Portugal’s “Festival da Canção 2019” Kicks Off On Saturday

Portugal will kick off their national final this Saturday with the 1st semi-final of Festival da Canção 2019.

The 53rd edition of Festival da Canção includes a total of 16 entries will be presented through 2 semi-final nights. in each semi of 8 songs, the top 4 determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from music professionals jury will qualify for the next round.  the 8 qualifiers will perform again on the final night, March 2nd,2019, and the winner will be determined by a 50/50 combination of votes from regional jury members and the public televote.

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The official CD of the contest was released this week and

available to listen HERE


This week show will be hosted by Sónia Araújo & Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and this will be the running order of performances:

  • 01 – Ana Cláudia – Inércia
  • 02 – João Campos – É O Que É
  • 03 – Soraia Tavares – O Meu Sonho
  • 04 – Calema – A Dois
  • 05 – Conan Osíris – Telemóveis
  • 06 – Ela Limão – Mais Brilhante Que Mil Sóis
  • 07 – Filipe Keil – Hoje
  • 08 – Matay – Perfeito


Portugal will participate in the second half of Semifinal 1 on May 14th. Last year the host country Portugal participated directly in the final night with “Cláudia Pascoal – “O Jardim and finished last

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