Temos um vencedor! After a marathon show, Portugal has finally chosen Conan Osíris with the song “Telemóveis” to represent them at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv. The hype was real, and now his ticket to Israel is too.
Tonight saw the return of the one and only Filomena Cautela to the Eurovision world as well as one of the strongest (if not the strongest) line-up in the history of Festival da Canção.
In the end, Conan Osíris managed to get the most points from both the jury and the televote: “Telemóveis” earned 24 points: 12 from the jury and 12 from the televote.
First up were the juries. There were seven of them representing the different regions of Portugal, and Conan Osíris was the artist that received the most points by a landslide! He received six out of seven sets of 12 points and a set of 10 points, a total of 82 points.
NBC came second with 54 points, and Surma came third with 46 points. Those votes were later converted to points in Eurovision-style from 12 to 3 (there were only eight songs).
Despite Conan’s landslide victory in the jury vote, the televoting was tense. While waiting for the top marks — the 8, 10 and 12 — to be revealed, there was still the possibility that NBC got more votes than Conan Osíris.
However, the Portuguese public placed “Igual a ti” third and then “Telemóveis” in first, so Conan Osíris scored the highest possible amount of points.
Festival da Canção 2019 Final – Running order
- Calema – “A dois”
- Mariana Bragada – “Mar doce”
- Matay – “Perfeito”
- Surma – “Pugna”
- NBC – “Igual a ti”
- Madrepaz – “Mundo a mudar”
- Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis”
- Ana Cláudia – “Inércia”
Apart from tonight’s performers, the show also welcomed countless Eurovision stars. As interval acts, we had former representatives of Portugal at Eurovision including Vania Fernandes, Cláudia Pascoal and Isaura, and Anabela.
Do you think Portugal made the right choice? Who was your favourite? Do you think Portugal can be in the final for the third year in a row? Tell us in the comment section below!