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#YOUrovision 2020 – The Results (50th to 46th)

We asked #YOU, our lovely readers, viewers and visitors, to vote on your favourite national final entries of the Eurovision 2020 season, and now that the votes have all been counted, we can start to go down memory lane and look back at some of the gems and new classics from last year’s competitions. Thank you to everyone who took …

Eurovision 2021 News Roundup: North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Israel, and Italy

Good evening and welcome back to our news round-up where we recap everything you might have missed for Eurovision 2021! We have an interesting slate of news from artist confirmations, song announcements, music videos, and a national final on the rocks – let’s get started! North Macedonia confirms Vasil for Rotterdam This morning it was confirmed that MKRTV has selected …

Fado legend Carlos do Carmo passes away at age 81

2021 is barely out of the gates and Eurovision fans have already lost one of the icons of the competition and Portugal one of its finest ever performers in Carlos do Carmo. A titan of Portugal’s unique and melancholic fado folk tradition, do Carmo represented Portugal at Eurovision 1976 with “Uma flor de verde pinho,” (“A green-pine flower”) coming in …

Portugal: Songwriters confirmed for Festival da Canção 2021

Another day and another piece of information about the national final season for Eurovision 2021! This time, we hear from RTP of Portugal about Festival da Canção 2021, the Portuguese national selection used annually to select the Iberian nation’s song for Eurovision. 20 songs will take part in the competition, which will be held across three shows next spring; two …

Portugal announces Eurovision 2021 participation with expanded Festival da Canção

Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) announced today that Portugal will participate at Eurovision 2021, hosted by the Netherlands in Rotterdam. RTP also confirmed that they will again use their popular Festival da Canção format as a national selection, though the number of participants will increase from 16 to 20. O Festival da Canção 2021 dá os primeiros …

Portugal: Elisa will go to Rotterdam!

Tonight, Portugal concluded it’s search for a star for Rotterdam as the final of Festival da Canção 2020 took place in Elvas in eastern Portugal. The competition’s final was hosted by Eurovision 2018 host Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim at the Coliseu Comendador Rondão Almeida. After two weeks of qualification rounds, eight acts were selected to battle it out for …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Festival da Canção Semi-Final 2

Portugal’s search for their Eurovision star of 2020 continues tonight, with Festival da Canção’s second semi-final taking place. Will our team find a winner amongst these eight entries? It’s time once again to review the songs, with Daniel, James, Roy and Sean! Dubio ft. +351 – Cegueira Daniel – 4 – “This is like the Adam’s Family take a vacation …

Portugal: Four acts qualify for Festival Da Canção final

Tonight, the annual Festival Da Canção took place in Portugal, as eight acts took part in a diverse first semi-final of the competition, hosted this week by Jorge Gabriel and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira. The eight acts performing in tonight’s semi-final were as follows; MEERA – Copo de Gin Filipe Sambado – Gerbera amarela do Sul Ian Mucznik – O …

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