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Songwriters revealed for 60th Festival da Canção

06 November 2023 at 16:03 CET
The songwriters chosen for Festival da Canção 2024 Pedro Pina / RTP
There are many Eurovision Song Contest anniversaries being celebrated in 2024, and one of them is 60 years of Portugal’s ‘Festival da Canção’.

Portuguese broadcaster RTP has revealed the 20 songwriters taking part in this special season of the competition; 14 were invited by RTP, while 6 were selected from a public submission process that began in August. 

The songs and artists will be revealed at a later date, with the winning entry representing Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest in May 2024.

Festival da Canção 2024 songwriters

  • Bispo

  • Buba Espinho

  • Cristina Clara


  • Huca

  • Yolanda

  • João Borsch

  • João Couto*

  • LEFT.*

  • Leo Middeia

  • Maria João

  • MELA*

  • Mila Dores

  • Nena


  • No Maka

  • Perpetua

  • Rita Onofre*

  • Rita Rocha*

  • Silk Nobre

* via public submission

 The winning songwriter will be hoping to build on recent Portuguese successes, and ultimately emulate Salvador Sobral’s victory in 2017.

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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