Portugal’s RTP just closed its doors on the semi-finals of Festival da Canção 2020. Tonight, the second semi-final took place. Eight songs battled for the last four spots in the grand final and the results are in.

A combination of jury and televote determined that Jimmy PTomás Luzia, Kady and Elisa Rodrigues will grace the final stage in the city of Elvas, next week.

Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020 semi-final two results

The second semi-final took place in Lisbon’s RTP headquarters. 50% of the result came from a professional jury that included Eurovision 2019 star Conan Osiris. The remaining 50% from televote. The qualifiers were announced in random order.

One thing we learned from last week is that being one of the early favourites does not guarantee you a spot in the final – cough cough Blasted. So tonight we were in for quite a number of unexpected surprises. This week, wiwibloggs poll winners Dubio feat. +351 were left at the gates of the grand final.

After an intense qualifiers announcement, the four acts joining last weeks qualifiers are Jimmy P with “Abensonhado”, Tomás Luzia with “Mais real que o amor”, Kady with “Diz Só” and Elisa Rodrigues with “Não voltes mais”.

Jimmy P – “Abensonhado” live at semi-final two of Festival da Canção 2020

Tomás Luzia – “Mais real que o amor” live at semi-final two of Festival da Canção 2020

Kady – “Diz Só” live at semi-final two of Festival da Canção 2020

Elisa Rodrigues – “Não voltes mais” live at semi-final two of Festival da Canção 2020

Unfortunately, it’s the end of the line for Dubio feat. +351, Luiz Caracol & Gus Liberdade, Judas and Cláudio Frank

Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020 Grand Final Acts

Tonight’s semi-final concluded the search for the eight finalists that will perform in Elvas on March 7. The running order is yet to be determined.

  • Bárbara Tinoco  -“Passe-Partout”
  • Elisa – “Medo de sentir”
  • Elisa Rodrigues – “Não voltes mais”
  • Filipe Sambado – “Gerbera amarela do Sul”
  • Jimmy P – “Abensonhado”
  • Kady – “Diz só”
  • Throes + The Shine – “Movimento”
  • Tomás Luzia – “Mais real que o amor”

Are you happy with tonight’s results? Are you surprised with anything? Which live performance was your favourite? Tell us in the comment section below. 

Read more Portugal Eurovision 2020 news here

 

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Film
Film
7 months ago

Too bad Cegueira didnt go to the final. At least Movimento is there.

Héctor
Héctor
7 months ago

None of these would be a competitive entry. The winner will come from the 1st SF.

Sad with wiwi
Sad with wiwi
7 months ago

For me, this year, wiwi is cancelled. 🙁
I love you guys but reacting to only 3 songs from the 1st semi (what was clearly an effort in disguise), posting only 2 interviews… What is happening? At least a reaction to the recaps or something. You might not have the time, you might not be interested in FdC, but as an Eurovision fan, I want to know more about semis and finals from other countries as well. I’m truly sad. I know that melfest brings you clicks but as a bona fide esc website I expected more. :/

Livs
Livs
7 months ago

Wasn’t a fan of the audio version but Jimmy P really had me on this semi, it’s a big risk and he would probably not do well but I can totally picture this in the Eurovision stage! Plus he probably has more resources to invest on staging comparing to the others. Barbara and Jimmy P are certainly the front runners to win the final, closely followed by Elisa but she needs to polish her performance a lot if you don’t feel it, it doesn’t work! Kady was good but her song has limited potencial I would bet in a fourth… Read more »

Whisker
Whisker
7 months ago

Well done Kady! That’s what you do with #backingvocalists, they were not just backvocaling, but were an *element* of the *performance*. Kady sang very well but I hope she will relax in the final, my impression was she was a bit stiff.

Nice to Mit
Nice to Mit
7 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I thought it was a badchoreography.

yeah
yeah
7 months ago
Reply to  Nice to Mit

Stretching their legs like a yoga class in this kind of song, you really think it suits the song? (to the people who disliked my honest comment!)

Crash at Corona
Crash at Corona
7 months ago

Disho disho disho
Lovely dish by Kady

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7 months ago

I love the way Portuguese friends pronounce “Diz Só”, it’s different from the Brazilian way. It’s cute.

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

Not a big fan of any of these sorry, I always thought this was the weaker semi. I can’t see any of these translating well across Europe.

Personally I would go with Movimento, we need more lively songs, and this is definitely one. And please not Passé Partout, I think I might actually cry in horror if that one gets through.

Catriona Colville
Catriona Colville
7 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Be prepared to cry. It’s going to win. And the lively songs will come from the internals. Stop obsessing over up tempo songs.

