Bem-vindos! The first semifinal of Portugal’s traditional Festival da Canção has concluded tonight. Eight entries competed and gave their all, but only four could punch a ticket to the grand final in Portimão and they are Matay, Conan Osíris, Calema and Ana Cláudia.

The show

As we recall, Portugal hosted the 63rd edition of the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon last May. In a year with a very high quality of songs and slick production at the national final, we can assume that RTP is aiming high again.

The show, which took place in RTP’s studios in Lisbon (and whose stage slightly resembled the Altice Arena stage..) was a grandiose showcase of Portuguese culture, crystal clear vocals and a lot — and we mean a lot — of the classical Portuguese saudade, all hosted by Sónia Araújo and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira.

In this semi final, a total of 8 songs were performed in the following order:

  1. Ana Cláudia – “Inércia”
  2. João Campos – “É o que é”
  3. Soraia Tavares – “O meu sonho”
  4. Calema – “A dois”
  5. Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis”
  6. Ela Limão – “Mais brilhante que mil sóis”
  7. Filipe Keil – “Hoje”
  8. Matay – “Perfeito”

During the (VERY long) interval act, a tribute was held to commemorate Portuguese Eurovision star Maria Guinot, who passed away recently. She previously represented Portugal in Eurovision 1984 with her classic song “Silêncio e tanta gente”.

The results

The four finalists were determined via a combined jury vote and public televote, worth 50% each.

The jury consisted of seven members, including Isaura who composed “O jardim”, Portugal’s entry last year in Lisbon. During the show she spoke about her experience at last year’s Eurovision. The other six jurors were:

  • Julio Isidro – president of the jury
  • Pedro Penim
  • Selma Uamusse
  • Rita Redshoes
  • lvaro Costa
  • Maria João

Matay with his classic ballad “Perfeito” came on top of the voting, getting a total of 22 points: 12 points from the jury and 10 from the public vote. He has delivered a very confident and emotional performance that captivated both the jurors and the public.

Next was Conan Osíris, with his unconventional entry “Telemóveis”, who scored 19 points: 7 from the jury and 12 from the televote. Conan also won our poll and his song has been making waves in Portugal since its release. During his stunning and somewhat extravagant show, he was wearing a gold mask, perhaps to symbolise the Egyptian god Osiris, whose name he has adopted.

In third place third came Calema with “A dois” with 18 points (10 from the jury and 8 from the public) and in fourth was both Ana Cláudia with “Inércia” and João Campos with “É o que é”. According to tiebreak rules, the act with the highest jury score wins. Ana Cláudia received 8 points (versus 6 to João Campos), she won the fourth ticket to the final.

The qualifiers for this evening are:

  1. Matay – “Perfeito”
  2. Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis”
  3. Calema – “A dois”
  4. Ana Cláudia – “Inércia”

And therefore, the four songs leaving the competition are:

  • Ela Limão – “Mais brilhante que mil sóis”
  • Filipe Keil – “Hoje”
  • João Campos – “É o que é”
  • Soraia Tavares – “O meu sonho”

But this ain’t over just yet! Make sure to tune in next Saturday, when another eight songs will battle it out for the last four spots in the grand final that will be held on 2 March. One of them will follow in the footsteps of Salvador Sobral and Claudia Pascoal and become Portugal’s representative at Eurovision.

Do you agree with the results? Have your favourites qualified? Are you shocked by any result? What do you expect from next week? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Maria
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Maria

We want Matay or NBC in Eurovision

Anita
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Anita

I hope very much Portugal will be represented by Conan Osíris – his performance,the song, the staging – everything is not only different but extremely good and art that can be appreciated by Eurovision viewers or even taken with enthusiasm – at least I would hope so.

Jazmine
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Jazmine

I feel Conan should be picked to represent Portugal for this years Eurovision. 2017 they already won with a beautiful jazz number by the amazing Salvador, and last year they came in 26th with a beautiful ballad (honestly they didn’t deserve to be placed that low)…If they choose Matay (another ballad) then his song will either stay in the semi (due to ppl not voting him out of spite) OR if somehow Matay does make it through the final..then I think it will be last again. Sorry Portugal I love y’all but….y’all can’t be sending ballads after ballads after ballads….it… Read more »

Alex
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Alex

Osiris is the best choice due to the unique sound, but the staging is very special and i am not sure Europe will like it. I expect people to make memes and make fun of it, and thus ignore the actual song. I hope they slightly change some elements like the NIKE shows (jesus..) and the half naked guy.

mamma mia
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mamma mia

Lmao

Tug
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Tug

Being a bit agist, no? So the fact that Conan is not 40 makes him a better person? If you’re lucky you will arrive at 40 as well, would you like that people throw stones to you just because of that?…

Tug
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Tug

Still the same: “Earlier I said that Conan’s song is overrated and that it is nothing special but now he is also my favourite” … “I didn’t know that he is so young, I thought he is 40 years old lol”. “This reads as Before he was overrated, I thought we was 40. Now that I know he is young, he is great.” This for me is ageism.

