Tonight, Portugal will end their quest to find their representative in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, as the Festival da Canção concludes on RTP at 23:15 CET.
A total of 5 finalists will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen at the forthcoming Portuguese national final scheduled to be held at the Convento do Beato in Lisbon. The 2014 Portuguese entry and representative will be selected via a 100% public televoting deliberation. The gala will be hosted by Sílvia Alberto and José Carlos Malato.
How to watch
RTP will air the final of Festival da Canção 2014 at 23:15 CET
- RTP 1
- RTP International Satellite (Hotbird 13)
- RTP webcast
- Rui Andrade – Ao teu encontro
- Catarina Pereira – Mea culpa
- Zana – Nas asas da sorte
- Raquel Guerra – Sonhos roubados
- Suzy – Quero ser tu
Portugal will be back at the Eurovision Song Contest this year after missing out in 2013 due to financial reasons. Last NovemberRTP confirmed to esctoday.com that Portugal would return to the contest in 2014.
Portugal has been competing at the Eurovision Song Contest for 48 years having contributed a total of 45 entries, having missed out on participating in 1970, 2000, 2002 and 2013.
Portugal debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 with Antonio Calvario, and is yet to win the event. Portugal’s best placing at the Eurovision Song Contest has been a 6th placing in 1996 with Lucia Moniz‘s O meu coraçao nao tem cor.
Portugal will compete in the second half of the first semi-final on the 6th May 2014.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on Portugal, Festival da Cançao, and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.