Live: Second semi final in Portugal

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The televised part of the Portuguese national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 is about to continue with the second semi final of the Festival da canção 2010 being held. Twelve acts will compete for the last six spots in the national final.

How to watch?

A webcast will be provided here, here or here.

Participants

Composer/Lyricist in brackets.

  1. Rui NovaUma canção à Cid (O sol e as estrelas)
    (Rui Nova, Noé Gavina/Rui Nova)
  2. Ricardo MartinsCaminheiro de mim
    (Ricardo Martins)
  3. Nuno & FábiaAmar (Vieste para me salvar)
    (Pedro Britohá/Pedro Vaz)
  4. David NavarroQuem é que será?
    (Jorge Moreira, Jorge do Carmo, Tó Andrade)
  5. Catarina PereiraCanta por mim
    (Andrej Babic/Carlos Coelho)
  6. Filipe DelgadoSerei eu
    (Ernesto Leite)
  7. V-BoyQuando eu penso em ti
    (Mauro Guerreiro/Vítor dos Santos)
  8. Terra D'ÁguaAmanhã no mar
    (Davide Zaccariahá/Tiago Espírito Santo)
  9. Nina Pinto Meu coração não é meu
    (Marios Gligoris/Augusto Madureira)
  10. Gonçalo TavaresRios
    (Gonçalo Tavares)
  11. Banda TrocopassoO mundo de pernas para o ar
    (Jorge Oliveira)
  12. Seis Po' Meia DúziaPássaro saudade
    (Ricardo Rodrigues/Irene Lúcia Andrade)


Your opinion

  • You can vote for your favourite song in our poll here.

LIVE

The show opens with the audience performing some classic Portuguese Eurovision Song Contest entries.

Simone de Oliveira, Portuguese representative in 1965 and 1969 now performs her 1969 entry Desfolhada Portguesa, one of the most famous songs in Portugal ever.

1. Rui NovaUma canção à Cid (O sol e as estrelas)

Current esctoday.com poll result: 11th (0.6%)

The first entry is a rather old-fashioned mid-tempo song. Although the performer is rather charming and trying very heart to entertain the audience, the overall impression is not lasting. Generally a nice effort, but definitely not a winner.

2. Ricardo MartinsCaminheiro de mim

Current esctoday.com poll result: 12th (0%)

Another song that could not be called partcularly modern. Nevertheless, it is very Portuguese and reminds of earlier entries in the contest. The singer doesn't seem to manage to capture the attention of the audience and he also does not seem to feel at ease on stage. Considering the unlucky draw position, he might not be a favourite tonight.

3. Nuno & FábiaAmar (Vieste para me salvar)

Current esctoday.com poll result: 6th (2.3%)

We stay in the genre "Classic Portuguese Eurovision songs". The duo deliver a charming performance and they seem to connect on stage although the style is not quite what you might expect from people of their ages. The song is quite catchy but it is not sure if it would stay long enough in the heads of the televoters in the Eurovision Song Contest.

4. David NavarroQuem é que será?

Current esctoday.com poll result: =8th (1.2%)

Qué será, será, whatever will be, will be… another rather classic song, although it features a very slight rock feeling. Generally a pretty repetitive effort that might be overseen in the line-up.

5. Catarina Pereira Canta por mim

Current esctoday.com poll result: 1st (61.6%)

The first real up-tempo song tonight. Canta por mim is a typical up-tempo summer pop song, which kinda clashes with current season. The vocal performance is not flawless, but that is not a shame considering the exhausting dance performance. This song is likey to qualify, but it has to be mentioned that Spain finished second last in Moscow with a song in a very similar style. The performance suits the song, although it is unusure why it feaures a pretty random wind machine.

6. Filipe DelgadoSerei eu

Current esctoday.com poll result: 7th (1.7%)

Back to classics. This ballad might work well as background muzak in a smokey bar, but it is probably too repetitive for the Eurovision Song Contest. The singer still delivers a strong vocal performance and he seems to live the song. Again, the use of the wind machine seems a bit random here.

7. V-BoyQuando eu penso em ti

Current esctoday.com poll result: =4th (2.9%)

The first more modern song tonight. Quando eu penso em ti is a relaxed R&B style song, which would be something quite new in the Eurovision Song Contest. The vocal performance is strong and teh stage performance suits the song very well. This one would probably not stand out in the R&B music scene, but it does in the Festival da canção.

8. Terra D'ÁguaAmanhã no mar

Current esctoday.com poll result: =4th (2.9%)

A folklorsitic entry is up next. The chorus is far more catchy than the the verses but the overall song is a bit lengthy. It might still be Portugal's first choice if they want to go for something traditional. The background images are very sweet.

9. Nina Pinto Meu coração não é meu

Current esctoday.com poll result: 2nd (19.8%)

As Nina Pinto is a member of the editorial team of esctoday.com, we do not comment on this entry for the sake of fairness.

10. Gonçalo TavaresRios

Current esctoday.com poll result: =8th (1.2%)

Rios is an entertaining up-tempo song with a catchy melody. The singer is very enthusiastic and so is the audience. Not an innovative entry, but one that should have high chances of reaching the final.

11. Banda TrocopassoO mundo de pernas para o ar

Current esctoday.com poll result: =8th (1.2%)

The penultimate song is a folk-pop-rock song with a catchy melody. The vocal performance is very strong, but the singer looks a bit too aggressive, which might scare the televoters in the Eurovision Song Contest and sort of clashes with the happy background images. Nevertheless a strong entry, that could well qualify for the final.

12. Seis Po' Meia DúziaPássaro saudade

Current esctoday.com poll result: 3rd (4.7%)

The second semi final closes with a very nostalgic, but very charming entries. The song, the performance, the outfits – nothings seems to be from this century. An interesting concept and the outcome in the Eurovision Song Contest seems to be unpredictable.

A recap is shown with all twelve performances.

Our poll will be closed in five minutes.

Our poll is closed now. You can find the updated results above.

The results are coming in.

Banda Trocopasso to the final!

Ricardo Martins to the final!

Seis Po' Meia Dúzia to the final!

Catarina Pereira to the final!

Gonçalo Tavares to the final!

Rui Nova to the final!

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