Live: National final in Portugal

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The Portuguese national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 is about to be held. Twelve acts will compete for the ticket to Oslo.

How to watch?

A webcast will be provided here, here or here.

Participants

Composer/Lyricist in brackets.

  1. Filipa Galvão Telles O amor não sabe
    (José Campos Sousa/António Tinoco)
  2. Banda TrocopassoO mundo de pernas para o ar
    (Jorge Oliveira)
  3. Jorge Guerreiro Ai Lisboa
    (José Félix/Catarina Martins)
  4. Ricardo MartinsCaminheiro de mim
    (Ricardo Martins)
  5. The AgencyÉ assim que as coisas são
    (The Agency)
  6. Seis Po' Meia DúziaPássaro saudade
    (Ricardo Rodrigues/Irene Lúcia Andrade)
  7. Nuno Pinto Fogo lento
    (Américo Faria)
  8. Catarina PereiraCanta por mim
    (Andrej Babic/Carlos Coelho)
  9. Filipa Azevedo Há dias assim
    (Augusto Madureira)
  10. Gonçalo TavaresRios
    (Gonçalo Tavares)
  11. Vanessa Alvorada
    (Nuno Feist/Nuno Marques da Silva)
  12. Rui NovaUma canção à Cid (O sol e as estrelas)
    (Rui Nova, Noé Gavina/Rui Nova)


Your opinion

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

LIVE

The show has started.

A vocal group is performing cover versions of famous songs.

1. Filipa Galvão Telles O amor não sabe

Current esctoday.com poll result: 5th (3.2%)

The first song is also the most relaxed one tonight. The style is very unusual for the Eurovision Song Contest, but it creates a special Portuguese feeling. The vocals are strong and the simple stage perofrmance suits the song perfectly.

2. Banda TrocopassoO mundo de pernas para o ar

Current esctoday.com poll result: 10th (1.6%)

The second song is more energetic. Although it sounds like it could have already represented Portugal in the 1980s, it is a strong and catchy number. The vocals are flawless and the stage performance suits the song.

3. Jorge Guerreiro Ai Lisboa

Current esctoday.com poll result: 9th (2.4%)

Jorge Guerreiro brings a Salsa feeling on stage, mixed with folk music. Altough his facial expressions are a bit serious and not as seductive as you might expect in a performance of a song of that style, he seems to feel at ease on stage. The song is catchy but very repetitive in the chorus.

4. Ricardo MartinsCaminheiro de mim

Current esctoday.com poll result: =6th (2.8%)

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.

5. The AgencyÉ assim que as coisas são

Current esctoday.com poll result: =6th (2.8%)

Another ballad. The lead vocalist delivers a very emotional performance but the song itself might lack some highlight. The Blues Brothers outfits are interesting but it is unsure how they are supposed to reflect the song. The audience still seems to love this song.

6. Seis Po' Meia DúziaPássaro saudade

Current esctoday.com poll result: 4th (5.6%)

A very nostalgic, but very charming entriy. 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.

7. Nuno Pinto Fogo lento

Current esctoday.com poll result: =6th (2.8%)

Nuno Pinto performs a mid-tempo pop song with some minor rock influences. He tries to entertain the audience, which seems a bit forced at some points as does the overall performance. Nevertheless, he delivers a solid vocal performance. The song gets rather monotonous in the second half but might still do well tonight.

8. Catarina PereiraCanta por mim

Current esctoday.com poll result: 1st (56.4%)

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 do well, 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.

9. Filipa Azevedo Há dias assim

Current esctoday.com poll result: 3rd (6.0%)

Filipa brings a pianist along with a piano on stage, which suits this classic ballad very well (although the oversized candle on top of it looks a bit random). Another performance that features a wind machine, but in fact, it goes well with the dynamic background images. The vocal performance is flawless and emotional.

10. Gonçalo TavaresRios

Current esctoday.com poll result: 11th (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 doing well tonight.

11. Vanessa Alvorada

Current esctoday.com poll result: 2nd (14.4%)

Vanessa brings all classc elements of a ballad on stage: White outfits, a strings quartet, a wind machine and a very dramatic vocal performance that could be considered "classic Eurovision". This one is for those who like their ESC entries classic and it is for sure that there are plenty of them out there. The reaction by the audience is enthusiastic.

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

Current esctoday.com poll result: 12th (0.8%)

The last 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.

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

The voting has started. 20 regional juries will give their verdict.

Filipa Azevedo leads in the jury voting.

Filipa Azevedo has won the jury voting ahead of The Agency and Vanessa.

Flor-de-Lis now perform their 2009 entry Todas as ruas do amor.

Filipa Azevedo has won the national final and will represent Portugal in Oslo.

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