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Festival da Canção 2022 running orders announced

The first semi-final will take place on Saturday 5 March

Back in December, RTP announced both the semi-final the split for Festival da Canção 2022, and the dates of the televised shows. Last month, the 20 competing songs were released. Last week, the running orders for the semi-finals were published.

Along with the songs, we finally discovered the artists who will be performing at the festival, as we previously only knew the composers behind the entries.

Last week, RTP released the running orders for each of the semi-finals.


Semi-final one

  1. Os Quatro E Meia – “Amanhã”
  2. The Mister Driver – “CaliSun”
  3. Diana Castro – “Ginger Ale”
  4. FF – “Bom Esperar Alguém”
  5. Norton – “Hope”
  6. Aurea – “Why?”
  7. Kumpanhia Algazarra – “A Minha Praia” 
  8. Maro – “saudade, saudade”
  9. Valas & Os Astronautas – “Odisseia”
  10. Fado Bicha – “Povo Pequenino”

Semi-final two

  1. Os Azeitonas – “Solta a Voz E Canta”
  2. Cubita – “Uma Mensagem Tua”
  3. Inês Homem de Melo – “Fome de Viagem”
  4. Syro – “Ainda Nos Temos”
  5. Pepperoni Passion – “Código 30”
  6. Milhanas – “Corpo de Mulher”
  7. Vampiro Submarino – “Ao Lado de Mim”
  8. Jonas – “Pontas Soltas”
  9. Blacci – “Mar No Fim”
  10. Pongo & Tristany – “Dégrá.dê”

About Festival da Canção 2022

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.

Unlike previous years, all three shows will take place within two weeks of each other, the dates are as follows:

  • Semi-Final One – March 5
  • Semi-Final Two – March 7
  • Grand Final – March 12

Of the 20 entries, 16 are from composers who were personally invited by RTP, while four were selected from over 600 submissions from an open call. Previously, there were only two slots for such entries.

Sónia Araújo and Jorge Gabriel will present the first semi-final.

Are you looking forward to Festival da Canção 2022? Let us know! Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates! Also, be sure to follow us on Spotify and YouTube to see our reactions to the news from the 2022 national final season!

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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