Watch now: Second semi-final of Festival da Canção

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The Portuguese national selection is still to pick three more finalists. The second group of semi-finalists of the Festival da Canção will perform their entries tonight in their bid to earn their place in the final of Portugal’s national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

What you will see tonight…

The Portuguese broadcaster RTP will hold the second semi-final of its national selection for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. And since its the 60th edition of the most famous European music contest, RTP wants to celebrate the occasion. If the first semi-final looked back on the history of the Portuguese Festival da Canção, which is at its 51st edition, the second semi-final will be dedicated to commemorating 60 Eurovision Song Contests.

As announced previously, each gala of the Portuguese national selection will have two different hosts. Tonight, Sílvia Alberto and José Carlos Malato will see to it that the viewers are punctually informed of the performances, of how to vote, and also will be interviewing the singers and composers during the show.

As in the first semi-final, six acts will participate tonight. The audience will decide two finalists through televote while the third one will be chosen by the jury of composers. The three winning acts from the second semi-final tonight will join the already qualified Leonor Andrade, Yola Dinis and Gonçalo Tavares in the final on 7 March, when the Portuguese representative for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest will be decided.

The performers and their songs (with the composers of the entries) that will compete tonight are these:

  1. Rubi Machado Quando a lua volta a passar (Sebastião Antunes)
  2. José Freitas Mal menor (ninguém me guia à razão) (Diogo Rodrigues Churky)
  3. Teresa Radamanto Um fado em Viena (Fernando Abrantes/Jorge Mangorrinha)
  4. Simone de Oliveira À espera das canções (Renato Jr./Tiago Torres da Silva)
  5. Filipe GonçalvesDança Joana (Héber Marques)
  6. Diana Piedade Maldito tempo (Carlos Massa)

How to watch

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You can watch the second semi-final live tonight from 21:00 local time (22:00 CET) through these channels:

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You can also follow the action through the Festival da Canção website, its Facebook page and comment on Twitter with the hashtag #FestivalDaCancao.

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