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It’s the last national selection of the season and now Portugal have chosen their artist for Eurovision 2024 at the grand final of Festival da Canção.

Out of 20 initial competitors, 12 made it to this final stage of the contest.

But by the end of the night, it was Iolanda who walked away with a ticket to Malmö. She’ll represent Portugal with her song “Grito”.

Festival da Canção 2024: Grand final results

The results were determined by both a professional jury and the public voting at home. Each counted for 50% of the overall outcome.

Jury vote

Seven regional juries each awarded a set of points, which was then transformed into one ranking of 12, 10 … 1 points.

  1. Iolanda – 12 points
  2. Leo Middea – 10 points
  3. Buba Espinho – 8 points
  4. Silk Nobre – 7 points
  5. João Borsch – 6 points
  6. Rita Onofre – 5 points
  7. Rita Rocha – 4 points
  8. Nena – 3 points
  9. Cristina Clara – 2 points
  10. Noble – 1 point
  11. No Maka feat. Ana Maria – 0 points
  12. Perpétua – 0 points

Public vote

  1. João Borsch – 12 points
  2. Iolanda – 10 points
  3. Leo Middea – 8 points
  4. Rita Rocha – 7 points
  5. Noble – 6 points
  6. Silk Nobre – 5 points
  7. Perpétua – 4 points
  8. No Maka feat. Ana Maria – 3 points
  9. Buba Espinho – 2 points
  10. Nena – 1 point
  11. Rita Onofre – 0 points
  12. Cristina Clara – 0 points

Festival da Canção 2024 overall result

  1. Iolanda – 22 points
  2. João Borsch – 18 points
  3. Leo Middea – 18 points
  4. Silk Nobre – 12 points
  5. Rita Rocha – 11 points
  6. Buba Espinho – 10 points
  7. Noble – 7 points
  8. Rita Onofre – 5 points
  9. Perpétua – 4 points
  10. Nena – 4 points
  11. No Maka feat. Ana Maria – 3 points
  12. Cristina Clara – 1 points

Do you agree with the results of Festival da Canção 2024? How will Portugal do at Eurovision 2024? Let us know in the comments below.

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ESC Lover
ESC Lover
3 months ago

I luuuv Leo Middea, he would bring great energy to Eurovision!! Parabéns Leo, você é um artista grande!

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
3 months ago

Songs like this emotional they put dancer’s around and distract the attention to the song mess-up the performance with that silliness, this is not something uncommon in eurovision, many entries are butchered like that

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
3 months ago

Would have loved the brasilian guy ….it would have been the biggest UFO in this year,s selection….it would have brought lightness and sunshine… but iolanda s vocals is SOOO impressive …it s a good choice.

Musimakeup
Musimakeup
3 months ago

Love it … i think it will benefit from the fact that there’s not a lot of balads.

Dida
Dida
3 months ago

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Alaska
Alaska
3 months ago
Reply to  Dida

Snoozecomment… ZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz

WALLY
WALLY
3 months ago

Portugal once again bringing quality, feelings and a great voice. A delicious song among the other chachacha songs of this year. Luck and best wishes from a neighbour of Seville.

Zhenia
Zhenia
3 months ago

I actually think that a ballad this year has a higher chance of qualifying than usual because there is so little competition in the lane.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Zhenia

That’s a good point. As much as some people were fretting about whether Portugal could qualify from semifinal one this year, grito being one of only two ballads in this semifinal, might be at advantage. And it’s in the second half, so it would likely be remembered by more people, although I think Serbia will be fine with its other neighbors in the semifinal too.

Ria NL
Ria NL
3 months ago

Iolanda is my favorite and I am very happy with her beautiful song

Kklan
Kklan
3 months ago

Underrated song! Must be top 10 in the odds

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
3 months ago

Hope for a NQ so Portugal stops sending the same song all over again. I actually think that this song has quality, but it’s not for ESC

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
3 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

How this song is “the same song” with Mimicat last year?

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
3 months ago
Reply to  Maiyoko

Yeah, you are right, I completely forgot Mimicat. Although it was faster, still boring. But these ballads are 90% of their opus, the most predictable country that competes. Also, their NF has 0 variety.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Much more variety than Iceland, Norway or Sweden, sorry!

