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Portugal: 'Festival da Canção' songs now available to enjoy! 🇵🇹

21 January 2022 at 13:30 CET
The songs in the running to represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest have been released, and will compete in ‘Festival da Canção’ which takes place across three evenings in March.
  • Saturday 5 March: Festival da Canção – Semi-Final 1
  • Monday 7 March:Festival da Canção – Semi-Final 2
  • Saturday 12 March: Festival da Canção – Grand Final

The first semi-final will be presented by Sónia Araújo and Jorge Gabriel, while the second semi-final, which takes place on the 65th anniversary of broadcaster RTP, will be handed over to Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and José Carlos Malato.

The final will be hosted, once again, by Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim, and the green room will be attended by Inês Lopes Gonçalves across all three shows.

Posters have been created to announce each of the artists… see below!

Five songs will qualify from each semi-final for the grand final, leaving a total of ten entries for Portugal to choose from on Saturday 12 March. The winner will be decided by a 50/50 split of professional jury scores and a public vote.

All shows will be performed in RTP’s studios and fans will be able to watch live on RTP1 and RTP Play. There’s also a special programme dedicated to the contest on Antena 1, the official radio of Festival da Canção.

As you’ll see below, RTP have created some fabulous posters for each of the competing artists…

Semi Final 1: Saturday 5 March


Aurea – Why?

Author: Aurea

Fado Bicha

Fado Bicha – ​​Povo pequenino

Author: Fado Bicha


FF – Como É Bom Esperar Alguém

Author: FF

Diana Castro

Diana Castro – Ginger Ale

Author: Joana Espadhina

Kumpania Algazarra

Kumpania Algazarra – A Minha Praia

Author Kumpania Algazarra

MARO looks ahead to Turin

MARO – saudade, saudade

Author: MARO


Norton – Hope

Author: Norton


TheMisterDriver – Calisun

Author: TheMisterDriver

Os Quatro E Meia

Os Quatro E Meia – Amanhã

Author: Tiago Nogueira

Valas & Os Astronautas

Valas & Os Astronautas – Odisseia

Author: Valas

Semi Final 2: Monday 7 March


Milhanas – Corpo de Mulher

Author: Agir


Blacci – Mar No Fim

Author: Blacci


Cubita – Uma Mensagem Tua

Author: Cubita

Pongo E Tristany

Pongo E Tristany – DÉGRÁ.DÊ

Author: DJ Marfox


Jonas – Pontas Soltas

Author: Fábia Rebordão

Os Azeitonas

Os Azeitonas – Solta a Voz e Canta

Author: Os Azeitonas

Inês Homem De Melo

Inês Homem De Melo – Fome de Viagem

Author: Perdro Marques

Pepperoni Passion

Pepperoni Passion – Código 30

Author: Pepperoni Passion

O Vampiro Submarino

O Vampiro Submarino – Ao Lado de Mim

Author: PZ


Syro – Ainda nos Temos

Author: Syro

All songs are now available as lyric videos to enjoy on the Festival da Canção website and YouTube channel, along with the Festival da Canção 2022 digital album on all streaming platforms.

Let us know what you think of the hopefuls over on the official Eurovision Song Contest Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook channels.