Tonight the grand final of the Festival da Canção 2020, the process by which Portugal will choose to participate in the 65th Eurovision Contest will take place.
Unlike the semifinals that took place in the country’s capital, Lisbon, the final will take place in Elba. There, we will be welcomed by the hosts of the evening Filomena Cautela (one of the four Eurovision 2018 presenters) and Vasco Palmeirim.
The candidate songs
Eight artists will contest the country’s representation at Eurovision.
- Filipe Sambado – “Gerbera amarela do Sul”
- Jimmy P – “Abensonhado”
- Tomás Luzia – “Mais real que o amor”
- Elisa Rodrigues – “Não voltes mais”
- Throes + The Shine – “Movimento”
- Kady – “Diz só”
- Elisa – “Medo de sentir”
- Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout”
How will the winner emerge?
The result will be determined by 50% by a special jury and the remaining 50% by the Portuguese public. The jury will not be the same as the semifinal round. Each geographical area of Portugal will have its own committee which will announce its results at the end of the night.
Bárbara Tinoco will compete with the air of the victory favorite, as “Passe-Partout” is being discussed since the song’s release in January.
The grand final of Festival da Canção 2020 will take place at 22:00 CETY time and you can watch it through the Portuguese Public Television website by clicking HERE.