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'Festival da Canção' gets underway in Portugal

17 February 2019 at 00:41 CET
Portugal's Festival da Canção 2019 RTP

The 51st Festival da Canção kicked off in Portugal today with the first of two semi-finals held at RTP's studios in Lisbon, hosted by Sónia Araújo and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira. Eight songs competed for four available places in the final, the decision being taken by a combination of votes from an expert jury panel and televoting from the viewers. The qualifiers are Matay with the song Perfeito, Conan Osíris and his Telemóveis, Calema's A dois and Ana Cláudia with Inércia. The final will take place in Portimão on the 2nd of March.