Alaska
Alaska
3 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Tell us, poor uneducated souls, what a “song for ESC” is.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
3 months ago
Reply to  Alaska

Something which is fresh, different, entertaining, no matter the genre. This is outdated, toilet break, seen a 1000 times already. It doesn’t matter the song is good or people would listen to it perhaps if they like this genre or Portuguese. We moved past these songs. The worst thing about ESC which many countries do is making songs influenced by past winners or trends. Just ask yourself would this win instead of Salvador Sobral that year? If the answer is no, why do you send it?

PT_24
PT_24
3 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

Perhaps if you identify your favourites from this year we could clarify if they satisfy “your criteria for a ESC song”. And don’t forget to justify.

We will be the judges to ascertain if your favourite songs are indeed “ESC songs”.

PS: You forgot to mention “represent a part of the country’s cultures – musical and artistic -, identity and authenticity.” Or perhaps the best song to represent some country is one that has nothing to do with the country.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

There are so many wrong things about this comment, I wouldn’t know where to begin, if I would truly bother. But I actually don’t, so it’s plain stupid

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

This kind of opinion, saying it is good and but not for Eurovision is the most non-sensical thing a true fan could say… Watch Deban and William’s react for you to see what true Eurovision fans are

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago

Once again Portugal brings one of the best quality songs. With the mediocre 2024 ESC this song is obviously top 5 quality-wise. Maybe it is a NQ maybe not. All that say it is a NQ are the same that that said that Portugal would not qualify in 2017 and onwards, but a NQ only happened in 2019. So, the odds look good, and I think if you have 6 or 7 Kärijä wannabes in one SF the more serious entries will stand out.

snowflake
snowflake
3 months ago
Reply to  L’oiseau

conan osiris deserved to qualify

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  snowflake

Oh yes baby!!!

Leendert Jan
Leendert Jan
3 months ago

Simply beautiful. Portugal does what it does best: classy, melodic, stylish, thoughtful. The staging looks very well put together too. I think this will appeal to enough people to qualify in Malmö.

John
John
3 months ago

Beautiful. My winner Eurovision 2024.

Estostan
Estostan
3 months ago

A breath of fresh air. Thank you Portugal, stunning!

Fizzpunk
Fizzpunk
3 months ago

Its a nice song with a very great singer.
A simple stage act but effective imo.

Congrats Portugal!!

Pedro
Pedro
3 months ago

O leo vei ganhar votos por causa do choradinho da xenofobia, e pelos vistos cairam na conversa 10 pontos do juri. Q tempos vivemos ….

Fatima
Fatima
3 months ago

It was a beautiful show, even the Abba medley. My favourite was No Maka but I do think that something classy like Grito will do well in Malmö amid all those other acts trying to be this year’s Cha-Cha-Slo-Mo.

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago

Joao had a great song, I dont get why the juries tanked him

PT_24
PT_24
3 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

João’s song is great, but I think the juries were expecting more. The staging was underwhelming and disjointed.

However, I hope João returns in the near future with again, a good song, but with a concise and more interesting staging.
I wish the best to João and hope there will be more music and more nice touches as João does.

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago

One of the best songs of the season

LawnaDellPlay
LawnaDellPlay
3 months ago

NQ

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago

Now we have 33 out of 37 countries…..

Slovenia 11,5/12
Portugal 11/12
Lithuania 10,5/12
Italy 10/12
Belgium 9,5/12
Norway 9/12
France 9/12
Croatia 8,5/12
Switzerland 8,5/12
Ireland 8/12
Greece 8/12
Serbia 7,5/12
Luxembourg 7,5/12
United Kingdom 7/12
Denmark 7/12
Ukraine 6,5/12
San Marino 6,5/12
Estonia 6/12
Poland 6/12
Sweden 5,5/12
Moldova 5,5/12
Austria 5/12
Spain 5/12
Latvia 4,5/12
Germany 4/12
Australia 4/12
Czechia 3,5/12
Netherlands 3/12
Cyprus 2,5/12
Iceland 2,5/12
Malta 2/12
Albania 2/12
Finland 1/12

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

Do we have albania’s?

Andi
Andi
3 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

In Albanian yes, in English not yet

Jo.
Jo.
3 months ago
Reply to  Andi

now we do

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

The staging is what makes the song better than last year’s so it has potential to qualify. However, in a televote only semi and so many good songs it will be a borderline if it gets through at all.

nycforeverever
nycforeverever
3 months ago

Beautiful song. Powerful voice. The only thing that bothers me is staging. In my opinion, I have a feeling that something traditional would fit more rather than this contemporary staging. Song and staging are not matching for me.

