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Portugal: Salvador Sobral misses first rounds of rehearsals

Broadcaster RTP has announced that Luísa Sobral, the sister of Salvador Sobral, will take his place in the first two rounds of rehearsals of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. Salvador will not arrive in Ukraine until two days before the first semi final.

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The Shortlist (3) Portugal

Who are the big favorites for Kiev? In the next couple of weeks we will highlight some interesting participants, based on the odds they have been given by the bookmakers. This week we are providing a shortlist of countries that lead the board in the first semi final. Today’s report is about Portugal.

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Portugal: Salvador Sobral will fly the Portugese flag in Kiev

After withdrawing in 2016, Portugal are back with a force. Salvador Sobral will be representing them with his song Amar Pelos Dois, and flying the Portuguese flag in Kiev. 

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Portugal: Read back our liveblog of the Festival Da Canção Final

After a period of absence, Portugal are back, and with it they bring back their selection show Festival Da Canção. Will they find a good comeback entry in their national final tonight?

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Portugal: Pedro Gonçalves televote favourite in semi 2

The final field of Festival da Canção 2017 is known, after the second semi final was held on Sunday. Pedro Gonçalves was the favourite of the televoters and made it to the final because of that, while the jury did not give him many points.

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Portugal: Fernando Daniel qualifies after first semi

After the first semi final in Portugal, the first 4 finalists have been decided. The Voice winners Deolinda Kinzimba and reigning champion Fernando Daniel qualified and are in the final.

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Portugal: David Gomes among final 8 acts for Festival da Canção

On Thursday afternoon, RTP, the Portuguese broadcaster released 7 of the final 8 acts who will be competing in the Portuguese national selection. These include former The Voice of Portugal star David Gomes and current Portuguese pop star Jorge Benvinda.

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Portugal: Three ‘The Voice’ winners take part in first semi

Broadcaster RTP has released the names of the participants in the first semi final of Festival da Canção 2017. Fernando Daniel, Rui Drumond (pictured above) and Deolinda Kinzimba, three previous winners of The Voice of Portugal, are on the list for that show on the 19th of February.

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Portugal: Notable composers can work without language rule

Broadcaster RTP has announced some big rule changes for their 51st edition of the Festival da Canção. They have chosen 16 notable composers, that can work without the previously known language rule.

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Editorial: Five Rumours That May Be True

September has come and all eyes have now turned to the Ukraine and the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Although a decision surrounding the host city is still to be made, that has not stopped artists, management, fans, and media alike from speculating

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