The Portuguese national selection kicks off tonight with the first semi final rounf of  Festival da Cançao 2020.  Hosts of the show that will take place in Lisbon will be  Jorge Gabriel and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira.

The Portuguese national selection format ,Festival da Cançao 2020, consists of three shows, two semi final rounds and one finel show. A total of 16 acts will compete in the national selection with the first set of 8 contestants to compete in this evening’s 1st semi final heat.

The 8 acts we will see take the stage tonight are:

  1. MEERA – Copo de gin
  2. Filipe Sambado – Gerbera amarela do Sul
  3. Ian Mucznik – O dia de amanhã
  4. Bárbara Tinoco – Passe-Partout 
  5. Blasted – Rebellion 
  6. Elisa – Medo de sentir
  7. JJaZZ – Agora
  8. Throes + The Shine – Movimento

Out of tonight’s 8 contestants four will qualify to the final show. The result will be determined by the public vote and a jury consisted of  Conan Osíris (Portugal ESC 2018), Anabela (Portugal ESC 1993), Capicua (national final 2018 composer ), Miguel Ângelo (national final 2018 composer), Héber Marques (national final 2015 and 2017 composer ) and the music industry’s experts Rui Miguel Abreu and Isilda Sanches.

The 1t Festival da Cançao 2020 semi final show will start at 22:45 CET and you csn watch it live HERE.