Portugal: “Festival da Canção 2022” Dates Revealed

Portuguese broadcaster RTP has just revealed the official dates of the “Festival da Canção 2022“.
As always, the traditional festival will be used as a mechanism to select an artist and an entry for Eurovision 2022.

  • Semi-Final 1Saturday the 5th of March 2022
  • Semi-Final 2 Monday the 7th of March 2022
  • Grand Final – Saturday the 12th of March 2022

All About “Festival da Canção 2022”

  1. 20 songs will be included in the festival’s line-up
  2. 10 artists will compete in each semi-final.
  3. The results will be determined by 50% national jury and 50% public vote.
  4. 5 artists will qualify from each semi-final.
  5. Competing artists and songs will be revealed at a later date.
  6. Over 600 songs were submitted. 4 songs have been selected from the public path and the other 16 came from 16 composers who have received a special invitation from RTP.
  7. Composers may sing their entry themselves or compose to the artist that will sing it.
  8. As in every year, some of the composers will be the performers themselves.
  9. 20 composers/ song-writers have been in revealed in November 2021.

Semi-Final 1 authors/composers are:

  • Aurea
  • Fado Bicha
  • FF
  • Joana Espadinha
  • Kumpania Algazarra
  • Maro
  • Norton
  • The Mister Driver (public submission)
  • Tiago Nogueira (Os Quatro e Meia) (public submission)
  • Valas

Semi-Final 2 authors/composers are:

  • Agir
  • Blacci
  • Cubita
  • DJ Marfox
  • Fábia Rebordão
  • Os Azeitonas
  • Pedro Marques (public submission) – he has composed Portugal’s entry at Eurovision 2009
  • Pepperoni Passion (public submission)
  • PZ
  • Syro

Who will represent Portugal at Eurovision 2022?
Will Portugal end up again on the left-side of the scoreboard?

Doron Lahav is 30-year-old, who lives in Israel. Doron has been watching the Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and shows interest in singing and writing.

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