Portugal select their first five finalists

The first five qualifiers for the grand final of Festival da Canção 2021 are Valéria, Karetus & Romeu Bairos, The Black Mamba, Fábia Maia, and Sara Afonso. They qualified from the first semi-final, aired by broadcaster RTP on Saturday.

Portugal has selected their first five acts to compete in the Festival da Cancão Final, to decide who will represent them at Eurovision 2021.

The running order from the night is below, with qualifiers in bold:

The Black Mamba – “Love Is On My Side”
Valéria – “Na Mais Profunda Saudade”
Mema – “Claro Como Água”
Nadine – “Cheguei Aqui”
Miguel Marôco – “Girassol”
Fábia Maia – “Dia Lindo”
Irma – “Livros”
Karetus & Romeu Bairos – “Saudade”
Sara Afonso – “Contramão”
IAN – “Mundo”

On the 27th of February, the next five qualifiers will be decided in the second semi-final, completing the field for the final in two weeks time.