The grand ginal of Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2019 is upon us. Portimão Arena welcomes the eight finalists but only one of them will hold the trophy and fly to Tel Aviv in May. From Matay’s traditional ballad to Surma’s haunting experimental track, RTP will provide a show for everyone.
We asked you to vote for the act you’d like to see in Israel (and you were VERY clear). With a total of 2,143 votes, the results are in and Conan Osíris is your Portuguese king.
Demolishing is the word to describe this result. “Telemóveis” gathered the preference of 70.56% of our readers. A result like this would be expected in a noncompetitive year of Festival da Canção but not this year. But in a rather competitive year like this, with an increase in quality, Osíris proves he is indeed a phenomenon and a force to be reckon with.
The pop duo Calema come in second with 8.73%. “A Dois” will sure be a radio hit in Portugal but it did not convince a lot of our readers. For some modern, for others generic. One thing is certain. Most people agree it does not have the impact needed for Eurovision.
Surma rounds up the podium with 6.02%. After a show stopping performance in semi-final two, the experimental artist will go toe to toe with Conan Osíris for the non mainstream vote. While that may hurt her in the voting, the one thing we can’t take away from her is this piece of art.
Poll results: Who should win Festival da Canção 2019?
- Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis” 70.56% (1,512 votes)
- Calema – “A dois” 8.73% (187 votes)
- Surma – “Pugna” 6.02% (129 votes)
- NBC – “Igual a ti” 5.04% (108 votes)
- Matay – “Perfeito” 3.69% (79 votes)
- Ana Cláudia – “Inércia” 3.36% (72 votes)
- Mariana Bragada – “Mar doce” 1.49% (32 votes)
- Madrepaz – “Mundo a mudar” 1.11% (24 votes)
Do you agree with these results? Who is your favourite to win Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2019? Tell us in the comment section below!