After two semi finals, the final of the Festival da canção 2010 will be held. Twelve acts will compete in the Portuguese national final for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest and the winner will become the country's 44th representative in the competition.
The show to be broadcast on RTP1, RTP Madeira, RTP Internacional and RTP Africawill start at 22:15 CET (21:15 local time) and it will be hosted by Silvia Alberto at the Campo Paqueno in Lisbon. Twelve acts will present one song each and the winner will be chosen by televoting (50%) and 20 regional juries (50%).
How to watch?
Composer/Lyricist in brackets.
- Filipa Galvão Telles – O amor não sabe
(José Campos Sousa/António Tinoco)
- Banda Trocopasso – O mundo de pernas para o ar
- Jorge Guerreiro – Ai Lisboa
(José Félix/Catarina Martins)
- Ricardo Martins – Caminheiro de mim
- The Agency – É assim que as coisas são
- Seis Po' Meia Dúzia – Pássaro saudade
(Ricardo Rodrigues/Irene Lúcia Andrade)
- Nuno Pinto – Fogo lento
- Catarina Pereira – Canta por mim
(Andrej Babic/Carlos Coelho)
- Filipa Azevedo – Há dias assim
- Gonçalo Tavares – Rios
- Vanessa – Alvorada
(Nuno Feist/Nuno Marques da Silva)
- Rui Nova – Uma canção à Cid (O sol e as estrelas)
(Rui Nova, Noé Gavina/Rui Nova)
- You can vote for your favourite song in our poll here.
In 2009, Portugal was represented by Flor-de-Lis, who finished eighth in the first semi final and 15th in the final with their song Todas as ruas do amor. In 2010, the country will compete in the first semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest on 25th May.