Portugal – Festival da Canção – First semi-final Results

Portugal

Sometimes I feel sorry for a country at Eurovision. And that’s almost always the case with Portugal. They don’t make it easy though, there’s little to remember from recent years. Rarely have I been able to say, ‘that playlist was good, but a few Portuguese Eurovision songs and it would have been great’.

And when I say rarely, I mean never.

They’ve been away for a bit, but with a big anniversary for RTP this year, they’ve decided to give it another shot. Tonight was the first semi final. By all accounts, ballads were the order of the evening, with many who watched feeling little had changed since Portugal last staged a national final.

The semi-final took place at RTP’s studios in Lisbon, Eight songs were whittled down to four thanks to a jury appointed by RTP and votes from the public. 

Here you go then, the results:

PerformerSongJuryTelevoteTotalResult
Viva La DivaNova glória101222Qualified
Salvador SobralAmar pelos dois12820Qualified
Fernando DanielPoema a dois71017Qualified
Deolinda KinzimbaO que eu vi nos meus sonhos8412Qualified
Golden SlumbersPara perto6511Eliminated
Lisa GardenWithout You4711Eliminated
Rui DrumondO teu melhor369Eliminated
MárciaAgora538Eliminated