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Portugal: RTP Confirms Eurovision 2023 Participation and Opens Submissions for Festival da Canção 2023!

Portugal’s national broadcaster, RTP, confirmed that the country will participate in Eurovision 2023. At the same time, it gave an official announcement regarding the submissions for Festival da Canção 2023. They are opening for the artists that are interested.

Like last year, the Festival will host 20 acts, 16 songs of those being written from songwriters of different genres invited by RTP. The remaining 4 will be selected by the open submission process.

The applications are open from today, September 2nd, until 21st of October under the following rules:

  • Every Portugese resident, regardless of having the Portugese nationality or not, is eligible for competing. This includes the Portugese not residing in Portugal.
  • Those interested must provide their demo song files to RTP at festivaldacancao@rtp.pt, accompanied by various data (specified in the regulation).

Full rules can be read here

In Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Portugal was represented by MARO with the song “saudade, saudade”, finishing at 9th place. This marks the best placing Portugal has had since their only win in 2017, and remains one of the best Portugese results ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQul-rkcGPQ&ab_channel=EurovisionSongContest

Source: Eurovoix

Portugal: Tatanka will announce Portugal’s 12 points!

Today RTP revealed who will announce the 12 points for Portugal. The Portugese jury’s results will be announced by Tatanka.

Tatanka the lead singer of The Black Mamba will announce the results of the Portuguese jury at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.

Tatanka represented Portugal at last year’s Eurovision Song Contest as part of The Black Mamba. They performed “Love Is On My Side” becoming the first act to represent Portugal with a song entirely in English.

Also, Eurovision 2022 spokespersons have been announced for the following countries:
  • Austria – Philipp Hansa
  • Belgium – David Jeanmotte
  • Bulgaria – Janan Dural
  • Croatia – Monika Lelas Halambek
  • Finland – Aksel
  • France – Élodie Gossuin
  • Georgia – Helen Kalandadze
  • Greece – Stefania
  • Italy – Carolina Di Domenico
  • Iceland – Árný Fjóla Ásmundsdóttir
  • Ireland – Linda Martin
  • Lithuania – Vaidotas Valiukevičius
  • Montenegro – Zombijana Bones
  • Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy
  • Portugal – Tatanka
  • Slovenia – Lorella Flego
  • Spain – Nieves Álvarez
  • Sweden – Dotter
  • Ukraine – Kateryna Pavlenko
  • United Kingdom – AJ Odudu

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Eurovision 2022: The Dress Rehearsal of the First Semi Final! (Live)

Today is the first day of the Eurovision week! We can already hear the “Sound of Music” echoing from Pala Olimpico in Turin and it’s just a few days before we finally know who is actually going to win the 66th Eurovision Song Contest!

The dress rehearsal of the Eurovision 2022 First Semi Final has just started. EurovisionFun will be watching all the shows live at both the on-site press centre in Turin and at the online press centre and we will be covering this rehearsal, commenting on all the performances and describing in detail what is happening during the show.

You will be able to to follow the entire process and get the feeling that you are right at the heart of the contest! This article gets updated in nearly real-time, all you need to do is hit the refresh button on your browser and all the rest is on us!

We will keep you up to date with all the latest details about this dress rehearsal for the First Semi Final show, allowing you to get a glimpse of what you will get to see tomorrow May 10th, at 21:00 CEST when the actual semi-final show takes place.

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Eurovision 2022: Portugal’s Second Rehearsal!

Last country to get on stage before the final and smaller break for today is Portugal. Maro, who wrote her first song at the song of 11, with her team performed in a circle formation on the B stage right in front of the Green Room during their first rehearsal. The staging had also a graphic backdrop that added some swirly colour. The performance of the first rehearsal could be described as simple, beautiful and relaxing. Portugal is just outside of the top 10 in the odds, but with their second rehearsal, they will try to sneak in the odds’ favourites.

