Portugal will once again use the Festival da Canção format to select their act for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019. The amount of songs in the songs however will be narrowed down from 26 to 16 participating entries.
Portugal have found their successor to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Salvador Sobral. Claudia will be representing Portugal on home soil with the song O Jardim.
Who will sing for the host nation Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018? We will find out tonight. One finalist pulled out, amid claims of plagiarism, but someone has been selected to take that spot in the grand final tonight.
Who will sing for the host nation Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018? We will find out on Sunday, in the grand final of Festival da Canção 2018. In this article you can find everything you need to know about that show.
The winner of the second semi final of Festival da Canção has decided to withdraw from the competition in Portugal. Diogo Piçarra announces that decision on Instagram after a plagiarism discussion rose in the host nation for Eurovision 2018.
The final field of Festival da Canção 2018 is complete, after the second semi final took place this Sunday in Lisbon. Another seven acts qualified for the final, joining the seven lucky artists from the first show.
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 host nation for Eurovision 2018 will start their search for the successor of Salvador Sobral tonight. You can follow the show in Portugal live, here tonight, with two returning former Eurovision stars.
RTP has revealed the list of artists that will participate in ‘Festival da Canção 2018’ and compete for the right to represent Portugal on home ground at the Eurovision Song Contest in May. On the list are two former Eurovision-artists: José Cid (1980) and Anabela [read more…]
Of course, after winning Eurovision 2017, Portugal will stick to their game plan. Thus, broadcaster RTP announced the 26 composers for the upcoming Festival da Canção 2018. There are some big names in the line-up.