Stephanie
Stephanie
3 months ago

The last couple of years , Portugal has submitted good songs and this is no exception. I really like it. Well done Portugal!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

portugal thinking their italy’s sanremo to delay this until 1.00 lmao

troll song by a nepobaby

sure NQ

Catherine
Catherine
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Portugal doesn’t do their shows to please grumpy Eurofans.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

RTP can do what it pleases and what make sense for their audiences, which are paying with their money the existence of RTP. And that is certainly not you. So deal with it. You didn’t need to stay up that late anyway

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago

And just like that, the national final season is all over. OK, we still have a few more songs to be released, but once they are, the Eurovision 2024 lineup is complete. What a journey, guys.

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

We’ve come a long way since December, now it’s almost time to relax until rehearsals start in late April

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

It feels like only yesterday that France was the first country to drop their song and now we’re almost complete. Amazing how fast time flies.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

and France is still among the contenders for me, alongside Norway and Ukraine and Greece

possibly Armenia too, depending on what the song is

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

You wanted Slimane to stop his career and France to withdraw weeks ago just sayin’…

Sebas
Sebas
3 months ago

Its very pretty, however in a full televote semi idk. It needs revolutionary beautiful/meaningful staging, cuz the current package wouldn’t qualify imo.

Catherine
Catherine
3 months ago
Reply to  Sebas

Yes, it would. Easily.

Ultima Thule
Ultima Thule
3 months ago
Reply to  Catherine

This, as is, is fighting with Australia for 14th place. Who will vote for this?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
3 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

14th place? Pl.? Don’t you mean 15th place, unless you think Iceland will make good on its threat to withdraw from Eurovision 2024?

Woof
Woof
3 months ago
Reply to  Ultima Thule

People with good taste

Yuarith
Yuarith
3 months ago

I wasn’t paying too much attention to Portugal this year, but Iolanda caught my attention in a good way and I’m happy that she won! 🙂

Jake
Jake
3 months ago

The top 3 vote getters continue to demonstrate that RTP is long behind in what the Portuguese public would like to see from FdC. More than 3/4s of the songs this year were light years behind what modern Portuguese audiences seek. And Farol being judged so highly clearly indicates juries still have this blind allegiance to any song that somehow resembles Amar Pelos Dois—failing to realize what made that song unique.

Ben
Ben
3 months ago

What the hell are the guys wearing over their heads?
It looks scary and sick!

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
3 months ago
Reply to  Ben

It’s art not everyone can get it, it’s okay

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

Great vOice, boring song. Probably a NQ. If she make it to the final, sh is going to do well in juries but not in televote.

SN_95
SN_95
3 months ago
Reply to  Alex

Perhaphs if this selection was from Italy or France, then people would say “It is so good!” or “It will finish top10, or even in the top5, garanteed”. Saying that it’s a boring song, or that it’s not memorable is, actually, the best way to say that the attention span of the average european and out of Europe citizen is low, and it is almost mandatory to have changes in the beat, rythm and lights just to have some kind of interest. So in that line of thinking, perhaps sending mediocre songs with flash performances will be a normal thing… Read more »

Alex
Alex
3 months ago

Great vice, boring song. Probably a NQ

John
John
3 months ago

The only other ballad in semifinal 1 is Serbia and Teya’s song is more memorable. I don’t think both will make it to the Finals.

Miguel Lupi
Miguel Lupi
3 months ago
Reply to  John

More memorable exactly in what? Not in the voice and certainly not in the refrain.

Steven
Steven
3 months ago
Reply to  Miguel Lupi

Teya Dora’s voice sounds magical, def better then Iolandas. Ramonda’s chorus is super memorable, everyone can sing along while portugese song is 100% forgetable and full of too many foreign words that no one knows. Grito’s melody is years and miles behind Ramonda’s. Finaly, Serbia is a contender this year while Portugal is almost certain NQ. Cheers

Tom
Tom
3 months ago
Reply to  Steven

What drugs did u take?

