After an online quarter-final, two televised semi-finals and a national final, Portugal has selected their entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest.
It was an exciting evening in the cheerful Campo Pequeno in Lisbon where the final of Festival da Canção took place with Silvia Alberto as the presenter. She introduced the 12 competing songs before the winner was decided by a mixture of regional juries and televoting on a 50/50 basis.
The televoting awarded its maximum points to Catarina Pereira who finished second when the jury votes were added. So it's the eventual winner of the online voting, Filipa Azevedo, with the song Há Dias Assim (There Are Days Like This) who will wave the Portuguese flag in Oslo. The song is written by the journalist Augusto Madureira.
See a video interview we had with her below, to really get to know her!
Watch her perform her song in the video below.
Filipa Azevedo is only 18 years old but has already a victory of the talent show Família Super Star in her portfolio, winning it in 2008, at the age of 16.
From then on, she participated in numerous TV shows and recorded her first CD. She studied transverse flute, from the age of 12, at the Music Conservatory of Porto. She presently lives in London, where she studies Music Technology and Music Production.
The writer of the song, Augusto Madureira, has been a journalist for over 20 years. But music is an old love in his life: he started studying piano at the age of 6, at the Music Conservatory of Faro.
She'll perform fourteenth in the first Semi-Final on the 25th of May in Oslo, Norway.