The Second Rehearsal

Portugal’s rehearsal starts with dark lighting and atmospheric vibe. Maro and the backup singers are arranged circlularly on stage B. The performance starts with close shots on Maro. There are not much differences from the national selection’s performance. All the artists are standing up and clapping at various parts during the act. The main colours of the staging are blue and purple, while there is a little green in the backround at the end. They manage to create an emotional and magical atmosphere and the camera angles are on point.

Below you can watch an exclusive preview clip of Marο’ rehearsal:

EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

EBU / CORINNE CUMMING

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Portugal: Member of Portuguese Delegation tests positive for COVID-19!

Shortly before Portugal’s second rehearsal, EBU notified us that a member of the delegation tested positive for COVID-19.

A member of the Portuguese delegation has tested positive for COVID-19 while undergoing routine antigenic testing at the PalaOlimpico venue in Turin. They are feeling well and not displaying any symptoms.

In accordance with our Health and Safety protocol they have undertaken a further PCR test, have returned to their hotel and will now go into isolation for 7 days. We will update on their progress in due course.

According to the Health and Safety Protocol in place for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 the rest of the delegation are not obliged to enter isolation or quarantine but, in accordance with Italian law, must wear FFP2 masks at all times both inside and outside the venue.

Portugal will continue with their scheduled rehearsal this afternoon, Wednesday 4 May.

We wish they get well soon while awaiting for Portugal’s Maro second rehearsal!

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Portugal: The finalists of Festival Da Canção 2022 who will accompany Maro in Turin!

Through the official Festival da Canção Instagram account, Maro introduced the five vocalists that will accompany her in Turin, Italy.

Among them will be Milhanas who placed 7th at Festival da Canção 2022 with “Corpo De Mulher“, Diana Castro who placed 4th with “Ginger Ale” as well as Carolina Leite, Beatriz Fonseca and Beatriz Pessoa who accompanied her in the final of Festival da Canção 2022!

Maro was crowned as the grand winner of Festival da Canção 2022 with “Saudade, Saudade” and will represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest. Maro is competing in 10th position in the first semi-final on May 10th.

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Portugal: Maro with a different stage performance in Eurovision 2022!

Portugal’s representative for Eurovision 2022 Maro, stated that there will be some changes in her appearance for the contest in May.

Speaking on the official podcast of Festival da Canção, Maro promised some changes in her performance of the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy.

Maro said she would have a “slightly different” appearance at Eurovision in May than the one we saw at the Festival da Canção, however, it is unlikely we will see a drastic change. Maria Ferreira, who is a member of the Portuguese delegation, also said that RTP was open to changes regarding the stage presence for the competition.

Maro was selected to represent Portugal using Festival da Canção. In the Grand Final, she received a maximum of 12 points from both the jury and the public and finished 10 points ahead of the second-placed act.

Who is Maro ?

The singer and composer Maro, was born on October 30, 1994, despite her young age, she wrote her first song at the age of 11. She knows how to play piano, guitar and bass. She graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston and in 2018 she released her first album.

Portugal will compete in the second half of the first semi-final.

Listen to Portugal’s participation below:

Source: eurovoix

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Portugal: Detailed results of the semi-finals of Festival da Canção 2022!

The detailed results of Portugal’s national final for Eurovision 2022 were announced!

Portugal’s public broadcaster, RTP, announced the result of the jury and the public vote for the two semi-finals of Festival da Canção 2022.

