The wait is over! In an unprecedented move since its renewal back in 2017, Festival da Canção — Portugal’s national final for Eurovision — has released the full versions of the songs competing for a ticket to Tel Aviv.

Today’s press conference also revealed that Portimão will be the home of the Grand Final on March 2. Eurovision 2018 host Filomena Cautela will co-host with The Voice Portugal presenter Vasco Palmeirim.

The semi-finals of Festival da Canção 2019 will take place on February 16 and 22, in Lisbon.

SEMI FINAL 1

Calema – “A Dois”

Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis”

Ana Cláudia – “Inércia”

João Campos – “É o que é”

Filipe Keil – “Hoje”

Ela Limão – “Mais brilhante que mil sóis”

Soraia Tavares- “O meu sonho”

Matay – “Perfeito”

SEMI FINAL 2

Lara Laquiz – “O Lugar”

Madrepaz – “Mundo a Mudar”

Mariana Bragada – “Mar Doce”

Dan Riverman – “Lava”

NBC – “Igual a ti”

Mila Dores – “Debaixo do Luar”

Marlon – “O Jantar”

Surma – “Pugna”

Do you have any favorite? Conan Osiris is already trending topic in Portugal! Tell us what you’re thinking in the comment section below! 

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GazilionPT
GazilionPT
1 year ago

Good luck translating Conan Osíris’s lyrics! 😀
He’s so damn funny! <3
It's a pity you can't all understand it… 🙁

Apple
Apple
1 year ago

Portugal’s songs always feel so authentic and seeing the lists of composers for each song it is easy to see why. Loving the variety and experimentation in these songs a *lot*. My fave is Conan Osiris for sure, but I’m totally into lots of the songs (especially Surma’s, Ela’s and NBC’s)

Josh Marston
Josh Marston
1 year ago

USA loves Conan Osiris, please let us fly on Israel <3

Obi
Obi
1 year ago

Mon top 5

1. Telemoveis
2. É O Que É
3. Hoje
4. A dois
5. Mais Brilhante Que Mil Sóis

Carlos Manuel Ferreira Tavares
Carlos Manuel Ferreira Tavares
1 year ago

Conan is out of this world. I’ll be very proud to be represented at Eurovision by such a unique music!

AlgarveCalling
AlgarveCalling
1 year ago

My top4:
1- Conan
2-Calema
3-NBC
4-Keil

Andrea Danese
Andrea Danese
1 year ago

My favourites are 1. Conan Osiris, 2. Mariana Bragada, 3. Calema. It’s a good selection Portugal. Some of the songs are a bit too similar, but overall very good!

oli
oli
1 year ago

Great beautiful songs! Well done, Portugal. Conan Osíris is amazing, but I fear his options in the contest. Will the voters understand this song? Otherwise, Filipe has also such a great song.

GazilionPT
GazilionPT
1 year ago
Reply to  oli

I really don’t care if we get last place! (in the final…)
I just want Conan Osíris to go to ESC!!!

Jesper
Jesper
1 year ago

Conan is the best option, different and special

Miguel
Miguel
1 year ago

Strong lineup this year. The best in a long time for Portugal.
I don’t have a clear favourite but Conan Osiris is growing on me.
Even though i miss uptempo songs it’s nice to see this alternative avant garde style, and the african influences.

Kungfrederik
Kungfrederik
1 year ago

Conan Osiris or Surma!!!!

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 year ago

After listening to the songs for a while I come to the conclusion that they are suberb, Portuguese identity, amazing production and beautiful language. Portugal, I can’t! I wanna listen to them on constant repeat.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Songs which stood out to me the most, for any reason, are (in random order): A dois, Hoje, Telemoveis, Perfeito, Igual a ti, Inercia and Pugna.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Colin

Exactly the ones I picked up on. 🙂 With a very strong (becoming obsessive) preference for Telemóveis.

Izzy
Izzy
1 year ago

As usual Portugal does not compromise and insists on sending a very high quality songs. I will probably need to listen again bc many songs sounded slightly similar but there are some outstanding for sure like perfeito, a dois and igual a ti

Stig
Stig
1 year ago

Well…. I’ll just have to watch FdC on March 2, then, instead of Melodi Grand Prix. (I’m Norwegian.)

#telele

Lollo
Lollo
1 year ago

The best and strongest songs in my opinon is A Dois and O Lugar. The other ones just don’t gets my attention. My opinon, everyone. You can have yours.