Steven
Steven
3 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I guess your parents didn’t tell you they adopted you as no one wanted you

Someone_PT
Someone_PT
3 months ago

I’m very proud of the selection of Iolanda (she was my first, Leo was my second, and João was my third). Regardless of the song, it was a difficult choice for the portuguese.
It isn’t an over-the-top performance, there is no introducing some flash light just to keep people interested, and it is performed well, with perfect vocals and also, it’s meaningful.

I just hope that every calm song deserves the same (if not more) respect as the more upbeat ones. Thank you for reading my opinion.

AlexC
AlexC
3 months ago

Beautiful! She reminds me of Vânia Fernandes with Senhora do mar in 2008.

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 months ago

Europapa for the win?

Nufari
Nufari
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I aggrreee

Maiyoko
Maiyoko
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

In 2006 maybe

Robert
Robert
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Same

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

winning last place in semi then yes lol

also 0pts hopefully to cancel dutch language in ESC forever

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

Only dutch people think it will win

ANDREW BROWN
ANDREW BROWN
3 months ago

I’m not really sure what to say about this winning song. I don’t feel negative about it. Portugal always select something relatable to their culture not main stream nor left of field songs that grow over time. I think i need time to see if it grows on me.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago

Congrats Iolanda! A bit sad for João but it’s not the end of the world, Iolanda’s song is very nice too so good luck Portugal!

Bryan
Bryan
3 months ago

Belgium switzerland portugal a bit in the same category

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
3 months ago
Reply to  Bryan

What!? Belgium and Switzerland I can see why but Portugal?! Portugal is more in Serbia’s category imo.

Grft
Grft
3 months ago
Reply to  Bryan

What do Switzerland and Portugal have in common lmao?

Grft
Grft
3 months ago

Straight into my top3. Fantastic song and performance, very raw and beautiful. Will stand out a lot this year between all the uptempos.

Ari
Ari
3 months ago

Quite nice. Doesn’t blow me away, but pleasant. I didn’t follow this selection, but it’s certainly the better song out of tonight’s winners.

Gabago
Gabago
3 months ago

Iolanda is perfect. Her voice, the song. I simply adore portuguese taste in music. “Love is on my side” and “Ai Coracao” were in my top 10, “Saudade Saudade” was my 2nd! Now “Grito” is my 3rd.

Good luck in Malmö Portugal! Hope you will take a deserved top 10 or even top 5.

Love from Italyyy love Lisboaaa

snowflake
snowflake
3 months ago
Reply to  Gabago

love is on my side is atrocious

Catherine
Catherine
3 months ago
Reply to  snowflake

Not really, you just didn’t like it but the juries did.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago

Was happy with Iolanda winning, wanted Leo in the top half and Perpetua to avoid the bottom three. A good night!

Emory
Emory
3 months ago

Joao winning the public vote and getting tanked by the juries killed me as someone who is OBSESSED with his song and wanted to see it win…

esc_fl
esc_fl
3 months ago

AHHHHH ESTOU MUITO FELIZ IOLANDA GAGNOU!!!

esc_fl
esc_fl
3 months ago
Reply to  esc_fl

*ganhou LOLLLLL

Kiwicelt
Kiwicelt
3 months ago

I watched someone’s Cancao Top 20 (don’t know when it was created) they rated Iolanda i12th I rated it 1st – chose the winner on a 10 second snippet. Just gone to the live feed to hear the whole song now – hope its good!

Ryan
Ryan
3 months ago

Wait…I think we found the biggest robbery of the season. Joao only got 6 points from the jury but got full marks from the public and then the odds favourite did much better as a result. Joao had better vocals on the night and great staging. Wtf is this system?

Leo M
Leo M
3 months ago

It’s a nice ballad, she sings it well but it doesn’t hold my attention for the full 3 minutes. It’s a borderline qualifier

snowflake
snowflake
3 months ago
Reply to  Leo M

literally this

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago

Feliciticiones, Iolanda.

Boa noite, everybody else.

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Godnatt!

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimmy

I always say goodnight, but then never go. I may as well wait until the end of the reprise, then I will for sure log off. Yes.

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Hope you helped your neighbour with her TV so she could watch M&M win! 🙂

Based
Based
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

What language are you even speaking!?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
3 months ago

Congratulations Iolanda. A well-deserved win. See you at Malmö.
Here ends this national finals season. Thank you so much to everyone involved.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Still about three minutes left of the season.

Jimmy
Jimmy
3 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

One season ends, another season begins 🙂