Portugal Festival Da Cancao Semi-Final one 2021

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.

Click to Watch Festival da Canção 2020 Semi-Final One

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.

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bunga seroja
3 months ago

I couldnt wait!!! This year FDC is so awesome I love every songs, I made all 20 songs my daily playlist when I worked..

Last edited 3 months ago by bunga seroja
Tibor
Tibor
3 months ago
Reply to  bunga seroja

It is a great selection, and I hope the tracks will soon be available on all platforms, because I’m really tired of only being able to listen to them on YouTube. It’s a little distressing that Festival da Cançao often takes so long to actually publish the album after the release of the songs in January (last year the album was there right away, I think, but in 2019 it also took over a month). I wonder why that is and what’s the delay?