Eurovision 2018 host country Portugal has just chosen the act that will represent them at this year’s contest: Conan Osíris will fly the Portuguese colours at Eurovision 2019 with the song ‘Telemóveis’
From Portimão to Tel Aviv. Portugal is sending xx to Eurovision 2019 in Israel following hisFestival Da Canção 2019 victory.The grand final of this year’s Festival Da Canção has just been broadcast in Portugal live from Portimão Arena in Portimão. Tonight, eight acts which had previously qualified from two previous semi-finals performed at the show with the aim to sing at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Israel. One of last year’s ESC hosts Filomena Cautela alongside TV host Vasco Palmerim had the honour of presenting the event to the Portuguese viewers.
These were the eight competing acts which were shown on stage:
- Calema – A Dois
- Mariana Bragada – Mar Doce
- Matay – Perfeito
- Surma – Pugna
- NBC – Igual A Ti
- Madrepaz – Mundo a Mudar
- Conan Osíris – Telemóveis
- Ana Cláudia – Inercia
Lines were open for the last few days and subsequently, the Portuguese public could cast their vote up to tonight’s grand final. The hosts closed the televoting period after all the songs were performed on stage and the winner was announced by combining the audience votes and the professional jury outcome.
The winner of Festival Da Canção 2019 was decided by the 50/50 combination of the votes from the televote and a regional jury vote which consisted on the voting of 7 administrative regions: Northern, Central, Lisbon and Tagus Valley, Alentejo, Algarve, Azores and Madeira. Each region comprised three local jury members approached by RTP.
During the Semi-Final Allocation Draw in January, Portugal was allocated to participate in the second half of the first semifinal on May 14th.
Do you agree with the Portuguese choice? Are you confident on them to make it through to Saturday’s grand final? Stay tuned and let us know!