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.
The 2017 Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral will have a role to play in the Portuguese national final. RTP announced in the regulations for the 2018 edition of Festival da Canção that the composers will remain the focus point of the search for the new Portuguese entry.
RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster have announced the dates and venue for their national final, Festival da Canção. The final will take place on the 4th March at the Multiusos de Guimarães.
In the final article of our series The Aftermath, we look back at Portugal’s first ever win at the Eurovision Song Contest. Salvador Sobral was welcomed home as a hero in Portugal, as thousands gathered in Lisbon’s Humberto Delgado Airport to greet the victorious team.
A lot of people were waiting at the airport for Portugal’s winner Salvador Sobral as he arrived back from Kiev. Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest last Saturday with the song Amar Pelos Dois. It was the first ever victory for Portugal in the [read more…]
It has been only a matter of days since Salvador Sobral won for Portugal with a record number of points. RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster have wasted no time in announcing Lisbon, the Portuguese capital as the 2018 host city.