The Grand Final of Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020 is just around the corner.
After two intense semi-finals in Lisbon, broadcaster RTP moved to the city of Elvas for Saturday’s final show. Eight acts will perform but only one will win the coveted trophy and represent Portugal at Eurovision 2020.
We asked you to vote for your favorite act and you made your voices heard. Bárbara Tinoco should win Festival da Canção 2020.
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.
Bárbara Tinoco should win Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020
Bárbara Tinoco with “Passe-Partout” is the clear favorite to win it all. The French chanson with jazz influences got 38.75% of the votes, or 544 votes. Miss Tinoco was one of the two acts able to enter the Youtube Portugal trends list.
The Wiwi Jury also has the song up on their lists. Luís Fuster writes: “A song that falls so easily on the ears, and sounds apparently simple, but it actually changes direction more than ten times, and it’s constantly adding new sounds to the melody. This is not just enjoyable, it’s excellent.”
In second place we have Elisa with her contemporary ballad “Medo de Sentir”. The song was a fan-favorite early on and consolidated that status after a strong showing at the semi-final. She amassed 19.23% of the preferences, that’s 270 votes.
The band Throes + The Shine rounds up the top three. Their uptempo pop track “Movimento” was able to gather 13.25% of the preferences. That’s 186 votes. The strong semi-final performance was the final push that cemented the group’s dark horse status in the competition.
Jimmy P with the hip-hop/rap inspired “Abensonhado” came fourth with 9.4% (132 votes). The result comes as a surprise after a powerful showing on semi-final two. The performance was able to enter the Portuguese Youtube Trends.
Filipe Sambado with “Gerbera Amarela do Sul“, Kady with “Diz Só“, Elisa Rodrigues with “Não Voltes Mais” and Tomás Luzia with “Mais Real que o Amor” all trail behind the top 4 with less than 9% each.
Poll Results: Who should win Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020?
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Photo: Pedro Pina | RTP