ESCcelebrate19
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ESCcelebrate19

The entries by Matay and Conan are really interesting songs and either song would be a good choice for Portugal. My personal favourite would be Conan as it is more diverse and I like the songs that offer something different or new. Saying that, Matay would be a respectable and strong ESC entry.

Cedric
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Omg perfect results

Paul
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Paul

King Conan take your throne!

Daniel
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Daniel

Excellent! The juries clearly recognized Matay’s classy performance and didn’t go along with the circus from that clown Osiris or whatever. He sang terribly by the way, and his entire performance was a mess.
I hope the juries water down his chances further in the final, so either Calema or Matay can represent Portugal instead as they deserve.

TheDrMistery
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TheDrMistery

R.I.P. Maria Guinot! “Silencio e tanta gente” is my personal favorite from 1984 and I consider this song to be a masterpiece.

Portugal, choose wisely. Last year you had a free pass to the final and it was a tea break song.

Jake
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Jake

I know lots of people keep saying that the melody in the live performance and in the studio sound completely different. But I have a hard time noticing it and find it odd that I can’t seem to notice what others see it. The only thing that sticks out is that it’s live. So it’s not gonna the exact same as something that’s been produced and cleaned up. But still think it sounded good. After seeing the results it seems it will be hard to beat Matay. I figured that the jury would love it but the fact that he… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I agree with you that Matay’s performance was almost flawless and it would be an ok entry for Portugal. But on the regional juries not so much. Fortunately, for the last two years the regional juries are really modern/indie performers, producers, commercial Radio DJ’s or music journalist from the Portuguese national scene, with more or less vague connections with the region they’re representing (except from the jury from Norte, possibilly). They’re no longer the local music teachers, as they once were. So, I hope that Conan still have a chance to crowl up to second or third place.

poica
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poica

matay’s song is portuguese? im portuguese i’d love for you to tell me where lol

Ailen
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Ailen

I dont get how Matay won the SF. His performance was boring, the song sounds like a plagiarism of a disney song (im pretty sure it is, i’ve heard it before). He doesn’t even have the charisma of sobral.

Peters
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Peters

The first verse sounds like Beauty and the Beast

Bart
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Bart

Exactly this is not original. It’s like C’est Ma Vie” by Evelina Sašenko from Lithuania

Sly
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Sly

Telemóveis is the most overrated song of the season. This song is a mess and I don’t understand the staging.

Tug
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Tug

I don’t understand your existence

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Its not good.

isabel
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isabel

Matay wins the semi-final and Wiwibloggs’ headline is “Conan Osisris and Matay among the finalists”. And intervew Conon instead of the winner of the night. Seriously.

mamma mia
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mamma mia

Maybe Matay didn’t want to give the interview, who knows!

Paul
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Paul

Open your ears and eyes…

Marn
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Marn

that jury will screw conan chance wont they. Why cant portugal have an international jury instead 🙁

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Actually, I think it would give similar results. Let’s face it, technically Calema, Matay and Ana Cláudia delivered much better performances.

mamma mia
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mamma mia

Calema’s performance was boring af, I can understand Matay beeing first with the juries but conan should be 2nd with the juries.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I also prefer by far Conan, and found Calema generic and indeed a bit boring. But technically they were better.

Nicolas
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Nicolas

Well there is still hope for Conan to even finish jury #1 in the finale. Jury will have a larger panel. Remember last year Catarina Miranda came in 3rd place in the jury of the 1st SF and happened to be the #1 of the regional juries. If he come #2 in jury he also has big chances because he will mostly finish #1 in the televote. If Conan doesn’t win the FdC it will be the biggest crime of this ESC 2019 and Portugal will say bye-bye to the grand final instead of being a contender for the victory… Read more »

EZz
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EZz

Aww seeing Conan qualify that’s great, I’m sure his vocals were incredible like in the video, one more perfect performance and he could be in Tel Aviv, good luck to Conan from the Uk, Portugal hope you pick this amazing artist, cause he’s amazing.

welele
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welele

I’m really afraid of the conservative jury. Like really afraid. RTP did a great work capture the attention of the young people but if Matay song wins the grand final, it will lose a lot of people.

