Portugal: Festival da Canção Semi Final 2 Results
The Portuguese Eurovision national selection show ‘Festival da Canção’ continued this weekend with its second and last semi final.
The two-and-three-quarter hour semi final was hosted by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and José Carlos Malato from the RTP Studios in Lisbon, with the greenroom being presented by Inês Lopes Gonçalves.
Of the ten performing songs in this morning’s show, only five advanced through to the final, due to be held on the morning of 7 March for Australians. The advancing acts were chosen through a 50/50 combination of jury and public televoting, where ties would see the jury vote prevail.
Semi Final Results:
Qualifiers (will perform in the grand final on 7 March):
Joana Alegre – ‘Joana Do Mar’
Carolina Deslandes – ‘Por Um Triz’
Pedro Gonçalves – ‘Não Vou Ficar’
NEEV – ‘Dancing In The Stars’
EU.CLIDES – ‘Volte-Face’
Some of the stand out performances included:
Failed to qualify:
Da Chick – ‘I Got Music’
Tainá – ‘Jasmim’
Ariana – ‘Mundo Melhor’
Ana Tereza – ‘Com Um Abraço’
Graciela – ‘A Vida Sem Acontecer’
The five qualifying songs will go through to join the five qualifying songs from the first semi final in the grand final of Festival da Canção on 7 March.