It’s Lisbon calling: This Saturday, Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2022 will begin with semi-final one. The long standing national selection for Eurovision kicks off on March 5.
We’re still in a pandemic, so RTP headquarters will be the home of the first ten performers. But only five will advance do the grand final on March 12.
Ahead of the show, we want to know: Which one is your favourite? Which five songs do you think should advance to the final?
Listen below to the ten semi-finalists, then make your choice.
Scroll down to vote in our poll
Festival da Canção 2022 – Semi-final one songs
1. Os Quatro e Meia – “Amanhã”
2. TheMisterDriver – “Calisun”
3. Diana Castro – “Ginger Ale”
4. FF – “Como é bom esperar alguém”
5. Norton – “Hope”
6. Aurea – “Why”
7. Kumpania Algazarra – “A Minha Praia”
8. Maro – “saudade, saudade”
9. Valas & Os Astronautas – “Odisseia”
10. Fado Bicha – “Povo Pequenino”
Poll: Who should qualify from semi-final one of Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2022?
You can vote for as many of your favourites as you like. But you can only vote once – so choose wisely!
Festival da Canção 2022 – 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 2022 will take place on March 5 and 7. The final is set for March 12.
Which songs from semi-final one of Festival da Canção 2022 are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section below.