No rest for Festival da Canção followers. Only two days separate semi-final one and two of Portugal’s show to select its entry for Eurovision 2022.
On March 7, Lisbon will open its doors to the next ten acts while celebrating broadcaster RTP’s anniversary. Only five will advance to 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.
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Festival da Canção 2022 – Semi-final two songs
1. Os Azeitonas – “Solta a Voz e Canta”
2. Cubita – “Uma Mensagem Tua”
3. Inês Homem de Melo – “Fome de Viagem”
4. SYRO – “Ainda Nos Temos”
5. Pepperoni Passion – “Código 30”
6. Milhanas – “Corpo de Mulher”
7. O Vampiro Submarino – “Ao Lado de Mim”
8. Jonas – “Pontas Soltas”
9. Blacci – “Mar no Fim”
10. Pongo & Tristany – “Dégrá.Dê”
Poll: Who should qualify from semi-final two of Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2022?
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 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 second semi-final of Festival da Canção 2022 will take place on March 7 The final is set for March 12.
Which songs from semi-final two of Festival da Canção 2022 are you most excited about? Let us know in the comment section below.
Pepperoni are absolutely amazing
I’m a fan of Os Azeitonas. But their song submission for this isn’t my taste. Their older songs are better. “Anda comigo ver os Avioes” is one of there best songs. i reccomend giving that one a listen
I still wonder how we Spain and Portugal are so close but still have so different taste in music.
As I see it know the winner should be decided from MARO, SYRO, Pongo & Tristany. All of them could make an impact in very different ways. Syro is probably the safest. Maro would play the nostalgic, atmospheric, laid-back card and Pongo & Tristany the uplifting and colourful one.
True. A lot of music that Spain likes is considered “cheap and trashy” in Portugal and a lot of music that Portugal likes is considered “boring and depressing” in Spain
Purely based on the songs, I want Pongo & Tristany and Syro to qualify.
SYRO! My winner!
I just wanna dream away with SYRO in a small cottage in a forest Somewhere ?
As someone that loved “Passe-Partout”, I can understand your comparison, but I think Bábara had more going on for her. She was blossoming as a singer in the Portuguese scene, the songwriter Nacarato has a lot of fans and, though it had that Disney vibe to it, fits better Portuguese contemporary music. Plus that year was weaker in FdC. On the other hand, “Fome de Viagem” feels a bit Disney on steroids, has even a farsical element to it. Which may end up translating better to the stage, of course.
I said “weaker”, not “weak”! 😀 If I’m not mistaken, it was the jury that killed Bárbara’s chances in the final, so let’s see how they’ll react to Inês this time.
My favorites on this semi are Pongo & Tristany, Syro and Cubita. The first 2 acts I believe are locks, though Cubita may be overshadowed by Blacci, who would also be a qualifier for my taste. The thing is this semi feels much more unpredictable than the first. “Milhanas” has a strong message and a popular songwriter behind it, Os Azeitonas are very well known in Portugal, “Fome de Viagem” can be a lot of fun if performed well… Besides O Vampiro Submarino, I can see anybody moving on to the final.
Cubita has an amazing song. Love at 1st sight.
pongo & tristany are my favorites of the whole selection, i really hope they at least qualify. i also love blacci and syro
I actually want Fome de Viagem to qualify not win . I literally didn’t listen to anything else.
Wow, this is like the tenth time that we’re agreeing on something! But, actually I have other favorites too. I always thought I had a weird music taste since all the Eurovision/NF songs I like are always really underrated. I rarely like the fan favorite. For example, in this FdC, I never understood the hype around Degra. De or Ainda nos Temos, but I love Fome de Viagem, Ginger Ale and Solta a Voz e Canta. But I do agree with the fandom about Maro. Saudade, saudade is definitely amazing and it’s also my winner. But everything comes down to… Read more »
What are all the other times WE have agreed on?
There’s only one song and we know which one that is…
Ainda Nos Temos
Corpo de Mulher <3
The songs that will climb the most with staging: Inês H. de Melo and Jonas.