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First Festival da Canção 2020 finalists decided in Portugal

RTP has just broadcast the first out of the two semifinals of this year’s Festival da Canção. 4 acts have gone through to the final on March 7th.

Today the Portuguese audience has seen the first semifinal of their traditional song festival happen with 8 candidates competing for a spot in the national final:

  1. MEERA – Copo de Gin
  2. Filipe Sambado – Gerbera Amarela do Sul
  3. Ian Mucznik – O Dia de Amanhã (João Cabrita)
  4. Bárbara Tinoco – Passe-Partout (Tiago Nacarato)
  5. Blasted – Rebellion
  6. Elisa – Medo de Sentir (Marta Carvalho)
  7. JJaZZ – Agora (Rui Pregal Da Cunha)
  8. Throes + The Shine – Movimento

At the end of the show, an equal combination of the votes from a professional jury panel and the audience via SMS has determined the first 4 finalists of Festival da Canção 2020.

Next week, the Portuguese national selection will continue with another 8 candidates performing original songs at the Second Semi-Final, which will be hosted by Sónia Araújo and José Carlos Malato.

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