The second semi-final of Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2019 is just around the corner. This Saturday, RTP’s studios will welcome the second batch of eight songs that will fight for the honour of representing the Iberian nation in Tel Aviv. Only four acts will advance to the grand final at Portimão Arena where they will join semi-final one qualifiers Conan Osíris, Matay, Calema and Ana Cláudia.
We asked you to vote for the acts you would like to see advance to the final. With a total of 2,877 votes, the results are in and you were very clear on who should qualify this weekend.
The clear favourite this week is NBC with his powerful mid-tempo track “Igual a Ti”. 28% of wiwibloggs readers want to see the singer and rapper born in São Tomé and Príncipe in the grand final. Known for his distinct vocal tone and powerhouse vocals, Timóteo is ready to impress.
Ready to challenge the conventional in a way Festival da Canção never dared is Surma with her experimental track “Pugna”. 19% of our readers want to see her in the final. One thing is certain: Surma is daring to dream and we are ready to do it with her.
Lara Laquiz comes in third place. With 13% of the votes, the uptempo track is set to make an impression between ballads and experimental tracks. Will that impression be enough to impress juries and the public and sail through to the final? Our readers think so.
Marlon is out but João Couto is in. “O Jantar” stays the same and you voted the song in fourth place with 13%. The feel-good track was closely followed by Mariana Bragada and the song “Mar Doce” with 11%.
Poll results: Who should qualify from Festival da Canção 2019 semi final 2?
- NBC – “Igual a Ti” – 28% (809 votes)
- Surma – “Pugna” – 21% (535 votes)
- Lara Laquiz – “O Lugar” – 13% (365 votes)
- João Couto – “O Jantar” – 13% (363 votes)
- Mariana Bragada– “Mar Doce” – 11% (315 votes)
- Madrepaz– “Mundo a Mudar” – 7% (189 votes)
- Dan Riverman – “Lava” – 6% (164 votes)
- Mila Dores – “Debaixo do luar” – 5% (137 votes)
Last week, you predicted 3 out of 4 qualifiers and your favourite was the winner of the televote. Are you confident the poll will reflect Saturday’s results? Tell us in the comments section below!