Héctor
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Héctor

The qualifiers really deserved it. I’m a bit sad for Felipe Keil, he tried to do something different with “Hoje”, but it didn’t work live. I don’t really get why Matay won the SF. He looks like a nice guy and his vocals are impressive and he actually deserved to qualify, but that’s all. Unfortunely, the jury tried to bury Conan Osiris. It’s true his vocal performance needs to be tweak, but it is still the crearly standout. As the jury voting is going to be totally different in the final I hope it changes.

Alex
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Alex

The stage in the fimal will. Be mor good. Will be hosted in ALGARVE in PORTIMÃO

BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO
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BOMBO FUEGO TEMPO

eu prefiro a Madeira

L’oiseau
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L’oiseau

Well I can only echo what many of you have said. Conan should deliver the harmonies as he wrote them because there is much going on in the song. Also the vocals where too overwhelming. The song does not breath. For me the staging was messy. With no objective and no focus. The dancer was good but the whole thing didn’t work out for me and came across very amateurish. Very unfortunately I feel it is not going to be Telemoveis for Tel Aviv and another golden opportunity lost for Portugal. As it stands I think, I would bet my… Read more »

Mirko
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Mirko

I’m sorry but I can’t get Conan’s song, it looks like an avantgarde live performance with a lot of effort in all the aspects, except for the music itself. I don’t know…

Polegend Godgarina
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omg at that CRUSTY jury already trynna sabotage conan….. he’s the clear public winner and his song is quality

Alkisti
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Alkisti

In this case I agree, but well… public vote is not always the thruth as we have seen I Sanremo… and thank God for the jury there!

Polegend Godgarina
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most ppl just vote for their favorite artist rather than for the songs at sanremo so a jury is needed here yuh

Alkisti
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Alkisti

Well the same goes for FdC and for everywhere else.

Mil
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Mil

I tried to appreciate Conan’s song but unfortunately, for me live is even more WTF than studio version. I see this “song” as a soundtrack to some avant-garde theater performance but as a song…. It is not a song really. And it’s very annoying.

Miguel
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Miguel

My thoughts on the result. Matay took the jury votes with a nice delivery. Performing last also helped. I am biased at this song, I really really really don’t like these Disney like songs. I am concerned if this wins, it will have the same faith as “Tu cancion” and it won’t even qualify. And if it does, it would also discourage contemporary songs in following editions of the RTP festival… (as if the festival is not oldfashioned enough…) Conan came second, being the most popular among the public. His performance needs to be polished. He was trying too hard,… Read more »

Tug
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Tug

I agree with on almost everthing, but not Ana Cláudia… Her performance was vocally flawless, she was on point, simple and effective delivery and how was it over the top???…

Tibor
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Tibor

The road will be rockier for Conan than I thought it would be. Even if I think that Portugal has up to this point one of the strongest national finals this year, who was going to represent them at Eurovision was a no-brainer for me. And they passed every hurdle with “Telemóveis”, I thought the staging was brilliant, the theme they were going for was (at least to me obviously) Greek with the gold mask, the choir and the steps reminiscent of an amphitheatre … That all worked very well. I could have done without the trainers he and his… Read more »

mamma mia
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mamma mia

I don´t think the mask was Greek inspired, the bottom part was clearly as a pharao beard style, so Egyptian (Osiris) should be. The stairs were part of the lyrics, simple. The shoes are a tie with the contemporary, a kind of: “this is an over the top performance but I’m relatable, I’m like you people”.

Marios
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Marios

I insist that the whole level of the Portuguese NF is very average. The songs are actually very mediocre, but fans suddenly love anything Portugal does. Last year so many people insisted that O Jardim was a masterpiece that would bring the second in a row victory for Portugal.
Conan was just a laughable thing that wants to be weird for just being weird. There is no actual song with a minimum of coherence there.

Alkisti
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Alkisti

Right… An average NF that brought a victory to Portugal… Apart from Estonia and Italy it’s one of the most interesting national selections.

