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The time for Portugal’s big decision is here. The country is set to choose its Eurovision 2022 act on Saturday during the grand final of Festival da Canção 2022.

Before they do, it’s time to find out who our readers want so see represent the Iberian nation

It was a tough fight for first place, with 2,295 votes being cast in total.

But in the end, our readers believe MARO should take the trophy home with her song “saudade, saudade“.

Scroll down to see the full results. 

MARO is a favourite to win Festival da Canção 2022

She is able to write in multiple genres, including reggaeton, pop, R&B, EDM and even folk. But it is MARO’s ethereal mid-tempo ballad “saudade, saudade” that is making national and international fans swoon. 

The Portuguese singer-songwriter finished top of our poll with 26.45% of the votes– that’s 607 votes specifically.

Finishing in second place is experimental duo Pongo & Tristany. Interpreting DJ Marfox’s “DÉGRA.DÊ”, the performance combining multiple music genres and cultural references is a cocktail that suits our readers tastes.

The duo secured 24.84% of the votes, which is 570 votes.

If it was up to you, the bronze medal position would be occupied by SYRO and his radio friendly ballad “Ainda Nos Temos”. A strong performance in the semi-final cemented his spot as a favourite for victory.

In our poll, 13.86% of the votes (318 votes) were cast for the established singer-songwriter.

Meanwhile, another fan favourite, Aurea, comes in fourth place. The Voice Portugal host and established musician took flight with her power ballad “Why”.

She was the only other act to receive more than 10% of the vote – 11.76% (270 votes). 

Poll results: Who should win Festival da Canção 2022?

  1. Maro – “saudade, saudade” – 607 votes (26.45%)
  2. Pongo & Tristany – “DÉGRÁ.DÊ” – 570 votes (24.84%)
  3. Syro – “Ainda nos Temos” – 318 votes (13.86%)
  4. Aurea – “Why?” – 270 votes (11.76%)
  5. Os Quatro e Meia – “Amanhã” – 129 votes (5.62%)
  6. FF – “Como É Bom Esperar Alguém” – 105 votes (4.58%)
  7. Inês Homem de Melo – “Fome de Viagem” – 88 votes (3.83%)
  8. Milhanas – “Corpo de Mulher” – 82 votes (3.57%)
  9. Diana Castro – “Ginger Ale” – 66 votes (2.88%)
  10. Pepperoni Passion – “Código 30” – 60 votes (2.61%)

Total votes: 2,295

Festival da Canção 2022 grand final running order

  1. Pongo & Tristany – “DÉGRÁ.DÊ”
  2. Syro – “Ainda nos Temos”
  3. Milhanas – “Corpo de Mulher”
  4. Inês Homem de Melo – “Fome de Viagem”
  5. Aurea – “Why?”
  6. Os Quatro e Meia – “Amanhã”
  7. FF – “Como É Bom Esperar Alguém”
  8. Diana Castro – “Ginger Ale”
  9. Maro – “saudade, saudade”
  10. Pepperoni Passion – “Código 30”
 
 
 
 
 
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Grand final show details

The grand final of Festival da Canção 2022 is set for 12 March. Taking us through proceedings will be Eurovision 2018 host Filomena Cautela as well as Vasco Palmeirim. Inês Lopes Gonçalves will be the green room host.

In the grand final, the result will be split 50/50 between the televote and seven regional juries. If we have a tie, the televote will prevail.

The ultimate winner will represent Portugal at Eurovision 2022 in Turin, Italy. Portugal are scheduled to perform in the second half of the first semi-final on 10 May.

Do you agree with the results? Is MARO also your personal winner of Festival da Canção 2022? Let us know in the comments below.

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Pedro g
Pedro g
8 months ago

Maro reminds me some bands and singers that I really love like Zero 7, Kings of Convenience or India Arie, but I think the reallly competent and professional performance of Aurea and the energy and freshness of Pongo would do much better at the Eurovision

Craig
Craig
8 months ago

I want Diana Castro to win but it looks like I’m the only one that does

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
8 months ago

Nothing more that we can say, says it in a different way…

Jake
Jake
8 months ago

I do agree that if Aurea wins the public and is second with the juris—she wins. I’d be shocked if MARO wins the public given her lack of big name recognition—but, hey, NEEV did it last year against Carolina Deslandes. Interestingly enough—Carolina just posted on MARO’s Instagram her support.

