Portugal's Festival da Canção 2019
Portugal's Festival da Canção 2019 Photo: RTP

'Festival da Canção' gets underway in Portugal

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.

Comments 💬

Related stories
Elisa, Winner of Festival da Canção

Elisa is Portugal's choice for Rotterdam

11 months ago
Images of the OB truck during the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

Watch Live This Weekend: Show Links for Super Saturday

1 week ago
Finalists Ukrainian national selection Vidbir 2020

This weekend: Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine pick their acts for Rotterdam

1 year ago