Thanos
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Thanos

I am disappointed in Conan Osiris! I like the song a lot as it is he doesn’t need to improvise all the time, he needs to stick to the melody. As for the staging, it’s a bit messy. As it is, it won’t win the Festival and it’s a shame.

Marios
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Marios

The staging is a bit messy? A BIT?

Thanos
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Thanos

It’s actually very messy, it seems like they had no idea what to do and set up something quickly just for the sake of the Festival. If he does win in the end he will need to change a lot for Eurovision and stick to his composition!

mamma mia
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mamma mia

I think it was well thought! The stairs should be bigger, of course, it was actually dangerous, they could both fell, but in Tel Avive will workout better.

oli
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oli

I love Conan’s performance! It’s cool, interesting, intriguing and original (PLUS the dancer’s death drop, LOL). Matay has a great voice and the song is nice, but let’s be honest, this is bottom 1 in its semifinal.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Based on what other countries have been picking, I don’t see Matay finishing last at all.

Coch
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Coch

Conan should keep the same melody as the original, I think that’s the reason the jury only gave 7 points to Telemóveis

This video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjtLcTU5So) combines both the live and studio version, it sounds good but you can really see the different melodies at times.

I hope Conan will sing the original melody in the final.

pica
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pica

No. Im portuguese and knowing the jury, they gave him low points because the performance was too different from anything they’ve seen. Too modern, risky…for them. It has nothing to do with the melody.

Tug
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Tug

Excuse me but, but except maybe for Julio Isidro the jury is super-modern, in tune with what is happening in contemporary music. The problem was his performance

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

Disagree that the jury is super modern. Sure you have Isaura and Penin. Those two I agree, but the other 5, no way.

Loin dici
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A great set of qualifiers. Matay rightfully won the semi, it was simple and class, great delivery. Conan brought a great package, his vocals were mostly on point, although a bitt offtune sometimes and… the ‘different rendition’ problems. Calema and Ana was also great, each staging goes well with the song. Overall, great.

Jingo
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Jingo

nononono? just change the jury group?

Ruben
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Ruben

the jury system in the final will be different

Pastel de nata
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Pastel de nata

yes, hope will prevail!!

jin
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jin

SO glad that the jury system is different in the final

Sabrina
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Sabrina

If I’m not mistaken, Portugal uses regional juries in the final. I don’t know if it will be helpful or harmful to Conan, but it’s a different game.

James
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James

Yep. In the final, Portugal will compile all the points from the regional juries first to determine the average rankings of all competing songs. Then they will each be given 10 sets of points totalling fifty-eight that make up the juries’ share of the over-all points. The public will also have 58 points to hand out. For example, if Conan is the jury favorite, he gets 12 points, and Calema who ranks second receives 10. If the public ranked Conan as second and gave him 10 while Calema was given 12. So they’re overall score are both 22 and 22… Read more »

Female Seroja
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Female Seroja

unfortunately Conan, even though I replay your song like a thousand times.. but for live version my clap is for Matay and Calema

Pastel de nata
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Pastel de nata

Calema were sleepy and pitchy a couple of times, they deserved 5th place in jury!

Marn
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Marn

Live version matay? that sh*t was boring af, it was my toilet break

Rose
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Rose

43rd edition or 63rd edition, Wiwi?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It was the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest, last year.
As for Festival da Cançao, that is more difficult to calculate (because of the years when it didn’t happen).
Erm,.. 53rd Festival da Cançao?

Rose
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Rose

I meant hosting Eurovision.

Izhar Levy
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Thank you Rose. This typo has now been corrected!

Sabrina
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Sabrina

The best performances made to the final (though the jury had to save Ana Cláudia). I’m with all of you guys that said that Conan NEEDS to stick to the melody. There’s a lot going on in his track, any small detour can be distracting. His staging was OK, I was worried that it could be too extravagant, but they kept it together. Since the jury will be different, there’s no reason to worries for now, the televoting result was very ecouraging to #telele. Matay was just perfect (pun intended) and Calema did a good job.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

This has become (quietly) a really good national selection. Conan doing his own thing…

Eurovision fan since 2014
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Eurovision fan since 2014

For the love of Osiris, drop the backing vocalists or find the new ones – I couldnt focus on the song because of those cringy “ughs”. Its hard to describe the performance, I expexted some wild dances, I like it unless its him who does so. Seems like the jury was not convinced enough, me neither. Nonetheless #telemoveis is still a good choice for Portugal, everyone is playing their A game and showing some more or less edgy sounds, let them be a part of it too 🙂

Marn
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Marn

those ‘cringy ughs’ have always been in the song. are you sure you have been following the contest?

bastian
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bastian

OMG im in love with………………………….. Ana Cláudia – Inércia. Great song, freaking love it. Its a tune. For me its better than Conan with his look at me being different-performance. Matay was also pretty good.

