Portugal: Tonight the first semi final of Festival da Cançao 2021

Portugal: Tonight the first semi final of Festival da Cançao 2021

The Portuguese Eurovision 2021 national selection begins tonight with the first semi-final show of Festival da Cançao at 22:00 CET. 

Portuguese national broadcaster, RTP has opted for Festival da Canção, as the selection format , in order to select the country’s Eurovision 2021 act. The Portuguese selection will unfold of three shows ( two semi-finals and a grand final).

Tonight the first semi final show is set to hit the screen with Jorge Gabriel  and Sónia Araujo presenting the show. During the show Elisa, who was last year Portugal’s Eurovision 2020, will be presenting her new song “Na Ilha” as a guest.

A total of 10 acts will compete in this semi final heat in the following running order: 

The Black Mamba – “Love Is On My Side”  (Tatanka)

Valéria – “Na Mais Profunda Saudade”  (Helder Moutinho)

Mema – “Claro Como Água”  (Stereossauro)

Nadine –“Cheguei Aqui” (Anne Victorino d’Almeida)

Miguel Marôco – “Girassol”  (Miguel Marôco)

Fábia Maia – “Dia Lindo”  (Fábia Maia)

Irma – “Livros”  (Irma)

Karetus & Romeu Bairos – “Saudade” (Karetus)

Sara Afonso – Contramão”  (Filipe Melo)

IAN – “Mundo”(IAN)

Five acts will qualify from each semi final with a total of 10 acts reching the final. The results of the two semi final shows will be determined by jury and public voting. The jurors responsible to give out the 50% of the total votes are: 

Maria Carvalho – Winner Composer of Festival da Canção 2020

NBC – Festival da Canção 2019 runner up

Paulo de Carvalho – Portuguese Eurovision 1974 act

Rita Carmo – Photographer

Rita Guerra – Portuguese Eurovision 2003 act

Vanessa Augusto – T.V presenter

The first semi final of Festival da Canção 2021, is scheduled for 22:00 CET and you can wathc the show HERE

Angelo D.

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