Anabela qualifies, Jose Cid eliminated in Portugal

Two former Eurovision participants took part in the first semi-final of Festival da Canção 2018. José Cid (ESC 1980 and composer in 1998) and Anabela (ESC 1993) which resulted in Jose not qualifying but Anabela qualifying. 

The first show in Portugal was won by Peu Madureira and the song ‘Só por ela’. The host nation for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will have another semi-final next week, in which another seven acts will be chosen for the national final.

Results of semi final 1 of Festival da Canção 2018:

  1. Bruno Vasconcelos – “Austrália” (12th)
  2. Rui David – “Sem medo” (8th)
  3. Beatriz Pessoa – “Eu te amo” (5th)
  4. Anabela – “Para te dar abrigo” (4th)
  5. Catarina Miranda – “Para sorrir não preciso de nada” (3rd)
  6. Joana Espadim – “Zero a zero” (7th)
  7. Janeiro – “(sem título)” (2nd)
  8. José Cid – “O som da guitarra é a alma de um povo” (9th)
  9. Joana Barra Vaz – “Anda estragar-me os planos” (6th)
  10. Peu Madureira – “Só por ela” (1st)
  11. Rita Dias – “Com gosto amigo” (11th)
  12. JP Simões – “Alvoroço” (10th)
  13. Maria Amaral – “A mesma canção” (13th)

Winner of Festival da Canção 2018 – Semi-final one:

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