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?

  1. Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis” 70.56% (1,512 votes)
  2. Calema – “A dois” 8.73% (187 votes)
  3. Surma – “Pugna” 6.02% (129 votes)
  4. NBC – “Igual a ti” 5.04% (108 votes)
  5. Matay – “Perfeito” 3.69% (79 votes)
  6. Ana Cláudia – “Inércia” 3.36% (72 votes)
  7. Mariana Bragada – “Mar doce” 1.49% (32 votes)
  8. 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!

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Am.casablancas
Am.casablancas
1 year ago

Yaaaas, Portugal on my personal top for the third year in a row. My personal favorite.

Luis
Luis
1 year ago

Conan song wins with the bigest voting ever on Portuguese Festival!

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago

12 points also from the televote. Congratulations Conan Osiris. 🙂

Luis
Luis
1 year ago

Conan wins!

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago

There was no need for sorrow. Conan dominates the jury vote. 12 points from almost everywhere. Once he got 10. And NBC is second.

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago

Okay, you could tell with every single act, that the choreography was designed for the smaller stage.
I think, Conan did really well, he minimised his harmonising. NBC transferred also very handsomely to the bigger stage. Matay got standing ovations for his performance, but I’m still not feeling the song.
I say it’s between Conan and NBC.

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago
Reply to  Tibor

But if I believe the cheering of the crowd during the recap, it’s between Conan and Matay …

Kit Kat
Kit Kat
1 year ago

Oh… Edward Scissorhands 😉

Tibor
Tibor
1 year ago

Okay, Portugal, I’m all ears.

HI GUYS
HI GUYS
1 year ago

Hes not gonna win though. No fan favourites from national finals are going to tel aviv this year

What?!
What?!
1 year ago
Reply to  HI GUYS

Really? How can you know it? Do you know the lottery numbers too? If you know could you tell me please?

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

Oops, mistyped my email on the comment below. I like me better on the green monster version.

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago

I’m confident Conan will top the televote, so he’ll need to be at least 2nd place with the jury or come 3rd and hope that the jury winner doesn’t get 2nd place with the public vote. There are some variables that make it unpredictable: – Different juries. The bad news for Conan is that regional juries may be conservative. The silver lining is that some jurors may feel uncomfortable to rank very low the now confirmed fan favorite even if they aren’t very fond of it. – How much NBC and Matay can harm each other while competing between themselves?… Read more »

Luis
Luis
1 year ago
Pancake
Pancake
1 year ago

You heard the people, Portugal!
Now go and vote! Vote for this man and his incredible song! Vote, I say!

Gurl
Gurl
1 year ago

Jeez, judging from votes here, there will be riots if Portugal don’t choose Conan and also Iceland Hatari 😛

Leo Valdez
Leo Valdez
1 year ago

I think the real competition will be between Matay and NBC!
Surma has the jury vote behind her but the public will not favor it…and Conan is the opposite

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
1 year ago
Reply to  Leo Valdez

Very unfortunately, this is my prediction as well. 🙁

Portugal 12 points
Portugal 12 points
1 year ago
Reply to  Leo Valdez

I respect your opinion but you are wrong… The real competition will be between Conan or Conan yes you read well… Yesterday one of the juries went to a Portuguese late night tv show and he said indirectly
that he support Conan… So I see good perspective here… Don’t be pessimist and don’t see only for the results of the semi finals…

Leo Valdez
Leo Valdez
1 year ago

I hope final juries have a better taste than those in semis

oli
oli
1 year ago

WOW, it’s clear what people want! I would love to see Conan in Eurovision. Portugal come on, give us what we want! 🙂

Komentator
Komentator
1 year ago

Conan’s song isn’t a song which could to win on Eurovision but would be high ranking.

Am.casablancas
Am.casablancas
1 year ago

This title needs to add: and could possibly win ESC. Although tbh their hosting was pretty lame, 4 ladies and noone where nearly as charming as the two guys from Ukraine a couple years ago.

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Conan deserves to go. We all need him in TLV.

