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Portugal withdraws from Eurovision

Sad news for Eurovision fans everywhere – Portugal’s national broadcaster RTP has decided to withdraw from Eurovision 2016 as a result of restructuring in the channel, but hopes to return in 2017. The news will mark the second instance this decade of Portugal taking a sabbatical from the competition, with 2013 being the previous instance of a Portuguese absence in …

Leonor Andrade (Portugal): “My song is a metaphor that represents the distance between two souls”

Leonor Andrade (Portugal) aims to bring Portugal back to the finals for the first time since 2010 with “Há um Mar que nos Separa”.  Rehearsals brought about mixed feelings from the press center, some who really enjoyed the song, and some who really enjoyed hating the song.  Nevertheless, no one can deny that Leonor brought her A-game with energetic enthusiasm …

LIVE COVERAGE: Rehearsal Day 3

Day 3 is here and after a fun night of watching some of the artists and backing singers at the U4 Diskothek perform, we are LIVE from the press centre at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna.  The weather is a bit wet today, but that won’t stop us from providing you with up-to-date coverage. The first rehearsals for Semi-Final 1 are complete …

OGAE: Catch up with the current result

Four more votes from OGAE clubs were announced yesterday. It’s the turn of Belgium, Slovakia and Latvia while a confirmation of Portugal’s previous votes also strengthened the poll. Belgium 12 Norway 10 Italy 8 Sweden 7 Slovenia 6 Australia 5 Azerbaijan 4 Estonia 3 Spain 2 Israel 1 Russia Portugal – already reported but today confirmed 12 Italy 10 Norway …

OGAE Portugal gives 12 to Italy

While awaiting confirmation from a more reputable source, it seems that the votes from OGAE Portugal have been released by a Portuguese fan blog as follows; 12 Italy 10 Norway 8 Spain 7 Israel 6 Estonia 5 Slovenia 4 Azerbaijan 3 Sweden 2 Belgium 1 Australia This ranking gives Sweden their lowest points yet and puts Italy into the lead …

The 2015 “Expert” Panel – PORTUGAL

Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa (Eurovision 2015 – Portugal) The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back once again reviewing all Eurovision songs and rank them accordingly. You are probably asking yourself on how we pick our panel and the criteria. We looked at people from all walks of life to bring together a unique group of panelists with a …

Leonor Andrade represent Portugal at Eurovision

Festival da Canção, The Portuguese selection for the Eurovision Song Contest is over and we have a winner. Leonor Andrade s going to represent Portugal at the upcoming Eurovision in Vienne with the song Há um Mar que nos Separa. Six acts were competing today for the Golden ticket and initially three songs moved on to the second Round aka …

TONIGHT: Two entries and a second chance

It’s not quite the Super Saturday we have been spoiled with for a few weeks but tonight three shows will be taking place across Europe, with two entries being revealed or decided tonight! Here’s our handy guide to tonight’s shows; Portugal – Festival da Canção final – 22:25 CET After two exciting semi-finals this week the finalists of Festival da …

Portugal: Qualifiers from the second semifinal are…

Tonight the second round of Festival da Canção was held, six acts performed during the evening and the ones who qualified for the final were: José Freitas – Mal menor (Ninguém me guia à razão) (Jury selected song) Teresa Radamanto – Um fado em Viena Simone de Oliveira – À espera das canções The final of Festival da Canção will be held this Saturday containing …

TONIGHT: Germany decide, Portugal semi-final

Tonight sees two Eurovision shows taking place across Europe – quite the busy Thursday night for Euro fans! Germany – Unser Song für Österreich – 20:15 CET Germany’s final for Eurovision 2015 takes place tonight in Hannover and in a show that promises to be spectacular, eight acts will be vying to represent the country in neighbouring Austria. The acts …

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