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.