RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster will be releasing snippets of the 2018 Festival da Cançao entries on Monday 12 February.
For the very first time in the history of the Portuguese national selection- Festival da Cançao, snippets of the competing songs will be released prior to the shows.
On Monday 12 February RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster, will release snippets (45 seconds) of the first segment of Festival da Cançao entries (semi-final 1- 13 songs) at 13:00 CET. The remaining 13 entries’ snippets (semi-final 2) wil be released on Monday 18 February at 13:00 CET.
The snippets will be published on RTP’s official website and official Youtube channel and will appear in the running order of the shows.
Portugal is gearing up to host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon and has a tight schedule ahead. Preparations for the 2018 Portuguese national final are in full swing, RTP is in full steam preparing for an extraordinary national selection. The country has lined up 26 acts for the competition and one of them will follow Sobral’s footsteps and fly to Lisbon!
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.
The Grand Final of Festival da Cançao will take place on 4 March at the Pavilhão Multiusos de Guimarães in Guimarães. A total of 14 acts will fight for the right to fly the Portuguese colours at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. The gala will be hosted by Filomena Cautela (Eurovision 2018 host) and Pedro Fernandes.
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 regional jury-televoting deliberation)
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal