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.
You can read back an extensive review of the Portuguese national final HERE.
Claudia won the grand final of Festival Festival da Canção tonight and will be representing Portugal on home soil. The 7 different administrative regions voted as did the tele-voting public, and the voting was 50/50. The administrative regions that voted were Northern Portugal, Central Portugal, Lisbon and Tagus Valley, Alentejo, Algarve, Azores and Madeira.
Listen to “O Jardim”, Portugal’s Eurovision 2018 song:
“O Jardim” is a quiet song, with percussion only in the choruses. Claudia Pascoal sings it almost alone on stage. She is accompanied by one backing singer on a stool who turns her back on Claudia almost the entire time – except for when she starts to sing.
|Final – 4 March 2018|
|13||Cláudia Pascoal||“O jardim”||10||12||22||1|
|6||Catarina Miranda||“Para sorrir eu não preciso de nada”||12||10||22||2|
|14||Peu Madureira||“Só por ela”||8||8||16||3|
|1||Rui David||“Sem medo”||4||4||8||5|
|12||Anabela||“Para te dar abrigo”||0||7||7||6|
|7||Joana Barra Vaz||“Anda estragar-me os planos”||7||0||7||7|
|5||Lili||“O vôo das cegonhas”||1||5||6||8|
|4||Joana Espadinha||“Zero a zero”||5||0||5||9|
|2||Susana Travassos||“A mensageira”||4||0||4||10|
|11||Maria Inês Paris||“Bandeira azul”||2||1||3||12|
|9||Minnie & Rhayra||“Patati patata”||0||2||2||13|
|8||David Pessoa||“Amor veloz”||0||0||0||14|
Portugal directly in the Grand Final
The contest in May take place at the Altice arena in Lisbon on the 8th, 10th and 12th of May. Portugal will automatically be in the grand final along with the big 5 (United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy and Germany).
Hopefully Cláudia films an actual music video for “O jardim”.