The running orders for the semi-finals of Portugal’s Eurovision selection show have been determined.
Portuguese broadcaster RTP have revealed the order in which the singers will perform at this year’s Festival da Canção. Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and Jorge Gabriel will present the first semi-final on February 22, while Sónia Araújo and José Carlos Malato will present the second semi-final on February 29.
Both semi-finals will take place in RTP Studios in Lisbon. The final will take place in Elvas in eastern Portugal, 8 kilometres from the Spanish border. The final will be presented by Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim.
- MEERA – “Copo De Gin”
- Filipe Sambado – “Gerebera Amarela Do Sul”
- Ian Mucznick – “O Dia De Amanhã”
- Bárbara Tinoco – “Passe-Partout”
- Blasted – “Rebellion”
- Elisa – “Medo De Sentir”
- J.Jazz – “Agora”
- Throes + The Shine – “Movimento”
- Dúbio feat. +351 – “Cegueira”
- Luiz Caracol & Gus Liberdade – “Dói-me O País”
- Judas – “Cubismo Enviesado”
- Kady – “Diz Só”
- Elisa Rodrigues – “Não Voltes Mais”
- Cláudio Frank – “Quero-te Abraçar”
- Tomás Luzia – “Mais Real Que O Amor”
- Jimmy P. – “Abensonhado”
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.
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.