Héctor
Héctor
1 year ago

Portugal entering the 21st Century, while still being Portuguese, that’s what we were asking for. A very alternative line-up. I don’t know if Europe will like it, but this is quality. This is how you produce a song, take notes TVE. These are my favs: Semifinal 1 1. Calema – “A Dois” (7.5/10). The pre-chorus and the chorus are so good! Modern Portuguese music, I like it. It reminds me of Diogo Pizarra’s sound! Maybe it lacks a OMG moment to attract everyone, but this is good Portugal. 2. Filipe Keil – “Hoje” (7.5/10). THAT VOICE. Deep and emotional. Someone… Read more »

Colin
Colin
1 year ago

Good news is that all 16 songs sound refined and polished in production. Every artist obviously gave an effort. There is little variation in tempo, though, which might not work for them to stand out among each other. There are some really good songs here, so I hope they manage to be noticed.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago

Conan Osiris is out of this world! The more I listen to it, the more I like it. It´s so strangely addictive! I really hope he goes to TLV. This is pure GOLD.

Pablo
Pablo
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

Yes!! Same here, I’m addicted to this song and this guy, I am repeating myself, is a genius!

Ohi
Ohi
1 year ago

I festival da cançao will make a pretty cool album on the whole. Since these songs came out last night I’ve been interested enough to listen to many songs again and again and that highlights that they stand out in their own right rather than just the context of the competition. I find it very hard in this case to work out who will do well and I believe that the live performance will make all the difference but the songs I’ve listened to the most are: Conan Osiris- Telemoveis João – Eu o que e Madrepaz – un mondo… Read more »

John Moynahan
John Moynahan
1 year ago

Wow, what to say?
Portugal do it again…….total respect from me..they do their own thing consistently, and if musically, that doesn’t appeal to the rest of Europe, so be it……
Incredible hipster sounds from so many of these entries..
My ears , i have to admit, prefer the more immediate sounding songs. So for that reason i find the most appeal in Calema and the beautiful harmonies of Madrapaz. The ESC is so improved for Portugal’s presence…..obregado!

k bye
k bye
1 year ago

I think it’s interesting to see that after Salvador won with a rather sophisticated song, everybody’s now acting totally cultured and sophisticated themselves, as if they wouldn’t have hated all of the songs if they would’ve come out before 2017. I do like the change of mindset, but I hope you’ll stay consistent with it. I know for sure that if that song by Conan Osíris would participate in the Latvian preselection, everyone would hate it.

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago
Reply to  k bye

I wouldn’t. Why would it make a difference which national selection it’s in? You’re assuming an awful lot.

Mello
Mello
1 year ago

Calema and NBC or Conan
🙂

Evan
Evan
1 year ago

I swear, Portugal is the hipster neighborhood of Europe. Some of these songs are *out* *there*.

James
James
1 year ago

Wow, Portugal have stepped up their game with this line-up of songs. Contemporary but still keeping it local, with pints of experimentations, with the extra coating of the Portuguese language to top it all off.

I’m glad that they’re still doing their own thing after all these years. Hopefully the live shows will be just as top notch as well (with matching HD broadcast quality performance videos on FDC’s Youtube channel).

Idksmth
Idksmth
1 year ago

Thank God, there is a worse selection of songs than Supernova. A huge fall in quality, I think, unfortunately. From being the winners to sadly flopping with the beautiful and magical O Jardim, to now this? SERIOUSLY, were there not better songs than these? I can find some decent songs, but is decent good enough for the Eurovision final?

Pêra
Pêra
1 year ago
Reply to  Idksmth

Do you realize that not a single person liked your post? And that you have 58 that disliked it??? Grow up

Piriens Flam
Piriens Flam
1 year ago

Conan, egyptician vibes and distinctive voice. Nice. Matay has a beautiful song, lovely.

GazilionPT
GazilionPT
1 year ago
Reply to  Piriens Flam

His music is clearly influenced by Iberian Gypsy music, which has nothing to do with Central European / Balkan Gypsy music, as it’s more akin to North African music (Berber / Moorish). He’s of Portuguese gypsy (“cigano”) ethnicity, so that makes sense. His voice, or rather his singing style, is halfway between Flamenco (which is strongly correlated with the Spanish gypsies) and the very particular way Portuguese gypsy market sellers utter words when they cry their selling slogans in their stands… It’s just strange and alluring. And the lyrics, OMG, just so funny, and crazy, and surreal! How does anyone… Read more »

stan
stan
1 year ago

def better than last year. My favorite iss telemoveis

Porsteinn
Porsteinn
1 year ago

Some decent songs in this bunch. But only one song caught my full attention: Telemóveis!

