Over 600 Public Submissions Received in Portugal

Portuguese broadcaster RTP has announced that over 600 songs were submitted for Festival da Canção 2022.

Earlier in the season, RTP announced minor changes to the Festival da Canção format for 2022. A total of four songs will be chosen from the public submissions pool, rather than just one. The other 16 entries will come from songwriters invited by RTP.

The contest will feature two semi-finals, with five acts qualifying from each. The Grand Final will feature 10 acts, and the winner will be determined by 50% jury and 50% televote.

The Black Mamba represented Portugal at Eurovision 2021 with the song, Love Is On My Side. Watch the performance below: