Get ready for a musical buffet. Portugal’s broadcaster RTP has revealed all the artists who will be competing in Festival da Canção 2020. They have also released the full versions of the songs competing for a ticket to Rotterdam.
RTP introduced the 16 acts at an event today. Among the confirmed acts are Barbara Tinoco, Blasted (formerly known as Blasted Mechanism) and Throes + The Shine.
In November, RTP revealed the 16 composers who were invited to create an entry for Festival da Canção 2020. Some songwriters will perform their own songs, while others have written for another artist to sing.
The show hosts were also confirmed. The first semi-final will be presented by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and Jorge Gabriel. The following week, the second semi will be presented by Sónia Araújo and José Carlos Malato. The grand final will be hosted by Eurovision 2020 host Filomena Cautela as well as Vasco Palmeirim. Inês Lopes Gonçalves will be the green room host.
Today’s press conference also confirmed that the town of Elvas will be the home of the grand final on March 7.
The semi-finals of Festival da Canção 2020 will take place on February 22 and 29 at RTP Headquarters in Lisbon.
Festival da Canção 2020 – Competing entries
- Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout”
- Blasted – “Rebellion”
- Cláudio Frank – “Quero-te Abraçar”
- Dubio feat. +351 – “Cegueira”
- Elisa – “Medo de Sentir”
- Elisa Rodrigues – “Não Voltes Mais”
- Filipe Sambado – “Gerbera Amarela do Sul”
- Ian Mucznik – “O Dia de Amanhã”
- JJaZZ – “Agora”
- Jimmy P – “Abensonhado”
- Judas – “Cubismo Enviesado”
- Kady – “Diz Só”
- Luiz Caracol & Gus Liberdade – “Dói-me o País”
- MEERA – “Copo de Gin”
- Tomás Luzia – “Mais Real Que O Amor”
- Throes + The Shine – “Movimento”
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