Portugal: RTP unveils Festival da Cançao 2022 acts and entries

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RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster, has unveiled the Festival da Cançao 2022 competing acts and entries.

Festival da Canção 2022 will consist of three live televised shows ( 2 semi-finals and a Grand Final) scheduled to be held on 5, 7 and 12 March at the RTP Studios in Lisbon, Portugal.

  • o5/03/2022- FdC  Semi-final 1
  • 07/03/2022- FdC Semi-final 2
  • 12/03/2022- FdC Grand Final

The Hosts

A total of six hosts will present the shows, all veteran FdC presenters:  Jorge Gabriel &  Sonia Araujo (Semi-final 1), José Carlos Malato & Tânia Ribas de Oliveira  (Semi-final 2), Filomena Cautela & Vasco Palmeirim (Grand Final). Inês Lopes Gonçalves will be back as the Green Room hostess once again. All three shows will be broadcast live on RTP 1.

Filomena Cautala hosted the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

Eurovision fans will remember Filomena Cautela as she was one of the four charming hostesses at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

Semi-final #1

  • Aurea – «Why?»
  • Fado Bicha – «Povo Pequenino»
  • FF – «Como É Bom Esperar Alguém»
  • Diana Castro – «Ginger Ale»
  • Kumpania Algazarra – «A Minha Praia»
  • Maro – «Saudade, Saudade»
  • Norton – «Hope»
  • TheMisterDriver – «Calisun»
  • Os Quatro E Meia – «Amanhá»
  • Valas & Os Astronautas – «Odisseia»

Semi-final #2

  • Milhanas – «Corpo de Mulhe
  • Blacci – «Mar no Fim»
  • Cubita – «Uma Mensagem -Tua»
  • Pongo E Tristany – «DÉGRÁ.DÉ»
  • Jonas – «Pontas Soltas»
  • Os Azeitonas – «Solta a Voz e Canta»
  • Inês Homem De Melo – «Fome de Viagem»
  • Pepperoni Pasión – «Código 30»
  • O Vampiro Submarino – «Ao Lado de Mim»
  • Syro – «Ainda nos Temos»

RTP unveiled the names of the twenty FdC 2022 candidates and published their respective songs on Festival Da Cançao’s official Youtube channel

Festival da Canção 2022

The 2022 FdC will consist of three shows ( two semi-finals and a grand final) scheduled to be broadcast live in March at the RTP Studios in Lisbon.

A total of 20 acts will battle for the golden ticket to Italy, 10 acts will compete in each semi-final, the top 5 entries from each semi-final will proceed to the Grand Final of FdC.  Hence 10 acts will fight for the right to represent Portugal at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in the Portuguese national final.

The 2022 Portuguese Eurovision entry will be determined via a 50/50 public televoting- regional jury deliberation.

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 52 times in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2021 The Black Mamba represented the country at the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam with their entry ‘Love is on my side’.

Source: RTP
Cover Photo: eurovision.tv

 

 

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