Portugal: RTP reveals Festival da Cançao 2018 hosts

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RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster has revealed the names of the 2018 Festival da Cançao. A total of 6 hosts will be sharing the honour of hosting the forthcoming 2018 Portuguese national selection.

Jorge Gabrie, Jose Carlos Malato, Filomena Cautela, Pedro Fernandes, Sónia Araújo and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira will be the hosts at the forthcoming 2018 Portuguese Eurovision national selection.

The hosts

Jorge Gabriel and Joese Carlos Malato will host the first semi-final of Festival da Cançao at RTP’s Studio 1 in Lisbon on 18 February.

Sónia Araújo and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira will host the second semi-final of Festival da Cançao at RTP’s Studio 1 in Lisbon on 25 February.

Pedro Fernandes and Filomena Cautela (Eurovision 2018 hostess) will host the Grand Finale of Festival da Cançao 2018 at Multiusos de Guimarães in Guimaraes on 4 March, where 14 acts will fight for the golden ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

Festival da Cançao 2018

The 2018 edition of Festival da Cançao (FdC) will consist of 3 shows which will be aired on 18, 25 February (semi-finals) and 4 March (Grand Final).

The first 2 shows of FdC 2018 will be held at the RTP studios in Lisbon, whilst the grand final will be travelling outside the Portuguese capital, namely to Guimarães.

We will be heading to the north of Portugal in order to select the 2018 Eurovision hopeful who will follow Salvador Sobral’s footsteps.

A total of 26 acts will participate in the forthcoming 2018 Portuguese national selection Festival da Cançao 2018.

Festival da Cançao 2018 agenda

  • 18/02: Semi-final 1 (13 participants, 7 finalists)
  • 25/02: Semi-final 2 (13 participants, 7 finalists)
  • 04/03: Final (14 finalists, 50/50 combined vote to deliberate winner)

The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal

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