Skiwalko
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Skiwalko

Oh, I certainly agree – “Inercia” is an amazing piece, spiritual, atmospheric, fresh and emotionally gripping – just grand – so glad it went through.

Pastel de nata
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Pastel de nata

She abused the hand gestures thou, same way for the spinning camera with Calema, I was dizzy in a matter of seconds. Conan is the wild card, makes you laugh and cry at the same time, he’s everything.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I watched this one. There were a few interesting things that happened: – Conan Osiris’s vocal performance did not match the recorded track in some places. He was singing a harmony line at one point, and he also decided not to go for a top note. I am not sure yet whether or not this was deliberate, or if he was unwell. This will no doubt be discussed here by other commenters. – Again about Conan Osiris’s performance, the choreography behind his entry was highly artistic, but to me came across as comical and slapstick. Again, another discussion point. –… Read more »

Jo.
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Jo.

He is so hipster that he doesn’t want to follow his own track ^^

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It is possible. Did he say anything afterwards?

James
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James

He was interviewed after all the acts have performed. I don’t know what they were all saying though.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

After the show has ended, he said during RTP’s official live stream on facebook that each time he sings the song, he feels it in a different and unique way: that’s why his voice changed a bit from the original audio recording to the live performance.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

This reminds me about the fact that Salvador was tired to sing “Amar Pelos Dois” the same way over and over, but Luísa “made him” stick to the script. So, maybe Conan needs a Luísa by his side. 😀

yom124
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yom124

The thing is Salvador could actually do it though, I have heard many versions of salvador singing Amar Pelos Dois and every time it is a little different but still sounds magic. Who tf knows what Conan is trying to do here.

L’oiseau
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L’oiseau

That is true. The problem is that Salvador is much more resourceful singer than Conan and can have the luxury of singing the song differently every time and indeed be magical. As much as I love Conan as an artist, he is not in Salvador’s league vocally and should stick to his wonderful harmonies that he created.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Well, Salvador is a much more experienced performer, he even had the opportunity to study music in different countries, it’s natural that he could handle changing a song out of the blue better than Conan. But everytime you change something people love, you can lose them with the distraction. The good thing is that Conan did it when it was still possible to get away with it. I believe he’ll stick to the original plan in the final.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Oh Sabrina, let’s hope so… 🙂

Marn
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Marn

salvador COULDN’T at all, i remember seeing some videos of his rehearsals where he was trying different stuff and it was way worse than conan and more exaggerated.

L’oiseau
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L’oiseau

He did that because he was tired and bored to death with the rehearsals but at the live show he excelled unlike Conan

GazilionPT
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GazilionPT

Conan has two problems that Salvador had not:
First, he’s not as mature a performer as Salvador is.
Second, he’s not only the singer, he’s also the author of both the music and the lyrics, so he’s basically 100% in charge, a free wheel with no bossy older sister to call him to reason. Having creative freedom may be a good thing, but sometimes you need someone with their feet on the ground to put things in perspective.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

He hasn’t addressed this subject in the interview during the show. He basically said that he felt much better about tonight’s performance than about the rehearsals. So… small talk. Oh, and his dancer said that his fall was unintentional. I would never notice that, since he’s very edgy! haha

James
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James

I noticed that. It was a really hard fall, smacked down to the floor.

Sam
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Sam

Sabrina, when being interviewed broadcasting live his dancer said his fall was INTENTIONAL …I just went through the interview again to confirm it.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I’m just happy that you described a song as “soapy”.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

LOL. As in: Reminiscent of a soap opera.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

About the choreography, Mask, if you watch this video you’ll understand why I feel they kept it together tonight! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m–K4w9M7uU

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks for that. LOL, okay. Point taken.
Also, at the time I wrote my comment, I was unaware that the dancer’s fall was unintentional. Sorry about that. Hence, the slapstick comedy was actually not intended, it seems.

Paul
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Paul

The fall was INTENTIONAL.

Helder Alexandre
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Helder Alexandre

“Apparently when the scores are tied, it is the JURY that has the deciding score in Portugal. “… That’s only for lhe semi-finals. Ar lhe final the last word belongs to the public. Best regards

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Ahhh, now I understand. Thank you.