Jim
Jim
1 year ago

pretentious boring trash , once again

rima
rima
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

LOL
You are not alone

stan
stan
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

wew so edgy x

WhiteSox
WhiteSox
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim

I don’t understand the hype either.

Kris P. Kreme
Kris P. Kreme
1 year ago

People were moaning that there will be many copies of Fuego this year and so far I haven’t heard any. And I am yearning to do so. I want a banger! I want to party! Bottom 3 for Portugal again? I hope not, but we’ll see.

Kris P. Kreme
Kris P. Kreme
1 year ago
Reply to  Kris P. Kreme

I love how my comments are getting hate and yet I’ll still pick TOP3 correctly like I did every year since 1994. 😛

Kris P. Kreme
Kris P. Kreme
1 year ago
Reply to  Kris P. Kreme

Sorry, apart from 2001. Had no idea Estonia could win with that dreadful song. 😉

romanian
romanian
1 year ago
Reply to  Kris P. Kreme

If you want “fuego”
Romania – Selectia Nationala
Bella Santiago – Army of love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEqN_pXN04g

Laurentiu
Laurentiu
1 year ago
Reply to  Kris P. Kreme

if something can be considered a copy of Fuego, then it’s definitely a copy of a copy. I listened to this song, Fuego, pretty obnoxious; I wouldn’t like to repeat this action again.

GazilionPT
GazilionPT
1 year ago
Reply to  Kris P. Kreme

For my part, I really don’t give a f*ck if Portugal gets last place. I just love “Telemóveis” and I want it in ESC!

edu
edu
1 year ago

Conan to Eurovision! #teleleviv

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

My highest respect to Portugal for demonstrating to us that music is an art form, and can/should be celebrated as such. In such an environment, the winner doesn’t matter to me. Enjoy the Festival.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

So positive, as always! 😉

brennan
brennan
1 year ago

oh my GOODNESS this entire selection is so artistic and alternative that I really don’t dislike any of the songs… telemoveis, o jantar, and especially (!!!) pugna stand out to me. portugal, as per usual, brings the class and the artistry to eurovision. I really can’t get over pugna. It’s my kind of music and I can’t believe there’s a chance something dreamy and magical like that will make it to Eurovision (probably not because I have a feeling it’ll tank live, but)

Loin dici
Loin dici
1 year ago

Portugal broke the Eurovision stereotype consensus and gives us a really fresh, enchanting and challenging-to-hear national selection! I do acknowledge it would be boring for some fans, but personally I’m happy with FdC 2019. My favorites would be: 1. Conan Osiris – Telemoveis (Type of electronic that I love so much, would be the shock factor in Tel Aviv) 2. Matay – Perfeito (Polished, beautiful old-style jazz ballad that invites you from the first hear) 3. Maria Bragada – Mar Doce ( An enchanting fado, authentic Portuguese sound ) 4. Surma – Pugna ( Björk and Arca would love this… Read more »

Josef
Josef
1 year ago

Conan Osiris must WIN

Dani
Dani
1 year ago

Great line up, Portugal. Good job. My favorite is Conan Osiris of course. I really want to see the live performance of “Telemoveis”.

GazilionPT
GazilionPT
1 year ago
Reply to  Dani

The live performance is what I fear… 🙁
I’ve seen him (on a simple setting), and he definitely must get rid of that purposeless dancer…
On the other hand, the lyrics is so damn (deliciously) surreal that I really can’t imagine a setting I’d say “It makes sense”. Only something in the line of Netta’s, but we just couldn’t do that, not the very next year…

Eurofan
Eurofan
1 year ago

Conan with telemóvel or Calema with A Dois for the win

Phary
Phary
1 year ago

Telemóveis is out of this world. So good, this is the kind of alternative stuff that feels genuine and creates a very special mood. Go Conan Osíris !

Pablo
Pablo
1 year ago
Reply to  Phary

I ws looking for words, but as you say out of this world and genuine! That’s it! Thanks

Pablo
Pablo
1 year ago

Conan Osiris! GENIUS!!
Imho:
There are four outstanding, timeless songs in the history of Eurovision: Visionary Dream, Birds, Fly With Me and now the fourth: Telemovéis!
The guy is a GENIUS and has to be the act for TLV!
With a clever staging, this could easily be the Rona Nishliu effect of 2019! (And I hope for more!)

Please dear neighbours, choose this!

