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?

Do you agree with the results? Is Bárbara Tinoco your favorite to win? Will we witness any surprises? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Tom
Tom
7 months ago

My favorites are –
2. BÁRBARA TINOCO – PASSE-PARTOUT
3. THROES + THE SHINE – MOVIMENTO
1. JIMMY P – ABENSONHADO

For Movimento
For Movimento
7 months ago

I hope that Movimento can win.I already vote 3 times and maybe i will cast another vote tonight i hope that it help them win it all

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
7 months ago

I said it before. Jimmy P would be the best choice, although musically I prefer Movimento, Geribera Amarela do Sul and Kady’s song. But I must admit, after hearing the majority of the entries, that Barbara would bring something completely different this year to the ESC and strategically it could be a good choice, although I don’t like it myself

BleuKnaveXD236
BleuKnaveXD236
7 months ago

Gotta be honest I only really care for “MOVIMENTO” in this selection… and I hate “PASSE-PARTOUT” nothing against the singer she sounds great and is very charismatic but that song is just a no for me I’m not sorry… but as always good luck to everyone.

Crash at Corona
Crash at Corona
7 months ago

Kady one and only

Josh Burns
Josh Burns
7 months ago

Why is Barbara such a fan favourite? The song sounds like it belongs in the 1950s. It’s so outdated! And also, who cares who they pick as the winner? They won’t qualify anyway. None of these songs will stand out in the second semi final. Honestly, at this rate, Portugal should consider not using Festival da Canção to select their entry and internally select their act instead so they can actually have a chance of sending a good song to Eurovision.

Bella
Bella
7 months ago
Reply to  Josh Burns

Vintage and outdated are not the same thing. 😉 Just like it’s not the same thing to wear clothes that were only trendy last summer, and sporting your mom’s super cool dress from the 80s. That’s why TV productions like La La Land, Stranger Things or Once Upon A Time in Hollywood are wildly popular: they appeal to nostalgia and our natural appeal for past times. I love this song, it creates a nice atmosphere, puts you in a good mood and it’s enjoyable. I don’t care if it places last in SF2 or if it wins the ESC, I’ll… Read more »

Josh Burns
Josh Burns
7 months ago
Reply to  Bella

I get it, Bella. Vintage is good, but I feel like it only applies to TV shows and movies. No song that I’ve heard in the last five years go for a 1950s vintage kinda vibe. Well…actually there was one. That one being Little Swing by Aronchupa. But in that case, the song was an EDM banger. Passe-Partout is not. Not to mention, other countries at Eurovision rarely ever send a 1950s sounding song to Eurovision. And I bet that’s the case for a good reason. Sure, Portugal may have won the competition with a “vintage” song but I highly… Read more »

Andre
Andre
7 months ago
Reply to  Josh Burns

What is better? A vintage song which is refreshing, no gimmicks, no artificial english, no power ballad, etc. Or the rest. For me it is clear. If I can choose, I would send Passe-Partout to Rotterdam. If it does not win ? Who cares, it still will be the best and original song. Up to now, the only song that can save ESC 2020

Josh Burns
Josh Burns
7 months ago
Reply to  Andre

Let me ask you something, Andre: Are you suggesting that this year’s Eurovision songs suck more than Passe-Partout? HOW. DARE. YOU. You just made yourself sound like you’re 70 years old. No offense, Andre. But still, the fact that you think that this song would save Eurovision 2020 is a good example as to why I sometimes question the Eurovision community. It’s 2020, and the songs should sound current. I’m really sick and tired of these outdated rubbish songs going to Eurovision! Also, just to point out, Passe-Partout is not the only bad song in the lineup. The entire grand… Read more »

Bella
Bella
7 months ago
Reply to  Josh Burns

Based on your comment it’s pretty obvious you don’t appreciate oldies/vintage sounding music. That’s fine, it’s your own taste, but that doesn’t mean there’s something inherently bad about vintage music. There’s obviously an audience for this genre and there’s tons of current bands out there playing a vintage sound. Who cares if it wins ESC or not, I feel like this would be a nice addition to this year’s lineup and add diversity. We have enough of bland/Swedish pseudo bangers already.

