Portugal: Artists and song titles revealed for Festival da Canção 2018
After Sobral’s victory in Kiev, Portugal and especially Lisbon is getting ready for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in May. Apart from Eurovision, RTP, has also to choose the artists who will fly the Portuguese flag in front of Portugal’s audience.
Yesterday, RTP, revealed the 26 artists and the titles of their songs that will perform in Festival da Canção 2018. The winner of the festival will represent Portugal.
|Susana Travassos (2)||A Mensageira||Aline Frazão|
|Lili (2)||O Voo das Cegonhas||Armando Teixeira|
|Joana Espadim (1)||Zero a Zero||Benjamim|
|Sequin (2)||All Over Again||Bruno Cardoso|
|Tamin (2)||Sobre Nós||Capicua|
|Peu Madureira (1)||Só Por Ela||Diogo Clemente|
|Diogo Piçarra (2)||Canção do Fim||Diogo Piçarra|
|David Pessoa (2)||Amor Veloz||Francisco Rebelo|
|Anabela (ESC 1993) (1)||Para Te Dar Abrigo||Fernando Tordo|
|Cláudia Pascoal (2)||O Jardim||Isaura|
|Rita Ruivo (2)||Anda Daí||João Afonso|
|Rui David (1)||Sem Medo||Jorge Palma|
|José Cid & Gonçalo Tavares (1)||O Som da Guitarra É a Alma de Um Povo||José Cid|
|JP Simões (1)||Alvoroço||JP Simões|
|Catarina Miranda (1)||Para Sorrir Não Preciso de Nada||Júlio Resende|
|Beatriz Pessoa (1)||Eu Te Amo||Mallu Magalhães|
|Dora Fidalgo (2)||Arco-Íris||Miguel Ângelo|
|Joana Barrabás (1)||Anda Estragar-me os Planos||Francisca Cortesão|
|Bruno Vasconcelos (1)||Austrália||Nuno Rafael|
|Minni & Rhayra (2)||Patati Patata||Paulo Flores|
|Maria Amaral (1)||A Mesma Canção||Paulo Praça|
|Maria Inês Paris (2)||Bandeira Azul||Tito Paris|
|Daniela Onis (2)||Para Lá Do Rio||Daniela Onis|
|Peter Serrado (2)||Sunset||Peter Serrado|
|Rita Dias (1)||Com Gosto Amigo||Rita Dias|
Two artists are coming back in FdC in oeder to try to represent Portugal again. Anabela represented Portugal at the ESC of 1993 and with her song A cidade (até ser dia) and lasted 10th. José Cid, is the second artist that is returning after 1980 and his song Um grande, grande amor which lasted 7th and was until last year, Portugal’s best result.
Festival da Canção 2018 kicks off on the 18th of February (1st semi final), and continuous with the 2nd semi final on the 25th of February. The first seven acts of every semi final show will take the ticket for the Grand Final which will take part in Guimarães on the 4th of March.
RTP also announced the hosts of the Festival. In the first show, Jorge Gabriel and José Carlos Malato, in the second Sónia Araújo and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and in the Final Filomena Cautela and Pedro Fernandes are the six hosts of the three shows.
What is your opinion about the names of FdC 2018? Will Portugal reach the top-5 of the Final board?