Last night saw the second-semifinal of Festival da Cançao determine the second batch of finalists for the 2018 Portuguese national final. When the show concluded RTP held a special draw in order to determine the running order of the Grand Final.
After the fourteen finalists of the 2018 edition were known last night, RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster determined the running order of Festival da Cançao’s Grand Final scheduled to be held next Sunday 4 March.
RTP’s Gonçalo Madail conducted the special draw which was broadcast live on live on RTP Play by Antena1 and streamed live on Festival da Cançao’s official Instagram page. Rui David will have the honour of opening the show whilst Peu Madureira will be the last act to perfom during the soiree.
One of the acts battling in the Portuguese national final is Anabela who represented Portugal at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest in Millstreet with A cidade- a te ser dia.
The Running Order
- Sem medo – Rui David
- Canção do fim – Diogo Piçarra
- Sunset – Peter Serrado
- Zero a zero – Joana Espadinha
- O voo das cegonhas – Lili
- Para sorrir eu não preciso de nada – Catarina Miranda
- Anda estragar-me os planos – Joana Barra Vaz
- Amor veloz – David Pessoa
- Patati patata – Minnie & Rhayra
- (sem título) – Janeiro
- Bandeira azul – Maria Inês Paris
- Para te dar abrigo – Anabela
- O jardim – Cláudia Pascoal
- Só por ela – Peu Madureira
Festival da Cançao 2018
The 2018 edition of Festival da Cançao (FdC) consists of 3 shows: the first 2 shows of FdC 2018 were held at the RTP’s Studio 1 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 participated in the 2018 Portuguese national selection Festival da Cançao 2018.
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.
The show will be broadcast live at 22:00 CET and will be broadcast live at 22:00 CET on RTP 1, RTP International, RTP America, RTP Asia and RTP Africa. Viewers will also be able to view the gala online via RTP Play.