Elisa is going to Rotterdam for Portugal

After Salvador Sobral, Cláudia Pascoal and Conan Osíris had winning the last three years of the renewed edition of Festival da Canção, the city of Elvas hosted the 2020’s Portuguese national final Saturday evening, presenting the eight finalists coming from the two previous semifinals.
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Portugal: Detailed results of Festival da Canção 2020

Yesterday night,the grand final of the Festival da Canção 2020 was completed  with Elisa named as the big winner Elisa with “Medo de sentir”. Thus, she will also be the representative of Portugal at the 65th Eurovision contest in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

In contrast to previous years, the detailed results of the two semifinal rounds were not released at the end of each night but were announced today at the end of the festival.

Detailed results

  • First Semifinal
SEMI-FINAL 1 – 22 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY TELEVOTE TOTAL PLACE RESULT
1 MEERA “Copo de gin” 5 3 8 7 Eliminated
2 Filipe Sambado “Gerbera amarela do Sul” 12 5 17 3 Finalist
3 Ian Mucznik “O dia de amanhã” 4 4 8 8 Eliminated
4 Bárbara Tinoco “Passe-Partout” 8 12 20 1 Finalist
5 Blasted Mechanism “Rebellion” 6 8 14 5 Eliminated
6 Elisa “Medo de sentir” 10 10 20 2 Finalist
7 JJaZZ “Agora” 3 6 9 6 Eliminated
8 Throes + The Shine “Movimento” 7 7 14 4 Finalist

The big favorite even for the representation of the country at Eurovision, the Blasted Mechanism with “Rebellion” lost fourth place in the qualifying round. As it was already known, in the semifinals and in the event of a tie, the committees outperform the public, with the final decisive role being played by the public.

The eventual winner of the Elisa festival failed to win her semifinal after being tied for first with Bárbara Tinoco, who came in first in the public rankings. Elisa did not come first in the committee or the public!

 

  • Second Semifinal
SEMI-FINAL 2 – 29 FEBRUARY 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY TELEVOTE TOTAL PLACE RESULT
1 Dubio feat. +351 “Cegueira” 4 7 11 6 Eliminated
2 Luiz Caracol & Gus Liberdade “Dói-me o país” 7 6 13 5 Eliminated
3 Judas “Cubismo enviesado” 6 4 10 7 Eliminated
4 Kady “Diz só” 12 8 20 2 Finalist
5 Elisa Rodrigues “Não voltes mais” 8 5 13 4 Finalist
6 Cláudio Frank “Quero-te abraçar” 3 3 6 8 Eliminated
7 Tomás Luzia “Mais real que o amor” 5 10 15 3 Finalist
8 Jimmy P “Abensonhado” 10 12 22 1 Finalist

The results in the second semifinal were clearer with Jimmy P. taking first place.

  • Final
    FINAL 7TH MARCH 2020
    DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY TELEVOTE TOTAL PLACE
    1 Filipe Sambado “Gerbera amarela do Sul” 12 4 16 3
    2 Jimmy P “Abensonhado” 7 6 13 5
    3 Tomás Luzia “Mais real que o amor” 3 8 11 6
    4 Elisa Rodrigues “Não voltes mais” 4 3 7 8
    5 Throes + The Shine “Movimento” 6 5 11 7
    6 Kady “Diz só” 8 7 15 4
    7 Elisa “Medo de sentir” 10 10 20 1
    8 Bárbara Tinoco “Passe-Partout” 6 12 18 2

Even in the final, Elisa could not come first in the committee or the public. Nevertheless, she managed to be the big winner.

Portugal: With Elisa and the “Medo De Sentir” in Rotterdam

Yesterday night, the grand final of the Festival da Canção 2020 was completed, with Portugal’s representative for the 65th Eurovision Contest in Rotterdam.

The presenters
The hosts of the evening were Filomena Cautela (one of the four Eurovision 2018 presenters) and Vasco Palmeirim.

The candidate songs

Eight artists competed to represent the country in the Eurovision competition.

1 . Filipe Sambado – “Gerbera amarela do Sul”

2 . Jimmy P – “Abensonhado”

3 . Tomás Luzia – “Mais real que o amor”

4 . Elisa Rodrigues – “Não voltes mais”

5 . Throes + The Shine – “Movimento”

6 . Kady – “Diz só”

7 . Elisa – “Medo de sentir”

8 . Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout”

Results

Each geographical area of Portugal had its own jury which rated the eight candidate songs. District committees determined 50% of the result while the remaining 50% were determined by the television audience.
FINAL 7TH MARCH 2020
DRAW ARTIST SONG JURY TELEVOTE TOTAL PLACE
1 Filipe Sambado “Gerbera amarela do Sul” 12 4 16 3
2 Jimmy P “Abensonhado” 7 6 13 5
3 Tomás Luzia “Mais real que o amor” 3 8 11 6
4 Elisa Rodrigues “Não voltes mais” 4 3 7 8
5 Throes + The Shine “Movimento” 6 5 11 7
6 Kady “Diz só” 8 7 15 4
7 Elisa “Medo de sentir” 10 10 20 1
8 Bárbara Tinoco “Passe-Partout” 6 12 18 2

 

The winner

Elisa was named the winner of the Festival da Canção 2020 after the set-off of the committee and audience scores. She will represent Portugal in the Eurovision competition with “Medo De Sentir”!