Titus
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Titus

Conan needs to sing the proper melody in the final, otherwise the jury will not let him win.

The staging was awesome, but the singing needs a lot of improvement.

Miguel
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Miguel

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Teeks
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Teeks

Y quisiera comprar tu revista

Charles
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Charles

Even if he sticks to the melody or if he lip syncs to the recording, the jury is clearly not willing to give him the same degree of attention that the public has been giving him. Mathematically speaking … if he gets 7 again … he’s not gonna win this and the whole 2010 turmoil and debacle will repeat itself … if anyone still remembers the controversy with Filipa’s win back then …

GazilionPT
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GazilionPT

The jury voting system in the final is totally different: instead of a single jury, in the final you have 7 regional juries.
So what the SF jury thinks of Conan may be 100% irrelevant in the final.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Oh yes I do, and I feared it from the very beginning… The only good thing, is that Filipa made it to the final, after all…

Marn
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Marn

the jury wont let him win either way, the song is too different and risky

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

I mean, I guess I could accept Conan not winning, because ,as opposed to other countries, we do have other options at Festival de Cancao. But I’d still be very sad if Telemoveis doesn’t win just because the jury doesn’t want him to. What Conan needs to change imo is to first of all stick with the melody, bc the song is getting far too messy if he keeps varying the original melody. The damn song is beautiful the way it is. Stick with it! I also think the whole staging is a little bit too extra and distracting. His… Read more »

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Honestly, maybe the jury only put him 4th to warn him. Like “Dude, stop with this mess and get yourself together if you want to win.” Kinda seemed like it.

Loin dici
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It reminded me of Salvador, though. His delivery can be different to each performance.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Yes, but Salvador didn’t change the melody of like 70% of the song. It’s a bit too much.

Tibor
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Tibor

Oh, no, him not winning would be a tragedy …

Loin dici
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Two of the juries are old and one of them is a jazz singer. I’m kind of worried.

Miguel
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Miguel

Conan song is the best

But please, he needs to stick to the melody from the studio version…
In addition, the performance is TOO MUCH for my taste, just keep it simple

Doris
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Doris

OMG, will the regional jury sabotage Portugal chances in Tel-aviv by chosing the boring Disney song over the Conan masterpiece.

Jo.
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Jo.

They got too stuck with Salvador’s speech, they can’t think for themselves.

DDRaven
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DDRaven

well, it’s decided, no final for Portugal this year. Not as long as these old farts, I mean, “expert jury” ensure Conan, the only one with more than 0.1% chance of making it to the ESC final, ain’t getting nowhere near the top. God, how do they allow and old idiot who probably doesn’t even have his full mental health in check, and that has 0 music background, be the leader of a jury? What a joke. Congrats RTP, go ahead and make that joke cheesy 1960s garbo ballad win, when you get even lower than Montenegro on the day… Read more »

Alkisti
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Alkisti

Oh the old Swedish supramicist fart is back with his angry alias, aka Denis. What is you’re problem with Portugal?. Anyway, for someone that loaths this nation you spend an awful lot of time watching the FdC… Don’t you have enough to chew with the musically poor semi-final of Melfest, which is thousand times less interesting than many other national finals, including FdC

Trh
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Trh

Good for you then, you don’t have to listen to it in the final unless you are a masochist. Why do you listen to FdC a anyway? I sure don’t spend my time with Melodiefestivalen…

Selnü
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Selnü

I was worried about the televote with ‘telemóveis’ but now I‘m worried that he might not make it bc of the jury

Jo.
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Jo.

Tasteless juries. Portugal sending Conan and the Holy Trinity is complete:

Italy|Albania|Portugal

Telemóveis is clever, rhythmic and intriguing, but I’d take NBC too.
I think it will be about those two: Telemóveis as the televoting winner and Igual a Ti as the jury winner. I can see both being Top 10 at ESC. Portugal is serving QUALITY!
The first semi-final is shaping up to be the weakest one, so Portugal won’t have much trouble to make it through (if they pick one of those two songs!)

Why?!
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Why?!

Conan was miles away from the others…

No name
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No name

Conan’s performance was so tryhard… We get it, you’re an edgy hipster

bastian
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bastian

I agree

Tibor
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Tibor

Okay, I’m officially worried. Conan needs to sing the actual melody of the song.