The Portuguese national final, Festival da Canção 2006, held on 10 March in Lisbon selected Coisas de nada by Nonstop to represent Portugal at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest. However, the song which came second at the 2006 Festival RTP da Canção through a very controversial voting system is luring the attention of many people.
Vânia de Oliveira, who was born in Mozambique in 1975, performed the song Sei quem sou (Portugal), scoring 22 points – as much as Coisas de nada. Facing this tie, the criteria to select the winner was the preference of the jury who awarded more votes to Nonstop's song.
Meanwhile, a lot of people felt sorry for the second place of Vânia, as her song was quite positive and fresh. Thus, many people want now this song to go beyond the Festival da Canção evening and would like it to be the offcial song to support the Portuguese national team of football for the World Cup 2006.
To encourage this idea, a petition is already online to strengthen this movement at this link.
If the year of 2006 is going to bring a good result for Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest is yet to be seen, but if another song of the Portuguese national final makes it to get the attention of the audiences it would radically change the impact of the Festival da Canção for the whole Portugal.