Olá, Portugal! The Iberian nation just witnessed the first semi-final of the 2021 edition of Festival da Canção. Ten acts battled for five places in the final.
In the end, a combination of professional jury and televote decided that Karetus ft Romeu Bairos, Valéria, The Black Mamba, Fábia Maia and Sara Afonso are one step closer to Eurovision 2021.
Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2021 semi-final one results
The first of two semi-finals took place in Lisbon’s RTP headquarters. 50% of the result came from a professional jury that included Eurovision 2003 star Rita Guerra and Eurovision 2021 “Medo de Sentir” composer Marta Carvalho. The remaining 50% from televote. The qualifiers were announced in random order.
Excitement and expectation was building in this semi-final, said to have one of the fan favourites for the victory.
After an intense qualifiers announcement, the five who’ll be back at RTP’s studios are: Karetus ft. Romeu Bairos with “Saudade”, Valéria with “Na Mais Profunda Saudade ”, The Black Mamba with “Love is on my side”, Fábia Maia with “Dia lindo” and Sara Afonso with “Contramão”.
Valéria – “Na mais profunda saudade” live at semi-final one of Festival da Canção 2021
Karetus & Romeu Bairos – “Saudade” live at semi-final one of Festival da Canção 2021
The Black Mamba – “Love is on my side” live at semi-final one of Festival da Canção 2021
Fábia Maia – “Dia lindo” live at semi-final one of Festival da Canção 2021
Sara Afonso – “Contramão” live at semi-final one of Festival da Canção 2021
Unfortunately, it’s the end of the line for mema. as well as Nadine, Miguel Marôco, IRMA and IAN. None of these acts will be heard in the grand final on March 6.
Next week, ten more entries will compete and another five will join the line-up of the grand final in Lisbon.
Are you happy with tonight’s results? Are you surprised? Which live performance was your favourite? Tell us in the comment section below.