Portugal: Pedro Gonçalves televote favourite in semi 2

The final field of Festival da Canção 2017 is known, after the second semi final was held on Sunday. Pedro Gonçalves was the favourite of the televoters and made it to the final because of that, while the jury did not give him many points.

Eight acts competed with the hope of obtaining one of the four tickets for the Final of the Portuguese national selection for Eurovision 2017:

David Gomes – My paradise
Lena d’Água – Nunca me fui embora
Beatriz Felício – Ao teu olhar
Pedro Gonçalves – Don’t Walk Away
Helena Kendall – Andamos no céu
Celina da Piedade – Primavera
Jorge Benvinda – Gente bestial
Inês Sousa – Se o tempo não falasse

Celina da Piedade, Lena d’Água, Beatriz Felício and Jorge Benvinda were the favourites of the jury, while Pedro Gonçalves, Jorge Benvinda, Helena Kendall and Celina da Piedade got the most points from the televote. At the end of the night, Lena d’Água, Pedro Gonçalves, Celina da Piedade and Jorge Benvinda qualified and will compete in the Final of the Festival da Canção 2017, to win the golden ticket to represent their country in Kiev, at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Full line-up

Last week, during the first semi-final, four other acts qualified for the Final. Here is the full line-up of the Final of the Festival da Canção 2017:

Viva La Diva – Nova glória
Salvador Sobral – Amar pelos dois
Fernando Daniel – Poema a dois
Deolinda Kinzimba – O que eu vi nos meus sonhos
Pedro Gonçalves – Don’t Walk Away
Lena d’Água – Nunca me fui embora
Jorge Benvinda – Gente bestial
Celina da Piedade – Primavera