In spite of the poor result achieved by Nonstop in Athens, RTP will use the same procedure to select its entry to the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest according to the fans' website, escportugal.
In 2007, the Portuguese broadcaster RTP,will celebrate its 50th anniversary and one of the highlights of the celebration show, probably being screened on the 7th March, will be the Festival da Canção. A contest which traditionally has been used to select the Portuguese entry to the Eurovision Song Contest.
After some years of internal selections and somewhat chaotic procedures, in 2006, RTP decided to return to the Festival da Canção. Yet, a dubious result made the broadcaster rethink the rules of the selection and, in 2007, there will be no jury. The Portuguese entry will be selected 100% through televoting. Everything else will follow the 2006 formula though: music producers are invited to send in 2 songs each, and the performers are of their own responsibility.Now that Finland did it, Portugal is the only country participating in the Eurovision Song Contest for over 30 years, not having won one single time.