Portugal: Four more FdC 2019 finalists determined: line up complete

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Boa noite Europe! We now have the full line up for Festival da Cançao 2019. Tonight saw Lisbon host Festival Da Cançao’s second semi-final, where the second set of finalists were determined.

Eight acts battled for the golden ticket to the Grand Finale of Festival da Cançao 2019 during tonight’s show, but only four made it to Portimao.

Tonight’s semi-final was held tonight at RTP’s Studio 1 in Lisbon and was hosted by Jorge Gabriel & José Carlos Malato. The 4 lucky finalists were determined via a special jury/public televoting deliberation.

The second set of 4 finalists

  • Mariana Bragada- Mar doce
  • Madrepaz- Mundo a mudar
  • Surma- Pugna
  • NBC- Igual a ti

The Results

NBC won today’s semi-final with 22 points, followed by Surma who placed 2nd with 18 points.  Whilst Madredepaz placed 3rd with 16 points and Mariana Bragada placed 4th with 15 points.

Festival da Cançao 2019 line up

We have the 8 finalists for next week’s Grand Final which is scheduled to be held in Portimao. The Grand Final of FdC 2019 will be hosted by Filomena CautelaVasco Palmeirim.

  • Ana Claudia- Inercia
  • Calema-A dois
  • Conan Isiris- Telemoveis
  • Matay- Perfeito
  • Mariana Bragada- Mar doce
  • Madrepaz- Mundo a mudar
  • Surma- Pugna
  • NBC- Igual a ti

Festival da Canção 2019

The 2019 FdC consists of three shows ( two semi-finals and a grand final) scheduled to run from February-March.

A total of 16 acts will battled for the golden ticket to Tel Aviv, 8 acts competed in each semi-final, the top 4 entries from each semi-final will proceeded to the Grand Final of FdC.  Hence 8 acts will fight for the right to represent Portugal at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in the Portuguese national final.

  • 02/03/2019-Festival da Cançao Grand Final

The semi-finals were held at the RTP Studios in Lisbon whilst the the grand final will be held in Portimão.

Portugal in Eurovision

Portugal debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 and has won the competition once, namely in 2017 with Salvador Sobral‘s Amor pelo dois. The country successfully hosted the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

Portugal has competed 50 times in the Eurovision Song Contest and will see its 51st participation in Tel Aviv this year.

In 2018 Claudia  Pascoal & Isaura were crowned the winners of Festival da Cançao and had the honour to defend the Portuguese colours at the Eurovision Song Contest on home soil with their entry O Jardim. Despite a beautiful peformace the 2018 ESC host nation finished last in the Grand Final.