Tonight: First semi-final of Festival da Canção 2017 in Portugal

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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:

Tonight’s show

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:

  1. Márcia – Agora (Márcia)
  2. Golden Slumbers – Para perto (Samuel Úria)
  3. Fernando Daniel – Poema a dois (Nuno Feist)
  4. Deolinda Kinzimba – O que eu vi nos meus sonhos (Rita Redshoes)
  5. Rui Drumond – O teu melhor (Héber Marques)
  6. Lisa Garden – Without you (Siraiva)
  7. Salvador Sobral – Amar pelos dois (Luisa Sobral)
  8. 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
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