At last – the final final

Festival da cancao 2020

So after seemingly months and months of national finals, and you thought that the end of it was near, the Eurovision gods spring one last late night surprise to tickle your fancy this season.

Festival da Cancao, now in its 56th Edition and its 60th year, had two semi-finals, you can read about Semi One or Semi Two if you choose to.  This nearly four-hour spectacular was hosted by Filomena and Vaco, as the other two had been, and in a weird televoting situation that was open throughout the week before the final – presumable to ensure that the phone lines don’t get clogged up on the night.

The result was a combined Jury and televote affair with the regional juries votes turned onto 1-8, 10 and 12 before that week long televote was converted to the same.  Added up the results were:

ChangeSilk Nobre75124
CriaturaRita Onofre5058
O farolBuba Espinho82106
Teorias da conspiraçãoNena31410
AceitarNo Maka feat. Ana Maria03311
PrimaveraCristina Clara20212
Pontos finaisRita Rocha47115
Doce mistérioLeo Middea108183
Bem longe daquiPerpétua0449
...Pelas costurasJoão Borsch612182

Iolanda Costa is a serial talent show competitor without much success – she even tried in this contest but as a composer of the eighth best song in the 2022 second semi-final.  two years later, she’s finally got her crack at solo success.

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