This evening, the second semi-final of the Portuguese selection for Eurovision, Festival da Canção 2017, will be held in Portugal. After tonight, the line-up for the final of Festival da Canção 2017 will be complete.
How to watch
Semi-final 2 of Festival da Canção 2017 will air from 22:00 CET (21:00 local time) on the following channels:
- RTP 1
- Live webcast via rtp.pt
Semi-final 2 of Festival da Canção 2017 will be hosted by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and Jorge Gabriel at the RTP Studios in Lisbon.
In this second semi-final, the remaining 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, joining the four finalists which were selected in last weeks’ semi-final 1.
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 2 participants
Tonight’s participants, entries and the composers of their songs:
- David Gomes – My paradise (Tóli César Machado)
- Lena d’Água – Nunca me fui embora (Pedro Silva Martins)
- Beatriz Felício – Ao teu olhar (Jorge Fernando)
- Pedro Gonçalves – Don’t walk away (João Pedro Coimbra)
- Helena Kendall – Andamos no céu (João Só)
- Celina da Piedade – Primavera (Celina da Piedade)
- Jorge Benvinda – Gente bestial (Nuno Figueiredo)
- Inês Sousa – Se o tempo não falasse (Noiserv)
Festival da Canção 2017 agenda
21/02: Semi-final 1
- 26/02: Semi-final 2
- 05/03: Final