Michael Green
Michael Green
8 months ago
Reply to  Jake

Jonas is also supporting Maro, and Tatanka

TB98
TB98
8 months ago

you guys clearly are not understanding my point and that’s fine. I know Maro is extremely popular but I actually do question if she could be another Salvador. That’s why I said I had a feeling she’ll win the Jury but not sure with the televote. Salvador also went viral the previous weeks to the FDC Final and he was the talk of the town. And yet, if it wasn’t for the juries, that Viva La Diva mess would’ve won and we would still be winless at the Eurovision. I could see Aurea winning the public due to her name… Read more »

Alex
Alex
8 months ago
Reply to  TB98

Salvador not winning it is still an x file. Something had to go wrong.
In this right moment I have the same feeling that Maro will probably win jury. It could change tho. As for televote not sure but Top 3 feels right. She might even win it.
Big name factor didn’t help Carolina last year and she lost televote to Neev who was unkown because he had the better song so this may happen with Aurea. Who knows

Last edited 8 months ago by Alex
Alex
Alex
8 months ago

I can’t really pick between Maro and Pongo. Tonight’s feeling will tell. Can’t wait

Anita
Anita
8 months ago

I would like to know your top three of the live performances. who is your winner?

Last edited 8 months ago by Anita
Polegend Godnova
8 months ago

i’d very much rather have the more eclectic degrade at esc

fionn
fionn
8 months ago

it would be my winner

Pablo in Germany
Pablo in Germany
8 months ago

Bold choice fellow Wiwi voters. I still think of Maro as a Dark Horse, but the preference here seems clear.

I would be happy with most of the finalists to go to Torino, my personal favorites are P&T, Syro, Maro or Os Quatro E Meia in random order.

Portugal cannot go wrong with almost any choice they will make and tonight is going to be one of the strongest national finals of the season! Can’t wait!

Jessie
Jessie
8 months ago

Dégrá.Dê” Pongo & Tristany looks different please we don’t need another ballad

Jake Dallas
Jake Dallas
8 months ago

My prediction (and this might be wildly inaccurate)

Total (Jury, Televote)

1. “saudade, saudade” Maro 18 (6,12) *Televote tie breaker*
2. “Amanhã” Os Quatros E Meia 18 (10,8)
3. “Why?” Aurea 15 (8,7)
4. “Como É Bom Esperar Alguém” FF 14 (12,2)
5. “Dégrá.Dê” Pongo & Tristany 13 (5,8)
6. “Ainda Nos Temos” Syro 12 (7,5)
7. “Fome De Viagem” Inês Homem De Melo 9 (3,6)
8. “Corpo De Mulher” Milhanas 8 (4,4)
9. “Código 30” Pepperoni Passion 4 (1,3)
10. “Ginger Ale” Diana Castro 3 (2,1)

Pablo in Germany
Pablo in Germany
8 months ago
Reply to  Jake Dallas

it’s possible 🙂

TB98
TB98
8 months ago
Reply to  Jake Dallas

I actually have a feeling Maro will win the jury.
I also just noticed we actually do better at Eurovision when the Jury winner is selected. While everytime the televote winner or both jury/televote winner is selected, we flop. So weird.

TB98
TB98
8 months ago
Reply to  TB98

the random downvotes. I was literally stating a fact lmao. You can look it up. This past decade everytime we sent a song that was chosen due to the public, we either flopped at the semis or ended last (2011,2014,2015,2018). Same with the both jury/televote winners (2012,2019).

Alex
Alex
8 months ago
Reply to  TB98

2018 shouldn’t be counted. Diogo would have won televote.
2019 is the only recent case I guess.
2020 you would have done better with Barbara I think.
And 2021 you would have done equally good if not better with televote in the final with Neev.
We can’t know tho.

Polegend Godnova
8 months ago
Reply to  Jake Dallas

god i really hope como é bom anestesiar alguém flops in televote… an absolute dud. but you forgot the 10 televote points and wrote the 8 twice.

Last edited 8 months ago by Polegend Godnova
Jake Dallas
Jake Dallas
8 months ago

Thanks. Small little typo as I wrote this out in my notes app and changed my mind while writing the post. 10 televote points go to Pongo & Tristany, putting them in 3rd with 15 points, making Aurea 4th and FF 5th. Super duper sorry, it just looked like I sabotaged Amanhã for the sake of it.