The last item of order on a busy Saturday evening came courtesy of Portuguese broadcaster RTP. A traditional late evening slot was handed to the Festival da Canção. Eight songs were trying to win four places in the March 2 grand final.
The competition this year features sixteen songs written by professional and amateur composers, who were also responsible for choosing who would perform their song. There were no language restrictions for the third year running.
Results this evening were decided by a 50/50 jury/televote split.
|João Campos||"É o que é"||6||7||13||5||Eliminated|
|Ela Limão||"Mais brilhante que mil sóis"||5||6||11||6||Eliminated|
|Soraia Tavares||"O meu sonho"||3||3||6||8||Eliminated|
Portugal will perform in the second half of the first semi-final.