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Festival da Canção To Celebrate 50 Years Of Eurovision Participation

It was stated by RTP that Portugal would select its participant and song with its Festival da Cançao, however, submissions would not be taken as RTP were to choose the composers who would then choose the singers. Today, RTP has revealed the 10 composers invited to participate in Festival da Cançao.

They are:

  1. Marc Paelinck
  2. Emanuel
  3. Janvandijk
  4.  Nuno Feist
  5. Andrej Babic
  6. Toze Santos (Perfume)
  7.  Joao Matos/Vitor Antunes (Áurea)
  8.  Ricardo Alfonso/Luis Fernando/Rui Fingers
  9. Tiago Pais Dias (Amor Electro)
  10. Joao So

In due course, these composers will compose (or will have composed) a song and will now be on the search for a singer to sing their song in a bid to represent Portugal in Copenhagen upon their return.

There will be two heats of Festival da Cançao, a semi-final and final. The semi-final will consist of ten songs and five songs will make it through to the final – the semi-final is due to take place on the 8th of March. The final, consisting of five songs, will take place the following week on the 15th of March. The final result will be decided 100% by a tele-vote.

Source: RTP.

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