Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2021 is just around the corner. The long standing national selection for Eurovision kicks off with the first semi-final on Saturday 20 February. RTP headquarters will open its doors to ten acts. But only five will advance do the grand final on 6 March. You can listen to all ten songs now.
Which one is your favourite? Which five songs do you think should advance to the final? Listen to the ten semi-finalists and make your choice. You can select up to five acts, but you can only vote once. So choose wisely!
Festival da Canção 2021 – Semi-Final One Songs
Nadine “Cheguei Aqui”
Fábia Maia “Dia Lindo”
Sara Afonso “Contramão”
Valéria “Na mais profunda saudade”
Karetus ft. Romeu Bairos “Saudade”
Miguel Marôco “Girassol”
mema. “Claro Como Água”
The Black Mamba “Love Is On My Side”
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Festival da Canção 2021 – Rules
The 50/50 voting system is back, but with different forms for the semi-finals and the grand final. A single jury and the public televote will decide which songs will advance to the final. In case of a tie, the professional jury will decide which ones advance.
In the grand final, the decision will be split by televote and seven regional juries. This time around, if we have a tie, the televote will prevail.
The first semi-final will be presented by Jorge Gabriel and Sónia Araújo. The following week, the second semi will be presented by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and José Carlos Malato. The grand final will be hosted by Eurovision 2018 host Filomena Cautela as well as Vasco Palmeirim. Inês Lopes Gonçalves will be the green room host.
The semi-finals of Festival da Canção 2021 will take place on February 20 and 27. The final is set for March 6.
Which songs from semi-final two of Festival da Canção 2021 are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section below.