On Saturday night, all eyes will turn to Elvas for the end of Portugal’s national final.
Eight acts will take to the stage for the final of Festival da Canção 2020. But only one can win the Portuguese ticket to Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam.
Eurovision 2018 host Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim are back to present the proceedings.
Portugal has been on a downhill trend since the lofty heights of victory in 2017. This year’s act will hope to reverse that trajectory. With a last place and non-qualification in the past two years, the only way is up.
And now we want to know who you think should win. Perhaps you’re charmed by “Passe Partout”? Or maybe “Medo de Sentir” moves you? Or it could be that “Abensonhado” has your vote? Whichever act you’re backing we want to hear from you.
You can vote in our poll for as many acts as you like, but make your vote count because you can only cast it once. We’ll close the poll ahead of the live show on March 7.
Who should win Festival da Cançao 2020
1. Filipe Sambado – “Gerbera amarela do Sul”
2. Jimmy P – “Abensonhado”
3. Tomás Luzia – “Mais real que o amor”
4. Elisa Rodrigues – “Não voltes mais”
5. Throes + The Shine – “Movimento”
6. Kady – “Diz só”
7. Elisa – “Medo de sentir”
8. Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout”
The winning Portuguese act will compete in the second half of Semi-Final 2.
Last year’s Portuguese act Conan Osiris failed to advance from the semi-finals. His avant garde track “Telemóveis” finished fifteenth, despite picking up the maximum marks from French and Spanish televoters.
Which song is your favourite? Do you think Portugal can make it out of the semi-finals this year? Let us know in the comment below!