It’s Festival da Canção time. The 2020 edition of Portugal’s traditional music festival will go live from Lisbon for its first semi-final on February 22. The road to Eurovision 2020 has started in Portugal — and there are several top-notch acts trying to stay on it.
Eight songs will battle for four places in the March 7 Grand Final in the city of Elvas. If it was up to you, the band Blasted Mechanism would come out on top tonight with their song “Rebellion“.
The remaining spots in the grand final would be filled by Bárbara Tinoco, Elisa and Throes + The shine.
After the songs were released, we asked you to make your voices heard and you did. We counted 2,880 votes and your top four was as clear as water.
Blasted Mechanism topped your preferences with 36.22% of the votes, or 1,043 votes. “Rebellion” is the only song performed in English at this year’s edition of Festival da Canção.
Bárbara Tinoco‘s French chanson inspired “Passe-Partout” came in second with 26.88% of the tally. That’s 774 votes.
In third place came Elisa with her contemporary ballad “Medo de Sentir“. She gathered votes from 15.83% of our readers, which is 456 votes.
If it was up to our readers, Throes + The Shine would snatch the last available ticket to the final. “Movimento” got 11.15%. That’s 321 votes.
MEERA, Filipe Sambado, JJaZZ and Ian Mucznik would end their Festival da Canção 2020 run tonight. All four acts combined only account for 9.94% of the vote. Ouch!
Poll results: Who should win semi final one of Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020?
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