While semi-final one of Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020 has its early favourites, semi-final two is an open field and harder to predict.

On February 29, RTP headquarters will open its doors to the next eight acts. Only four will advance to the grand final in Elvas. The running order is yet to be announced but you can listen to all eight songs.

Which one is your favourite? Which four songs do you think should advance to the final? Listen to the eight semi-finalists and choose your favourites. You can select up to four acts, but you can only vote once. So choose wisely!

Festival da Canção 2020 – Semi-Final Two Songs

Dubio feat. +35 – “Cegueira”

Newcomers Dubio feat. +351 were selected from an open submissions call that received more than 200 songs. “Cegueira” combines traditional elements of pop with a fresh throwback to the past. It’s a smooth and diverse addition to the Festival da Canção roster.

Invited Composer: Open Submissions call

Jimmy P- “Abensonhado”

Jimmy P is one of the biggest names of Festival da Canção 2020. The hip-hop/rap singer and composer presents “Abensonhado”, an effort that doesn’t fall far from what he has been producing lately. The song will serve as a single for his upcoming album.

Invited Composer: Jimmy P

Kady – “Diz Só”

Expectations were high when Dino D’Santiago was announced as a composer this year. Surprisingly, he decided to give his song to Kady. “Diz Só” channels from contemporary Portugal while diving in African-inspired sounds.

Invited Composer: Dino D’Santiago

Elisa Rodrigues – “Não Voltes Mais”

Elisa is another newcomer on the Portuguese music scene. With one album under her belt, she wrote “Não Voltes Mais”, a pop song à la Portuguese, with intense jazz vibes. The apple does not fall far from the tree, as Jazz is Elisa’s comfort zone.

Invited Composer: Elisa Rodrigues

Cláudio Frank – “Quero-te Abraçar”

Cláudio Frank won Antena 1’s “Masterclass” competition for unknown artists and composers. His first effort in the Portuguese music market is “Quero-te Abraçar”. Despite a weak instrumental, Cláudio is set to bring charisma and charm to his performance.

Invited Composer:  Antena 1’s “Masterclass” competition winner

Luiz Caracol & Gus Liberdade – “Dói-me o País”

António Avelar Pinho is one of the veteran composers invited this year. “Dói-me o País” is a sweet mid-tempo song that relies heavily on lyrical content and the charisma of Luiz and Gus. It probably won’t seduce international audiences but falls right in the genre Portugal’s musical industry is gravitating towards.

Invited Composer: António Avelar Pinho

Tomás Luzia – “Mais Real Que o Amor”

A feel-good entry produced by Pedro Jóia and composed by Tiago Torres da Silva. Tomás gives voice to a sweet mid-tempo that takes us back to early 2000s Festival da Canção. Some will see it as positive, others not so much. But one thing is certain — Tomás will have three minutes to convince juries and the audience to vote for him.

Invited Composer: Pedro Jóia

Judas– “Cubismo Enviesado”

Hélio Morais decided to invite Judas to sing his mid-tempo pop-rock effort “Cubismo Enviesado”. The song showcases Judas’ clear vocals and we can feel he oozes charisma from this studio cut. While the song may not be the cup of tea of many, the live performance will probably elevate it — and we’re sure Judas will be the reason why.

Invited Composer: Hélio Morais

Poll: Who should win semi-final two of Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020?

Which songs from semi-final two of Festival da Canção 2020 are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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BleuKnaveXD236
BleuKnaveXD236
8 months ago

My two favs are in semi one… but I do enjoy Dubio feat. +35 – “Cegueira” the most in this semi so I hope they make it. Anyways good luck to all participants nonetheless.

keith mawson
keith mawson
8 months ago

Send Rebellion . Nothing else needed.

Miguel
Miguel
8 months ago

1. Cegueira
2. Diz só

3. Any other

The winner is in the first semifinal

Sabrina
Sabrina
8 months ago

While the first semi is a bloodbath, this one is not very strong. I hope this means that Dubio and Kady will sail quietly to the final. I would like Jimmy to qualify to.

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

My three picks too. Kady, Dubio and Jimmy P. have quite good songs. 🙂

Monika
Monika
8 months ago

Boring songs, honestly. I strongly think Portugal won’t qualify this year. The quality of the songs is…. oh well, looks like musically this country got stuck in the 80’s…..

Bro
Bro
8 months ago
Reply to  Monika

Calm down, portuguese music is not only Festival da Canção, we have a lot of good music outside this horrible contest, no one watches it anway

keith mawson
keith mawson
8 months ago
Reply to  Monika

Only song to send is Rebellion , the rest of these are out of the ark

Moongaze
Moongaze
8 months ago
Reply to  Monika

You must be such an interesting person to analyze….

Zoli
Zoli
8 months ago

Just send Blasted – Rebellion Portugal and that’s all!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

SF1 is better but there’s some good ones here.
Jimmy P, Kady, even Luiz and Gus.

Héctor
Héctor
8 months ago

First SF is way stronger. “cegueira” is the best option in this one.

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
8 months ago

I like two kizomba songs by Kady and Cláudio Frank.
Thank God for Angola and Cape Verde, they make some good music in Portuguese and inspire other artists. Contemporary Portuguese and Brazilian music is utter crap, too much country (sertanejo, pimba) or favela music (carioca funk).

José
José
8 months ago

I’m portuguese and no one should win. Go big or go home. Most of the songs are boring as hell, with artists TRYING to be original. The top three songs are weak. Basted music sounds like a teenage movie soundtrack from the early 2000s at the begining, the chorus is cringe as hell. Barbara Tinoco can’t even pronounce most of the french words that she is singing. Medo de sentir is not a bad song at all, but nothing new.

BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
BREXIT CAREER WOMAN
8 months ago
Reply to  José

iá, grande maca.

Moongaze
Moongaze
8 months ago
Reply to  José

What age are you? 12? Go and play with your toys instead of trying to type like a grown-up

profusioninside
profusioninside
8 months ago

Appreciate that majority of songs in this semi are very melodic and with their own sound. I really enjoy “Ceguelra” and “Diz Só” but “Abensonhado” is also interesting. Good selection overall. Live performances will be cruical to me 🙂