RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster has confirmed to ESCToday that Portugal will participate at the forthcoming 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in May next year.
The method and meachanism RTP will use to select its 2o15 Eurovision entry and representative is yet to be determined and finalized. The Portuguese broadcaster will be disclosing more details regarding the 2015 Portuguese Eurovision project.
In 2014 Portugal returned to the Eurovision Song Contest after a year’s absence with their annual Eurovision national selection- Festival Da Cancao. Suzy won the 2014 Portuguese Eurovision national final and won the right to fly the Portuguese flag in Copenhagen at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry Quero ser tua. Despite an energetic performance Suzy failed to qualify to the grand final.
Portugal is the 18th to confirm its intention to participate at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Portugal joins Greece, FYR Macedonia, Austria, Cyprus, Malta, Switzerland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Belgium and Estonia in the list of countries which will join the 2015 Eurovision party in Austria next year . Whilst Montenegro and Belarus have stated that they are most likely to enter the competition next year.
The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 19, 21, 23 May in Austria.
Portugal has been competing at the Eurovision Song Contest for 48 years having contributed a total of 46 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.
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