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Portugal: Catarina, Raquel Guerra, Rui Andrade and Suzy to the grand final!

The semi-final of Portugal’s Festival da Cançao has come to an end and only five singers have made it through to the next round. This has been great show that somehow reminisces about the history of the Iberian country in the Pan-European competition. We have seen 10 excellent songs paired up with 10 stunning voices but the Portuguese have decided …

PORTUGAL: Participants revealed!

RTP – Portugal’s public broadcaster – has now revealed the names of the ten participants in this year’s Festival da Cançao. Earlier this month the Portuguese broadcaster had published the shortlist with the names of the composers. Yesterday the organisers of the event announced the list with the interpreters and their songs during a press conference in RTP’s headquarters. The …

Portugal: NF Dates Announced

Portuguese national broadcaster RTP has announced, via ESCToday, that they will have a national selection show to choose their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen. RTP will use the Festival da Canção format to choose their performer and song; Ten songs will compete in the semi-final on March 8, and after a public televote, the top five …

Good News!!! Portugal is back

The Portuguese broadcaster RTP confirmed that Portugal will take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 after taking a break last year due to financial reasons. There are no news whether the entry will be selected via a National Final or if it’s going to be an internal selection. The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Jon Ola Sand …

Portugal OGAE votes – Italy receive 12 points

Portugal are the latest organisation to announce their votes with their OGAE. The votes are as follows: Italy 12 pts Denmark 10 pts Netherlands 8 pts Norway 7 pts San Marino 6 pts Russia 5 pts Israel 4 pts Germany 3 pts United Kingdom 2 pts Georgia 1 pt Check out Portugal’s favourite here. [vsw id=”X2C-ePvHfAs” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”yes”]   This awards Italy their first 12 points …

Portugal: IN or OUT of the Eurovision Song Contest?

According to an internal EBU source, the Portuguese broadcaster has still got the chance to negotiate their participation in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. This can be made by reducing the Portuguese channel’s yearly budget in order to reduce RTP’s financial burden. The same source has also advanced that until now no official withdrawals have been announced Countries are still …

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