Miguel
Miguel
7 months ago

Overall boring semifinal. I don’t have a strong opinion on the qualifiers. Diz Só is a nice song and it was a solid performance. Não Voltes Mais is not an outstanding song, even with the ethnic sounds. Elisa was the best singer of the night and her performance made her go through. Abensonhado…. well… its rap… I guess it stands out just for that reason. The song has meaningful lyrics but has no melody whatsoever. The other qualifier makes me fall asleep. Cegueira is the best song, but performing first ruined their chances as the performance wasn’t that strong. Maybe… Read more »

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
7 months ago

The real shocker for me was Judas not passing. I mean… what a performance! Dancing the way he did without once getting off-key… Never seen in the FdC! And the song came really alive on stage. Such a shame. I am super happy with Jimmy P and Kady. Their life performances were great. Finally someone got some thought into the staging, but without being “weird” about it. ( don’t get me wrong, I loved Sambado’s or last year’s Surma or Conan’s staging, they just weren’t appealing for the masses)

Miguel
Miguel
7 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Judas did a great performance. The problem is the song. Its way too repetitive.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
7 months ago
Reply to  Miguel

I agree that the chorus was too repetitive lyrically and musically and I guess this is what killed the song. But that beat… it’s just great,

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

Happy to see, you’re lightening up a bit about this year’s Festival da Cançao. 🙂
And you’re right, Judas’ outfit should have earned him the fourth spot in the final, it was a hoot.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

LOL. I have been a bit gloomy about it. I guess I am too harsh against my own country… Yessss! That outfit OMG!.., So said that we don’t have a Andere Chance semi…

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

After spending some time over with the delightful bunch in the Croatia and Serbia posts, I find this levelheaded approach to your own country’s selection very refreshing. 😉

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

🙂

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

As expected, this was the less competitive semi, three of the qualifiers (Kady, Elisa and Jimmy) were not very surprising, the fourth spot was up for grabs, but as nice as he seems, I don’t see Tómas Luzia going far in the final.
Personally, I’m rather pleased with the outcome, none of my favourites stayed in the semis, now I’m only hoping that the 50s song won’t be Portugal’s choice. As we have seen yesterday, the fandom’s choice and the actual result can differ quite a bit.

Josh Burns
Josh Burns
7 months ago

What an absolute disappointment. This why I don’t like Portugal’s entries at Eurovision.

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Josh Burns

Why exactly now?

Aviap
Aviap
7 months ago
Reply to  Josh Burns

Because of NF songs? Smart.

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Aviap

Oh, silly me, I always believe there’s a thought process. Should know better by now.

Apple
Apple
7 months ago

Kady is my fave of the selection so I am happy

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

Surprised Tomás made it through. I would’ve went with Luiz and Gus but it wasn’t like something really good missed out. The half-decent songs in this SF got through and the better songs in SF1 got through.
Should be an excellent final.

Jake
Jake
7 months ago

Bernardo, please ask RTP why they stage these songs like they are auditions instead of being a real television programme. I see videos of The Voice Portugal on youtube with amateurs that look like they are more professionally done than these performances. It’s so shocking. It’s horrible to see the audience look so bored on camera…who puts the audience behind the performers?! it makes no sense. They should get whoever produces The Voice Portugal to do Festival da Cancao

Megxit over
Megxit over
7 months ago

Kady 4 da win

Alaska
Alaska
7 months ago
Reply to  Megxit over

It’s so beautiful… <3

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

Jimmy, Kady and Elisa were much more convincing than the rest in this semi. Some of the other artists seemed nervous. Don’t know how Portuguese viewers feel about rap, but maybe Jimmy can be a surprise in the final (though I still prefer the songs of the 1st semi). Too bad “Cegueira” hasn’t made it, but the performance wasn’t good. Hope to hear more from Dubio and +351 (found out during the show that they’re too separate bands that joined forces, one of the guys in one band is the brother of one of the guys in the other).

keith mawson
keith mawson
7 months ago

Nothing I liked in either semi, totally dire unlistenable tripe. They ruined any chance they had.

Aviap
Aviap
7 months ago
Reply to  keith mawson

No one f*cking cares about an opinion of a biased Brit.

Caa
Caa
7 months ago

Jimmy P needs to win!I’ve never seen rap in Eurovisio

Nicolas
Nicolas
7 months ago
Reply to  Caa

Because who likes to finish in the last place .?

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
7 months ago
Reply to  Caa

There has been rap before. The first time was in 1995 with the UK, which was a great song actually for the time

Ohi
Ohi
7 months ago
Reply to  Caa

Rap Is difficult to present ina way it still has bounce and rhythm and texture that someone can enjoy who doesn’t speak your language. Jimmy P if selected is literally asking to come dead last. It doesn’t even have a nice backing track to enjoy.

Big Bro thank which didn’t win in the UK in 2007 was rap done well. If bloody John Barrowman wasn’t so enthusiastic about Scooch history could have been very different.

Filipe
Filipe
7 months ago

Sad for Dubio ft. +351 🙁 But then I kinda expected, we needed more power on that live show, and not so dark.. It felt kinda lost. Still, they should have took the spot of Tomás Luzia, nice guy with great voice, but too shy and nervous for this. The rest of the finalists I’ve already predicted them. So far, for the final: 1. Elisa or Bárbara; 3. Throes;

Atlas
Atlas
7 months ago
Reply to  Filipe

Jymy p

JeyDelRey
JeyDelRey
7 months ago

I’m so sad to see that Dubio feat. +351 were eliminated. Well now, I’m definitely rooting for Medo de Sentir, even though I’m pretty sure it’s going to be Passe-partout..

Atlas
Atlas
7 months ago
Reply to  JeyDelRey

Jimmy p