Portugal: RTP confirms withdrawal for 2016

Broadcaster RTP has decided to skip the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The broadcaster revealed that Portugal might return in 2017 if there is a better plan for Eurovision in the country.

Portugal recently withdraw in 2013 from the contest as well, but returned one year later. In 2014 and 2015 they didn’t manage to reach the final, as they did in 2011 and 2012. The last time Portugal made it to the Grand Final was in 2010, with Filipa Azvedo.

Portugal has decided not to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000, 2013 and 2016. All these times, the contest was being held in Sweden…