Conan Osiris has been named as one of the jury members for the 2020 edition of Festival da Canção.
RTP has confirmed this afternoon that Conan Osiris will be one of the jury members for this years edition of Festival da Canção. The singer who represented Portugal last year in Tel Aviv, follows in the footsteps of previous winners Luísa Sobral and Isaura as jury members.
Portugal was represented by Conan Osíris last year in Israel with his song “Telemóveis”. He failed to qualify to the Final, placing 15th in the first semi-final with 51 points.
Festival da Canção begins on February 22nd with the first of two Semi-Finals. The 16 acts competing in the contest are:
- Luiz Caracol e Gus Liberdade – “Dói-Me o País” (The country hurts me)
- Blasted – “Rebellion”
- Cláudio Frank – “Quero-te Abraçar” (I want to hold you)
- Kady – “Diz Só” (Just Say)
- Dubio feat. +351 – “Cegueria” (Blindness)
- Elisa Rodrigues – “Não Voltes Mais” (Don’t come back again)
- Filipe Sambado – “Gerbera Amarela do Sul” (Southern Yellow Gerbera)
- Judas – “Cubismo Enviesado” (Skewed cubism)
- Jimmy P – “Abensonhado” (Bewildered)
- Ian Mucznik – “O Dia de Amanhã” (Tomorrow)
- Elisa – “Medo de Sentir” (Afraid of feeling)
- MEERA – “Copo de Gin” (Glass of gin)
- Tomás Luzia – “Mais Real Que O Amor” (Realer than love)
- JJaZZ – “Agora” (Now)
- Throes + The Shine – “Movimento” (Movement)
- Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-partout” (Master key)
Source: ESC Portugal
Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 represented by Antonio Calvario, the country finished last scoring nul points. Prior to 2016, the best result of Portugal was 6th place which came in 1996 when Lucia Moniz performed in Oslo. She scored 92 points, receiving the 12 points from both Norway and Cyprus. Since their debut, Portugal have missed a total of five contests. In 2017, Portugal produced a spectacular win when Salvador Sobral took home the crystal microphone with his song “Amar Pelos Dois.” The 2018 contest was held in Lisbon, Portugal for the first time.