the same obsession: I cannot stop listening to O jardim.

L'oiseau
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😉

Paulosev
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Paulosev

O Jardim is also my favourite but I have to admit “Sunset” by Peter Serrado is growing a lot on me, everyday. It will never happen but if, by miracle, it won the final I would be very happy for it to represent my country, despite the language.

Yellowman96
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Peter Serrado only! Such a snoozefest, one thing is to send a quality ballad and another is trying to emulate the same formula all over again

Paulosev
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Paulosev

That is exactly what O Jardim is, a quality ballad that is not trying to emulate the same formula.

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

He’s spanish, which is ironic because spain is copying portugals formula.

Roma
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Roma

Diogo is the obvious winner. It can give another Top 5 result to Portugal.

Frisian esc
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Frisian esc

1: voo das cegonhas
2: o jardim
3: cancao do fim ( i’d rather see portugal choose something more different from last year though)

John Moynahan
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John Moynahan

As much as I was a fan of Portugal’s winning song last year, look at what’s has happened as a consequence…….Salvador, look at what you’re responsible for!!
14 songs of the exact same genre……you wouldn’t need tranquilizers to help you sleep….just listen to this internal selection
No diversity at all……I would hate to have to be a correspondent at this national final!!
At a push, I’d go for Peter Serrado…..but only if you forced me!!

Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth

Nope, there are a lot of different genres.

frenchenjoyer
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frenchenjoyer

I understand that Portugal won with a ballad but there are only ballads this year. Kinda boring ! Even though I don’t like the song, Patati Patata is the only song that stand out.

Paul D.
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Paul D.

Diogo Piçarra or Cláudia Pascoal for me

Gobio
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Gobio

I don’t have a clear favorite. Everyone try to be the next Salvador and subsequently none sticks out.

Gobio
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Gobio

Tries*

Baguette
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Baguette

Comme si Salvador Sobral avait inventé les musiques …. “lente” au Portugal

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

DIOGO PIÇARRA with “CANÇÃO DO FIM”!! That is my favourite song of the whole season. I so need that in Eurovision. Please, Portugal make it happen!!

RichUK
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RichUK

I agree with you. “CANÇÃO DO FIM” is one of the songs to beat this season.
DIOGO PIÇARRA performance is magical. Wow!!!!

beccaboo1212
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I personally think “Patati Patata” is funny. 🙂

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

There’s a song called that? It’s totally copied from a chips commercial in Italy, mess.

Alex
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Alex

LOOOOOOL patati patata is from a TV show of like 15 years ago in Portugal. Wake up