This evening, the first semi-final of the Portuguese selection for Eurovision, Festival da Canção 2017, will be held in Portugal.
How to watch
Semi-final 1 of Festival da Canção 2017 will air from 22:15 CET (21:15 local time) on the following channels:
- RTP 1
- Live webcast via rtp.pt
Semi-final 1 of Festival da Canção 2017 will be hosted by Sónia Araújo and José Carlos Malato at the RTP Studios in Lisbon.
In this first semi-final, 8 contestants will perform their potential Eurovision entries on stage. Four of them will go through to the final of Festival da Canção 2017 on 5 March.
The four qualifiers will be determined via a combined 50% televote and 50% expert jury vote, with each jury member being appointed by RTP.
Semi-final 1 participants
Tonight’s participants, entries and the composers of their songs:
- Márcia – Agora (Márcia)
- Golden Slumbers – Para perto (Samuel Úria)
- Fernando Daniel – Poema a dois (Nuno Feist)
- Deolinda Kinzimba – O que eu vi nos meus sonhos (Rita Redshoes)
- Rui Drumond – O teu melhor (Héber Marques)
- Lisa Garden – Without you (Siraiva)
- Salvador Sobral – Amar pelos dois (Luisa Sobral)
- Viva La Diva – Nova glória (Nuno Gonçalves)
Festival da Canção 2017 agenda
- 19/02: Semi-final 1
- 26/02: Semi-final 2
- 05/03: Final