Portugal’s Festival da Canção 2020 is alive and kicking! Portuguese public broadcaster RTP has just announced the 16 artists and songs competing in this year's national selection. The semi-finals will be held on February 22 and 29 and the Grand Final on March 7.
The semi-finals will take place at RTP studios in Lisbon, and the Grand Final will be held in Elvas, a city in the region of Alentejo, Portugal.
The 1st semi-final on February 22 will feature:
Blasted - Rebellion (music and lyrics by Blasted, Stego, Guerra)
Filipe Sambado - Gerbera Amarela do Sul (music and lyrics by Filipe Sambado)
Ian Mucznik - O Dia de Amanhã (music by João Cabrita and lyrics by Ian Mucznik)
Elisa - Medo de Sentir (music and lyrics by Marta Carvalho)
MEERA - Copo de Gin (music by MEERA and lyrics by MEERA, Isaura and João Bota)
JJaZZ - Agora (music and lyrics by Rui Pregal da Cunha)
Throes + The Shine - Movimento (music and lyrics by Throes + The Shine)
Bárbara Tinoco - Passe-Partout (music and lyrics by Tiago Nacarato)
The 2nd semi-final on February 29 will feature:
Luiz Caracol and Gus Liberdade - Dói-me o País (music by Luiz Caracol and lyrics by António Avelar de Pinho)
Cláudio Frank - Quero-te Abraçar (music and lyrics by Cláudio Frank)
Kady - Diz Só (music by Dino D' Santiago and lyrics by Kalaf Epalanga)
Dubio feat. +351 - Cegueira (music by Rui Azevedo and Pedro Azevedo and lyrics by Hugo Azevedo)
Elisa Rodrigues - Não Voltes Mais (music and lyrics by Elisa Rodrigues)
Judas - Cubismo Enviesado (music and lyrics by Hélio Morais)
Jimmy P - Abensonhado (music and lyrics by Jimmy P)
Tomás Luzia - Mais Real Que O Amor (music by Pedro Jóia and lyrics by Tiago Torres da Silva)
Cláudio Frank was the winner of the radio show Masterclass and Dubio feat. +351 were the winners of the public song submission.
Alongside the artists and songs, RTP has revealed the hosts of the shows. The 1st semi-final will be hosted by Jorge Gabriel and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira the 2nd by José Carlos Malato and Sónia Araújo and the Grand Final by Filomena Cautela, Vasco Palmeirim. All 3 shows will feature Inês Lopes Gonçalves in the green room.
You can check out the lyric videos for each song at Festival da Canção’s YouTube channel. More information is also available on their official website, Facebook and Instagram page. All songs will be available for streaming in the coming days.