It’s the national selection that’s never afraid to be eclectic. And tonight, Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2022 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 2022.

Watch Festival da Canção 2022 online

Semi-final one — 5 March

Time: 22:07 CET to 01:00 CET

The show will be live-streamed on RTP’s website. The series will continue with a second semi on Monday and the grand final next week.

Click to Watch Festival da Canção 2022 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:

  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”

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.