Portugal: David Gomes among final 8 acts for Festival da Canção

On Thursday afternoon, RTP, the Portuguese broadcaster released 7 of the final 8 acts who will be competing in the Portuguese national selection. These include former The Voice of Portugal star David Gomes and current Portuguese pop star Jorge Benvinda.

The final act to make up the running order will be released in due course. Altogether, 8 artists will compete in the second semi final. However, one last name will remain a secret until later this month.

ESCDaily earlier published the names of the first semi final HERE. Sixteen participants will fight for the right to represent Portugal in Kiev. Last year in Stockholm, Portugal decided not to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 7 participants are as follows:

  • David Gomes
  • Lena D’Agua
  • Beatriz Felico
  • Pedro Gonçalves
  • Helena Kendall
  • Celina Da Piedade
  • Jorge Benvinda

David Gomes is a former participant of The Voice of Portugal, where he got through to the live televised rounds. Lena D’Agua has spent over 2 decades in Portuguese folk music. Jorge Benvida rose to fame in Portugal when he was part of the successfull re-release of “Aldeia Nova de São Bento”. This is a famous 1980’s album in the Portugese music section.

Songs will be released along with the 8th and final 2nd semi finalist in due course.