The results of the semi-finals:

Semi-Final 1 (March 5)
  1. Maro – “saudade, saudade”  – 22 points (12 Jury+ 10 televote)
  2. Os Quatro e Meia – “Amanhã”  – 18 points (6 Jury+ 12 televote)
  3. FF – “Como É Bom Esperar Alguém”  – 16 points (8 Jury+ 8 televote)
  4. Diana Castro – “Ginger Ale” – 14 points (10 Jury+ 4 televote)
  5. Aurea – “Why?” – 14 points (7 Jury+ 7 televote)
  6. Fado Bicha – “Povo pequenino”  – 11 points (5 Jury+ 6 televote)
  7. Norton – “Hope” – 7 points (2 Jury+ 5 televote)
  8. Valas & Os Astronautas – “Odisseia”  – 7 points (4 Jury+ 3 televote)
  9. Kumpania Algazarra – “A Minha Praia”  – 5 points (3 Jury+ 2 televote)
  10. TheMisterDriver – “Calisun” – 2 points (1 Jury+ 1 televote)
Δεύτερος Ημιτελικός (7 Μαρτίου)
  1. Milhanas – “Corpo de Mulher” – 20 points (12 Jury+ 8 televote)
  2. Inês Homem de Melo – “Fome de Viagem” – 19 points (7 Jury+ 12 televote)
  3. Pongo & Tristany – “DÉGRÁ.DÊ” – 16 points (10 Jury+ 6 televote)
  4. Syro – “Ainda nos Temos” – 14 points (4 Jury+ 10 televote)
  5. Pepperoni Passion – “Códgio 30” – 13 points (8 Jury+ 5 televote)
  6. Jonas – “Ponas Soltas”  – 13 points (6 Jury+ 7 televote)
  7. Os Azeitonas – “Solta a Voz e Canta”  – 9 points (5 Jury+ 4 televote)
  8. Blacci – “Mar No Fim” –  6 points (3 Jury+ 3 televote)
  9. O Vampiro Submarino – “Ao Lado de Mim” – 4 points (2 Jury+ 2 televote)
  10. Cubita – “Uma Mensagem Tua” – 2 points (1 Jury+ 1 televote)

Winner of Festival da Canção 2022 was MARO with the song “saudade, saudade“.

We remind you that Portugal will compete in the second half of the second semi-final in May 12!

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the participation of Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy!

Portugal: The running order of Festival da Canção 2022!

RTP has just announced the running order for the national final that will select the Portuguese entrant for Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Festival da Canção 2022!

Pongo & Tristany will open the grand final while Pepperoni Passion will close the night!

The running order of the grand final is as follows:

  1. Pongo & Tristany – Dégrá.dê
  2. SYRO –  Ainda Nos Temos
  3. Milhanas – Corpo de Mulher
  4. Inês Homem de Melo – Fome de Viagem
  5. Aurea – Why
  6. Os Quatro E Meia – Amanhã
  7. FF – Bom Esperar Alguém
  8. Diana Castro – Ginger Ale
  9. MARO – saudade, saudade
  10. Pepperoni Passion – Código 30

The results of Festival da Canção 2022 will be decided 50% by the regional juries and the remaining 50% of the result by the public vote. The televoting has already started.

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Source: Eurovoix

Portugal: Festival Da Canção 2022 songs to be released on the 21st of January!

A few minutes ago, the official Instagram account of Festival Da Canção announced that the songs that will compete this year for the representation of Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, will be released this Friday, January the 21st!

The 20 composers that will take part in this year’s  Festival Da Canção are the following:
  • Agir
  • Aurea
  • Blacci
  • Cubita
  • DJ Marfox
  • Fábia Rebordão
  • Fado Bicha
  • FF
  • Joana Espadinha
  • Kumpania Algazarra
  • Maro
  • Norton
  • Os Azeitonas
  • Pedro Marques
  • Pepperoni Passion
  • PZ
  • Syro
  • The Mister Driver
  • Tiago Nogueira (Os Quatro e Meia)
  • Valas

We remind you that ten songs will compete in each of the two semi finals, out of a total of 20. In the Final show we will have 5 qualifiers of each semi final, leading to a total of 10 competing songs. The winning act will get the chance to represent Portugal in Turin!

The detailed schedule of Festival Da Canção 2022 is described below:

  • First Semi on the 5th of March
  • Second Semi on the 7th of March
  • The Grand Final on the 12th of March

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all news regarding Festival Da Canção and the Portuguese participation at Eurovision 2022!