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Final of Festival da Canção 2022 to take place on March 12

The semi-finals will take place on the 5th and 7th of March.

Last week, RTP both announced semi-final the split for Festival da Canção 2022, and the dates of the televised shows. Portugal is due to select their entry for Turin on March 12.

The Portuguese broadcaster has announced the split of the competing composers between the two semi-finals of Festival da Canção 2022. At this stage we do not know which of the composers listed will be performing their entries, but this will be revealed when the songs are revealed in the new year.

Once again, the selection will consist of two semi-finals, with five songs qualifying from each semi-final. The Grand Final will be held with ten competing entries on March 12, the winner will be determined by 50% televote and 50% jury voting.

Semi-Final One (March 5)
  • Aurea
  • Fado Bicha
  • FF
  • Joana Espadinha
  • Kumpania Algazarra
  • Maro
  • Norton
  • The Mister Driver (public submission)
  • Tiago Nogueira (Os Quatro e Meia) (public submission)
  • Valas
Semi-Final Two (March 7)
  • Agir
  • Blacci
  • Cubita
  • DJ Marfox
  • Fábia Rebordão
  • Os Azeitonas
  • Pedro Marques (public submission)
  • Pepperoni Passion (public submission)
  • PZ
  • Syro

Portugal at Eurovision 2021

Last year, Elisa won Festival da Canção 2020 with “Medo de Sentir”. Unfortunately, however, she didn’t get a chance to represent her country at Eurovision due to the pandemic. Following the cancellation of Eurovision 2021, RTP confirmed that Festival da Canção 2021 would go ahead.

Despite not being internally-selected, Elisa went on to perform as a guest at the festival, and was Portugal’s spokesperson for the Grand Final. The Black Mamba ended up winning the 2021 edition of Festival da Canção with “Love Is On My Side”, marking Portugal’s first English-language entry at the contest in 52 years. In Rotterdam, the band broke Portugal’s non-qualification streak, ultimately placing 12th with 153 points.

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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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