The Black Mamba claim glory at Festival da Canção 2021

The Black Mamba at Festival da Cancao 2021 source: screenshot RTP

Festival da Canção 2021 has been won by The Black Mamba. They will now represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam with the song ‘Love Is On My Side’.

Ten acts returned to the stage of the RTP studios and perform their songs again after the semi-final stage. After both jury and televote cast their votes, The Black Mamba were declared as the winners.

Their song ‘Love Is On My Side’ received 10 points from both the televote and jury vote.

The Black Mamba and Carolina Deslandes finished tied on 20 points, but The Black Mamba won due to having more points from the televote.

Deslandes won the jury vote with her song ‘Por Um Triz’, claiming 12 points from them, and 8 points from the televote.

The full results are below:

The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side – 20 pts

Carolina Deslandes – Por Um Triz – 20 pts

Neev – Dancing in The Stars – 17 pts

Sara Afonso – Contramão – 13 pts

Valéria – Na Mais Profunda Saudade – 10 pts

Karetus & Romeu Bairos – Saudade – 10 pts

Joana Alegre – Joana do Mar – 9 pts

Eu.clides – VOLTE FACE – 9 pts

Pedro Gonçalves – Não Vou Ficar – 5 pts

Fabia Maia – Dia Lindo – 3 pts

This is the first time that Portugal will be represented by an entry sung in English at the Eurovision Song Contest.

You can read back our liveblog from a busy night of national finals here.