Shortly after the Nordic three made their choices, Portugal got going with the Festival da Cancao Grande Final (languages are a gift etc). After an opening act involving Dallas and Sesame Street to celebrate RTP’s 63rd birthday, eight highly assorted songs were done and performed in double-quick time, and then… the show expanded to fill the hours available.
We’d all gone to bed by the time the results came in, and it turns out that it was one of those nights.
|Gerbera amarela do Sul||Filipe Sambado||76||12||4||16||3|
|Mais real que o amor||Tomás Luzia||24||3||8||11||6|
|Não voltes mais||Elisa Rodrigues||37||4||3||7||8|
|Movimento||Throes + The Shine||46||6||5||11||7|
|Medo de sentir||Elisa||55||10||10||20||1|
The regional juries adored the artistry and leather shorts of Gerbera Amarela Do Sul but remained unmoved by the cheeky charm of Passé-Partout. The good folks of Portugal adored the cheeky charm of Passé-Partout but just weren’t that into the shorts, and so the standard balladry of Elisa’s Medo De Sentir, reasonably well liked by both constituencies, snuck through the middle to win on average and she’ll make the (possible) trip to Rotterdam.