Those clips Dark posted with Mastiksoul and Amor Electro are exactly what i thought Portugal should send if they want to go modern - laid back vocals, not so heavily dramatic (as they always are otherwise) but with a contemporary sounding backing. Just not anything with that pretentious, theatrical vocal style that they always go for, regardless of genre otherwise - i know it's a very common thing in Portuguese music, but it's exactly what turns so many off from it.
I want an established well-known artist this year that could give us a decent result in the final and, combining that with our hosting, help establish Eurovision's rising popularity in Portugal
RTP has revealed this week how the 20 entries that will compete in FdC will be selected:
17 of the entries will follow the same format used in 2017 - RTP will invite some of the most proeminent composers in the country to write a song and invite a singer to perform it.
As winner of FdC 2017, Salvador Sobral will get to select a composer himself.
The 19th composer will be selected via a contest held by Antena 1, one of RTP's radios, that targets composers and authors without published works.
The final composer will be selected by open selection. Anyone can send an entry for RTP to consider.
Haha, King Salvador!
All this sounds too good to be true tbh. I thought Portugal was simply snubbing the Swedish hosting again in 2016, but they actually metamorphosed during their break Ukraine is shook!
I don't know what happened but it happened! Honestly, I cross my fingers for another high quality entry to represent you on home soil, and I would be thrilled to see you achieve a high placing next year (Azerbaijan 2012-style)
Off-topic but we will participate in Junior Eurovision this year
Effect of the Salvador victory