Festival da Canção is to return as Portugal searches for their 2014 Eurovision entrant.
The Head of Delegation for Portugal José Poiares told Festivaistv that the show will celebrate 50 years of Portugal entering Eurovision. The show will be bigger than ever with two shows set over a week in March. A semi final will take place on March 8th, with 10 songs competing for 5 places in the final, then on March 15th the final will take place.In a change to recent years the regional jury will be removed meaning that the decision is entirely up to the Portuguese people.
RTP will invite 10 composers to submit entries into the contest, the composers will be asked to select the 10 acts that will be taking part in Festival da Canção.