Josh Burns
Josh Burns
7 months ago
Reply to  Bella

It honestly really surprises me how there IS such thing as an audience who’s really into the “vintage” side of Eurovision. I’m not saying that people liking this is wrong, I’m just saying that the idea of a song with some 1950s elements in a 2020s Eurovision Song Contest is just…odd. Sure, I may have been harsh on Andre with the “70 year old” statement but I’m kinda like that with comments like Andre’s. Guess I’m very sensitive about the idea of modern music being modern. But hey, modern or vintage, whatever floats your boat, it’s your opinion, not mine.… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Bella

I agree about the bland bangers (don’t know if they’re necessarily always Swedish), but it’s not as if we were getting one of those out of Festival da Cançao anyway, is it?

Atlas
Atlas
7 months ago
Reply to  Josh Burns

Si no le importara a la gente, tu no estarías aquí , traducion : no hagas el ridiculo

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Josh Burns

I agree about Barbara, I don’t get it, either. It’s not as if she’s in any way taking this genre anywhere new (that’s why I don’t get Ari’s Björk reference. I made it myself a couple of days ago – precisely to highlight how they are nothing alike). Some may call this nostalgic or vintage, others may call it dated and heard before. I just don’t see the point. But I disagree that Portugal should go internal. First of all, Festival da Cançao is in my opinion full of very interesting sounds, and they’re all very contemporary and forward thinking,… Read more »

Voxtaylor
Voxtaylor
7 months ago

Filipe Sambado is so underrated lol

Jos
Jos
7 months ago
Reply to  Voxtaylor

He’s my favourite. Nevertheless I do recognise that his chances in Rotterdam would be very limited.

Una
Una
7 months ago
Reply to  Jos

My favourite too. But I think he could have a chance in Rotterdam. SF 2 is so open. And there is place for a very original song in a national language. Portugal performs in the second half and this is the only song with a very strong theatrical performance. If it wins FdC tonight they could consider tweaks for the performance to make it stand out even more *and at the same time* be more accesible to the casual Eurovision viewer. ALL THE BEST TO FILIPE AND HIS TEAM!

Andre
Andre
7 months ago

Medo de sentir is a very good, excellent song. But yet again a ballad. As there are so many in the esc this year. Sending a brilliant song like Passe-Partout would so much better. It is like a breath of fresh air. It makes me smile all day long. Genius song, very fine act and Bárbara is a stunning singer. This number will be one of my all time esc favourites. A million 12 points from Belgium.

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago
Reply to  Andre

Muito obrigado !

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago

I wish all the best for my beloved Portugal. Passe-partout would be a great choice-
Boa soarte !

Chinese bat soup
Chinese bat soup
7 months ago

KADY 4 DA WIN!

Jack Pricefield
Jack Pricefield
7 months ago

My Top 4 of FdC 2020 final:

1) Medo de sentir
2) Movimento
3) Diz so
4) Passe-partout

Portugal are serving a high quality final tomorrow night without a single bad entry, whoever wins will make a great representative in Rotterdam!

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

Please no! I don’t want an enforced 3 minute break at Eurovision!

helianthus
helianthus
7 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Ok but Passe-Partout doesn’t even have 3 minutes

Sophie
Sophie
7 months ago

Jimmy P should!

Stig
Stig
7 months ago

I don’t think Passe-Partout will win and I don’t think it should. I agree with the users of My Eurovision Scoreboard who think that Medo de Sentir by Elisa should win. I have no illusions about it doing very well in ESC, but I think it”s an understated gem. Jimmy P would be the most interesting choice imo., but that’s not very realistic.

JONAS
JONAS
7 months ago

Passe-Partout- three yes-es from me!

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

That she should! From what we’ve heard, it’ll definitely stand out in the second semi.