While Portuguese Eurovision fans may still be on a comedown from their country finally hosting the contest (and what a wonderful contest it was!), the show must go on, and in 2019 Portugal will be hoping to make it back out of the semi-finals.
With this in mind, RTP have now revealed the sixteen hopefuls for Tel Aviv, with one of the acts tasked with representing Portugal in Tel Aviv. With the show now moved to Saturdays this year, perhaps the renewed spotlight on Eurovision in Portugal can help to produce another success in 2019?
Here are the sixteen acts and their songs for this year’s Festival da Cançao;
- Ana Claudia – Inércia
- Calema – A Dois
- Conan Osíris – Telemóveis
- Dan Riverman – Lava
- Ela Limão – Mais Brilhante Que Mil Sóis
- Filipe Keil – Hoje
- João Campos – É o que é
- Lara Laquiz – O Lugar
- Madrepaz – Mundo a Mudar
- Mariana Bragada – Mar Doce
- Marlon – O Jantar
- Matay – Perfeito
- Mila Dores – Debaixo do Lugar
- NBC – Igual a Ti
- Soraia Tavares – O Meu Sonho
- Surma – Pugna
The acts are split into two semi-finals with eight acts in each, with the first semi-final on 16th February and the second following on the 23rd. The final will be hosted in Portimão by Eurovision 2018 co-host Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim on March 2nd, with all three shows decided using a combination of jury and televoting.
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