After 2 semi-final nights, Portugal finally held the grand final of Festival da Canção and decide will represent the country in Eurovision 2019
Out of 16 entries participated in the semi-final of Festival da Canção, 8 songs have made it for tonights final and battled for one golden ticket to Tel-Aviv. The grand final took place in Portimão Arena in Portimão and was hosted by last year Eurovision host Filomena Cautela together with Vasco Palmeirim.
The show running order was as follows:
- P 19 PT – 01 – Calema – A Dois
- P 19 PT – 02 – Mariana Bragada – Mar Doce
- P 19 PT – 03 – Matay – Perfeito
- P 19 PT – 04 – Surma – Pugna
- P 19 PT – 05 – NBC – Igual A Ti
- P 19 PT – 06 – Madrepaz – Mundo A Mudar
- P 19 PT – 07 – Conan Osíris – Telemóveis
- P 19 PT – 08 – Ana Cláudia – Inércia
While the votes were counted took the stage for the interval act Armando Gama sang his 1983 entry “Esta balada que te dou”, 1993 representative Anabel sang A cidade (até ser dia, 2018 representative Vânia Fernandes with “Senhora Do Mar”, and last year representative Cláudia Pascoal sing “O Jardim”
And its time for the results:
After the 7 juries have voted it was clear Conan Osíris is the jury favorite to win as the songs got the max 12 points from 6 of them.
Conan Osíris also won the televote and will represent Portugal in the upcoming Eurovision song contest in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Portugal will participate in the second half of the 1st Semifinal on May 14th. Last year host country Portugal participated directly in the final night with “Cláudia Pascoal – “O Jardim and finished last.
#ShareYourThoughts and join #escbeat Facebook community.