It’s the national selection that’s never afraid to be eclectic. And on Saturday 20 February, Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2021 returns to our screens. Local fans can watch by switching their televisions to RTP1. International viewers will need to watch online.
Here’s when and how you can watch semi-final one of Festival da Canção 2021.
Watch Festival da Canção 2021 online
Semi-final one — 20 February 2021
Time: 22:00 CET to 01:00 CET
The show will be live-streamed on RTP’s website. The series will continue with a second semi and a final over the next two Saturdays.
The first semi-final will be presented by Jorge Gabriel and Sónia Araújo. It will see ten acts perform, but only five will qualify for the final. A 50/50 voting system will determine the results. 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. The ten contenders in semi-final one are:
- The Black Mamba “Love Is on My Side”
- Valéria “Na mais profunda saudade”
- mema. “Claro como água”
- Nadine “Cheguei aqui”
- Miguel Marôco “Girassol”
- Fábia Maia “Dia lindo”
- Irma “Livros”
- Karetus & Romeu Bairos “Saudade”
- Sara Afonso “Contramão”
- IAN “Mundo”
Will you be tuning into Portugal’s national selection? Will you stay tuned to the very end? Who are your favourites from this semi. Let us know in the comments.