Tel Aviv 2019

Portugal: Four more acts qualify for the final of Festival da Canção 2019!

The line-up for the final is completed!

The second semi-final of Festival da Canção 2019 took place tonight. Another eight acts competed for four places at the Grand Final. The professional jury and the Portuguese public decided the four qualifiers based on a 50/50 system. These acts will join last week’s qualifiers at the Grand Final, which takes place in Portico on March 2nd. Let’s take a look at the results from tonight’s show!

The results

Once again, the power was equally divided between the expert jury and the public at home. In case of a tie, the choice of the jury prevails over the choice of the televote. The jury and the televote awarded to the songs points from three to twelve. The four acts with the highest total votes advanced to the Grand Final, joining the four finalists of the first semi-final

You can read more about this year’s jury here.

The follow artists qualified for the final:

That means that the following acts are out of the running for the Portuguese ticket in Tel Aviv:

Find the full results breakdown in the table below:

PlaceArtist SongJuryTelevoteTotal
1NBC “Igual a ti”101222
2Surma  “Pugna”12618
3Madrepaz“Mundo a mudar”61016
4Mariana Bragada “Mar doce”8715
5Dan Riverman  “Lava”7815
6João Couto “O jantar”5510
7Mila Dores “Debaixo do luar”448
8Lara Laquiz“O lugar”336

Note: Mariana Bragada and Dan Riverman received the same votes total, but the tie was broken by the jury score, hence why Mariana progressed to the final.

The line up for the final is complete!

Next Saturday (March 2nd), the following eight acts will be competing in the final of Festival da Canção 2019:

The act with the highest combined score from the jury and the televote will be waving the Portuguese flag in Tel Aviv in May!

Did the right acts go through tonight? Who were your favourites? Who are you rooting for to WIN Festival da Canção 2019 next week? Let us know! In the meantime, be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.
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