Portugal: Festival Da Canção Songs Revealed

Earlier in the national Final season, Portuguese broadcaster RTP announced the 20 composers taking part in this year’s Festival Da Canção. The composers then select who will perform the songs they compose, with the possibility for the composers to sing their own songs in the competition.

Here are the artists competing in the first Semi-Final (composer name in brackets):

  • Nadine – Cheguei Aqui (Anne Victorino d’Almeida)
  • Fábia Maia – Dia Lindo (Fábia Maia)
  • Sara Afonso – Contramão (Filipe Melo)
  • Valéria – Na Mais Profunda Saudade (Helder Moutinho)
  • IAN – Mundo (IAN)
  • Irma – Livros (Irma)
  • Karetus & Romeu Bairos – Saudade (Karetus)
  • Miguel Marôco – Girassol (Miguel Marôco)
  • Mema – Claro Como Água (Stereossauro)
  • The Black Mamba – Love Is On My Side (Tatanka)

Here are the artists competing in the second Semi-Final (composer name in brackets):

  • Carolina Deslandes – Por Um Triz (Carolina Deslandes)
  • Da Chick – I Got Music (Da Chick)
  • Joana Alegre – Joana Do Mar (Joana Alegre)
  • Graciela – A Vida Sem Acontecer (João Vieira)
  • NEEV – Dancing In The Stars (NEEV)
  • Clides – Volte-Face (Pedro da Linha)
  • Pedro Gonçalves – Não Vou Ficar (Pedro Gonçalves)
  • Tainá – Jasmim (Tainá)
  • Ariana – Mundo Melhor (Virgul)
  • Ana Tereza – Com Um Abraço (Viviane)

You can listen to the competing entries here. The national selection will kick off on the 20th of February, continuing on the 27th of February and concluding on the 6th of March.

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