Phary
Phary
1 year ago
Reply to  Pablo

I love all the songs that you mentioned haha, taste is found

Pablo
Pablo
1 year ago
Reply to  Phary

Happy to hear that! 😉

Tiago S
Tiago S
1 year ago
Reply to  Pablo

Don ‘t worry dear Pablo, I’m going to break my telemóvel voting for him! Genius indeed. Behind all his coolness there’s this beautiful aching soul that connects deeply with our Portuguese ethos. He’s our new Amália and our new António Variações all in one and you can’t top that in this country. You really can’t… #telele

Pablo
Pablo
1 year ago
Reply to  Tiago S

Tiago, I am so happy to read that! And indeed that is exactly the feeling that he gives me (also seeing performances of other songs on yt). I feel a beautiful aching portuguese soul that transcends through people and breaks cultural boundaries with his musical versatility and on top that beautifully universal pain expressing voice, that dives into Fado and comes out as the most contemporary artwork. And I love the fact that he uses the groaning sounds, which I am sure will bring a very clever surprise element to his performance! I’d love him to be the new Amália… Read more »

GazilionPT
GazilionPT
1 year ago
Reply to  Pablo

I don’t feel confident about the staging… He’s been using a dancer that is both purposeless and distracting.

AngieP
AngieP
1 year ago

As we all understood, Portugal counts on ballads once again. I think after the shows, we’ll all sleep like babies at night. From the 1st semi, “É o Que É” and “Hoje” stand out for me. What I like about “É o Que É” is that it’s simple, a guitar and a voice. It has a rhythm, it’s not messy but a well made ballad. I actually wanted to hear all 3 minutes, which is a good sign I think. “Hoje” is a modern song. sang by a very beautiful voice. I like the verses more than the chorus though.… Read more »

Adina
Adina
1 year ago

After the first listen the ones who are on my mind are João Campos, Conan Osíris and maybe even Surma. There’s just something really comforting about João’s song, the guitar and his voice, it could have a similar emotional impact as Salvador Sobral did, even though the songs are quite different from each other. Conan’s song is also super interesting and could capture everyone on that stage if done right, the same goes for Surma, her song has potential.

Esc
Esc
1 year ago

I can see Portugal winning esc with Conan. It’s unique and outstanding!!

Milla
Milla
1 year ago
Reply to  Esc

I can not. Especially when Fuego did so well last year. Not to mention Israel.. 😀 Conan is just too pretentious!

Popyy
Popyy
1 year ago
Reply to  Milla

I hope they send him but I don’t think he will win. The song lacks the winner vibe for me.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
1 year ago
Reply to  Milla

So how do you explain Salvador winning?

GazilionPT
GazilionPT
1 year ago
Reply to  Milla

Yeah, how dare he bring a song about breaking his mobile phone! 😀
(He also has one about cellulitis, another about how much he loves cake…)
He may be pretentious, but only to the extent that he does not give a f*ck about what people think about his lyrics. Yes, he’s not just giving the finger to those who don’t understand Portuguese, he’s doubly giving the finger to those who do! And he’s a genius at that!

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
1 year ago

I like them all. Calema is my least favorite, actually.

Leandro
Leandro
1 year ago

#telele

A S
A S
1 year ago

Many songs I like and would have on my playlist, not all competitive for the contest. The ones I’ve noted after the first listen: “Telemóveis” (a banger), “Mais brilhante que mil sóis”, “O meu sonho”, “Perfeito” (kinda sounds like a song from a disney cartoon), “Mundo a Mudar”, “Mar Doce”, “Igual a ti”, “Debaixo do Luar”. Overall, nice line-up Portugal!

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

NBC – “Igual a ti”

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago
Reply to  Jo.

“Igual a Ti” is a masterpiece. That Clint-Eastwood-ish vibe coming out of an old Western movie, mixed with folk/rock. That’s it.

Rui Craveiro
1 year ago

In my opinion, Conan and Surma have the best songs of this year’s Portuguese ESC NF 😉

ESCalator
ESCalator
1 year ago

10 depressive ballads and 6 depressive mid-tempo songs.

Congrats Portugal

Ruben
Ruben
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCalator

damm, you are such a depressed person!

Dani
Dani
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCalator

Are you always this fun? Your comments bore me to death, man.

stan
stan
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCalator

well it’s pretty clear you didnt listen to all of them. go back to bed.

Trh
Trh
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCalator

And what a depressing comment…

Laurentiu
Laurentiu
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCalator

I wouldn’t call them depressive, but you know that depression is a common theme in what is considered outside Eurovision good music, while “a-ye a-ye a-ye fuego” is not. this is just in case you were a die-hard Fuego fan.

Nick
Nick
1 year ago

My 3 favourites are:

Calema, Conan and Matay! In no particular order.

Alisha
Alisha
1 year ago
Reply to  Nick

SAME HERE!