Earlier this month, Portuguese broadcaster RTP released the 16 songs in contention to represent Portugal at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv.
After a stunning victory in 2017 with Salvador Sobral and a last place finish in 2018 with Cláudia Pascoal, will Portugal be able to bounce back to the top again?
Four songs will qualify from each semi-final. Those semi-finals will take place on February 16 and 23. The Grand Final is set for March 2 inside Portimão Arena.
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The song “O Jantar”, previously sung by Marlon, will now be performed by João Couto. Marlon withdrew from Festival da Canção 2019 for personal reasons and wishes João the best of luck.
Festival da Canção 2019: Semi-Final 1 participants
- Calema “A Dois”
- Conan Osíris “Telemóveis”
- Ana Cláudia “Inércia”
- Soraia Tavares “O meu sonho”
- João Campos “É o que é”
- Filipe Keil “Hoje”
- Ela Limão “Mais Brilhante que Mil Sóis”
- Matay “Perfeito”
Festival da Canção 2019: Semi-Final 2 participants
- Lara Laquiz “O Lugar”
- Madrepaz “Mundo a mudar”
- Mariana Bragada “Mar Doce”
- Dan Riverman “Lava”
- NBC “Igual a ti”
- Mila Dores “Debaixo do Luar”
- João Couto “O Jantar”
- Surma “Pugna”
Who should qualify for the final of Festival da Canção 2019?
What do you think of this year’s Festival da Canção songs? Does Portugal have any chances of qualifying for the final of Eurovision? Tell us in the comment section below!
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