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.