Portugal: RTP announces first singers for Festival da Canção 2017

RTP have revealed the name of the first 8 singers that have been selected to perform at this year’s Portuguese national selection for Eurovision 2016. All candidates have been chosen by the composers previously selected by the broadcaster to take part at Festival da Canção 2017.

You can find each composer’s choice below:

Semifinal 1:

  1. Márcia (Composer: Márcia)
  2. Golden Slumbers (Composer: Samuel Úria)
  3. Fernando Daniel (Composer: Nuno Feist)
  4. Deolinda Kinzimba (Composer: Rita Redshoes)
  5. Rui Drumond (Composer: Héber Marques)
  6. Lisa Garden (Composer: Pedro Saraiva)
  7. Salvador Sobral (Composer: Luísa Sobral)
  8. Trio (Composer: Nuno Gonçalves)

Festival da Canção 2017 will be made up of three shows, two semi-finals on February 19 and 26, and a national final from which the Portuguese entry for Eurovision will be decided. The final of Festival da Canção 2017 is set to take place on March 5.

The winner will be selected by a 50-50 mix of regional judges and public vote with 8 songs being performed at the national final, 4 from each semi-final. This year, the songs are allowed to be performed in Portuguese or any other language, including English. Will we see the first Portuguese song performed in English in Kyiv?

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016

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