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Snippets of second semi of Festival da Canção 2018 released

Yesterday night the first semi-final of Festival da Canção 2018 took place in Lisbon, and the first seven finalists were chosen. Now it is time to take a look at the snippets of the songs that will compete in the second semi-final of the competition. Next Sunday 13 more songs will be performed, and seven acts will join the qualifiers of the first semi-final in the Grand Final to take place on March 4th. Listen to the snippets below and take your conclusions. Can we expect a better semi-final next Sunday?

Thirteen more

In the thirteen new snippets, the top favourite is present. Portuguese pop star Diogo Piçarra surprised many when he was one of the composers. The (positive) shock was even greater when he decided to sing his own entry.
Below, you can find the thirteen snippets. Click on each of the titles to listen!

  1. Maria Inês Paris – Bandeira Azul
  2. Lili – O Voo das Cegonhas
  3. Dora Fidalgo – Arco-Iris
  4. Cláudia Pascoal – O Jardim
  5. David Pessoa – Amor Veloz
  6. Susana Travassos – Mensageira
  7. Rita Ruivo – Anda Daí
  8. Paulo Flores, Minnie & Rhayra – Patati Patata
  9. Sequin – All Over Again
  10. Peter Serrado – Sunset
  11. Tamin – Capicua
  12. Daniela Onís – P’ra La do Rio
  13. Diogo Piçarra – Canção do Fim

Portugal’s journey at the Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal’s debut at Eurovision goes back to 1964. We can’t say that it was a very successful debut, as António Calvário placed last with the famous null point. Over the years Portugal has sent some of their biggest national stars, but the results were always below average. The sixth place achieved by Lúcia Moniz in 1996 was the best result for the Iberian nation until the victory of Salvador Sobral in the last edition of the competition. With 49 attemps at Eurovision, Portugal is one of the oldest countries in the competition. They have started yesterday the search for their representative at Eurovision 2018, and we are now closer to discover who will represent the home team in Lisbon.

Which was your favourite snippet? Let us know below or on social media @ESCXTRA!

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