Kim
Kim
1 year ago

Why does everybody seems to like this Song… i try, but i really struggle with finding the beauty in this Song… is it because og the lyrics? Is there a deep mening with this Song? I’m so confused…. because as it is now, I really really dislike the Song. But please, tell me anything good about this Song.. and maybe I will get to understand the hype. 🙂

Portugal 12 points
Portugal 12 points
1 year ago
Reply to  Kim

The song is about the meaning of life, you live and die, you love, you break your heart, you broke someone’s heart, you miss somebody, you want to talk to a person but you can’t because he/she aren’t there anymore… I hope I helped you… The song for me is awesome I’m Portuguese and I hope Conan go to eurovision…

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

Well, it’s not everymen’s state. You shouldn’t force yourself to like it. Especially if you are not into afro-beat (like kuduro) or eastern european chanting then it’s hard for you to like it.

Kim
Kim
1 year ago
Reply to  L'oiseau

Ofc I shouldn’t force myself. But I like to give the songs a chance. F.ex. the albanian enten for this year was really not for me when it got released. After understanding her lyrics and listen a few times I got to appreciate it, and let it be one of the songs I like the best this year. But this song is still annoying and repetative to me, and then I find it strange when do many people here just praise Conan. I’ve watched the video with Deban and William and I still dont understand the hype. But thanks for… Read more »

Alaska
Alaska
1 year ago
Reply to  Kim

William and Deban will make you understand the song BRILLIANTLY! Just click on the link below. Enjoy! 😉
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Er4NzvuatY&fbclid=IwAR06_FZr9rqYCaxspuJESYYZyrDZmaWOSHvMNqj2y9XT0pgzm3rzvvmmD1Q

Francisco Rodrigues
1 year ago

Conan for the win!!!

Jjjjj
Jjjjj
1 year ago

He’s the only chance for Portugal to not become a one-hit wonder like Finland(win once after years of flopping and then never see the top 10 again)

yom124
yom124
1 year ago
Reply to  Jjjjj

ye

Jo.
Jo.
1 year ago

I like the “frogs in a swamp” sound.

ESCalator
ESCalator
1 year ago

That dancer was owning the stage better than the lead singer!

pastel de nata
pastel de nata
1 year ago
Reply to  ESCalator

Naturally, he doesn’t have to sing! :p

Pêra
Pêra
1 year ago

Conan… And simply this song is just…. GREAT… Do not even bother if it comes last in Eurovision… It IS simply outstanding….. Obrigado, Conan (by the way, Italy’s is beyond boring and the Hatary guy…. really????? ( just noise and the sexual bds thing…. really??????

Fun or ban?
Fun or ban?
1 year ago

Conan’s song is kinda weird, unique, it sounds like a tribal incantation. It has a hypnotic quality, which makes it unusual and hard digestible. It transcends worlds, it’s profound and memorable. But my question is: how many people would understand and appreciate such song? It deserves to win because I love diversity, but for me Telemoveis is a visual song , and not one that I’d like to listen to the radio.
Long story short: well done, Portugal!

Jack
Jack
1 year ago

We should brace ourselves for Conan to get Green Booked on Saturday I’m afraid, I can’t see regional juries ranking him high if he had the 2nd lowest score from jury for the semifinal qualifiers. Looks like Matay or NBC will represent Portugal, my 2 favorites in FdC this year are Surma & Ana Claudia.

EzZ
EzZ
1 year ago

Yes the deserving favourite, Conan is the only song ive listened too and instantly had on repeat over and over, the only one who could get Portugal a second win, if everything goes well on the night, cant wait until he wins.

James
James
1 year ago

Slightly off-topic: Can I just say that I really enjoy watching Festival da Canção these past three editions?

The intimate semifinal studio stage took some getting used to but the overall package is very admirable. Most of all I love their motion graphics package and the theme song that comes with it (Courtesy of Paulo Dos Passos of RTP who create the intro et al).

If only there’s a way to know who composed the theme and if it can be listened in full.

Here’s the video of the 2017 FDC intro: https://vimeo.com/217458747

Sabrina
Sabrina
1 year ago
Reply to  James

I agree and I would add the fact that it’s a show that shows a lot of respect to songwriters. They’re invited to come up with songs (so, a big sign of trust in their work), they pick the artist that will sing and on previous years they were even highlighted on the intro videos, telling the audience what the song is about and why they picked that particular performer to defend their work.

Puok
Puok
1 year ago

He is the only one who could take Portugal to final.

Colin
Colin
1 year ago
Reply to  Puok

Actually, I truly believe Surma, NBC, Calema and Matay would likely qualify. Conan is the only possible top 5 finish, though.

Geni
Geni
1 year ago

I’m looking forward to vote on conan Osíris in TLV. ??? Kisses from Switzerland