Listen to the studio version of the winning song below:

 

Portugal: Tonight’s grand final of the Festival da Canção 2020

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.

  1. Filipe Sambado“Gerbera amarela do Sul”
  2. Jimmy P“Abensonhado”
  3. Tomás Luzia“Mais real que o amor”
  4. Elisa Rodrigues“Não voltes mais”
  5. Throes + The Shine“Movimento”
  6. Kady“Diz só”
  7. Elisa“Medo de sentir”
  8. 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.

Portugal: The distribution of the “Festival da Canção 2020” semifinals

An official announcement of the distribution of the 16 candidate artists and their songs to the two semifinals of the “Festival da Canção 2020” has taken place shortly before by the Portuguese public broadcaster RTP.

The first semifinal will take place on February 22, while the second semifinal will take place on February 29. The top four from each semifinal will compete again in the grand final scheduled for March 7, 2020.

In 2019, Conan Osiris represented the country with the song “Telemoveis” which, although a favorite  of many fans, failed to qualify for the Grand Final, finishing 15th with 51 points.

Portugal: 320 songs submitted for Festival da Canção 2020

Portugal’s public broadcaster, RTP, announced two days ago the 16 composers to take part in the Festival da Canção 2020, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2020. Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that RTP has received 320 songs want to take part in the process of selection the Portuguese representative for the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

120 more songs were submitted than last year. But that is a slightly lower number than the record of 346 songs in 2018, when Portugal hosted the largest television show for the first time in history.

The 16 composers selected to compete at the Festival da Canção 2020 and claim Portuguese representation in Rotterdam next May are the following:

– António Avelar Pinho
– Blasted Mechanism
– Cláudio Frank (from the radio show  Master Class)
– Dino d’Santiago
– Dúbio ft. +351 (open invitation)
– Elisa Rodrigues
– Filipe Sambado
– Hélio Morais
– Jimmy P
– João Cabrita
– Marta Carvalho
– Meera
– Pedro Jóia
– Rui Pregal da Cunha
– Throes + The Shine
– Tiago Nacarato

Festival da Canção 2020 will take place on 3 separate nights. The semifinals will take place on February 22nd and 29th at the RTP studios in Lisbon. The final, however, will take place on March 7 at a venue not yet announced, with eight finalists vying for the  right to represent Portugal at the Eurovision song contest.

This year, Portugal was represented by Conan Osiris with the song “Telemoveis”. Although a favorite  of many fans, he failed to qualify for the Final, finishing 15th with 51 points. The country of the Iberian Peninsula has won the competition once, just two years ago with Salvador Sobral singing the “Amar Pelos Dois” and breaking the biggest negative record for the country in the history of the competition.

Portugal: The 16 composers of the Festival da Canção 2020 | The final on March 7th

Portugal’s public broadcaster, RTP, has just announced the 16 composers to take part in the Festival da Canção 2020, the country’s national final for Eurovision 2020. In addition, the dates of the FdC have been announced. The semifinals will take place on February 22 and 29, with the final taking place on March 7!

Through the Festival da Canção, Portugal will choose its representative in the Eurovision Song Contest for another year. 16 composers have been selected to compete at the Festival da Canção 2020 and to claim Portuguese representation in Rotterdam next May.

The 16 composers are:

 -António Avelar Pinho
– Blasted Mechanism
– Cláudio Frank (from the radio show Master Class)
– Dino d’Santiago
– Dúbio ft. +351 (from the open invitation)
– Elisa Rodrigues
– Filipe Sambado
– Hélio Morais
– Jimmy P
– João Cabrita
– Marta Carvalho
– Meera
– Pedro Jóia
– Rui Pregal da Cunha
– Throes + The Shine
– Tiago Nacarato

From the list above,14 composers came out  from a direct invitation by RTP , one was the winner of the Master Class radio program and one came out from an open competition. Performers of the 16 songs will be announced at a later date. The songs will be made public shortly before each semifinal, as it was this year.

A total of 16 artists will claim the gold ticket for the Netherlands. Eight artists will compete in each semifinal, the first 4 in each semifinal will advance to the FdC Grand Final on March 7th. As a result, the eight finalists will compete for the right to represent Portugal in the Eurovision 2020 song contest.

This year, Portugal was represented by Conan Osiris with the song “Telemoveis”. Although a favorite  of many fans, he failed to qualify for the Final, finishing 15th with 51 points.

Conan Osíris: From Japan and Egypt to Portugal and Tel Aviv

Conan Osíris is officialy the new portuguese national star, having won Festival da Canção last weekend. Also, Portugal is already one of the favorite countries to win the Eurovision Song Contest, next May, in Tel-Aviv, and is currently seventh in the betting odds!

But, afterall, who is this strange guy that is conquering Europe and making people rethink their musical references? Was he already a famous singer in Portugal before Festival has started? And what does he think about this huge hype that is growing around him?

 

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