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XTRA DECIDES: 🇵🇹 MARO – saudade, saudade

XTRA Decides continues this Eurovision 2022 season. In this feature the team here at ESCXTRA rank the national final songs, giving our choice of the winner. We are ranking the songs using the Eurovision style 12-1 scoring system. We’ve now chosen MARO with “saudade, saudade” as our winner of Portugal’s Festival da Canção.

Our Scores

1MARO – saudade, saudade572
2Aurea – Why?552
3Syro – Ainda nos Temos542
4Pongo E Tristany – DÉGRÁ.DÊ471
5Inês Homem De Melo – Fome de Viagem370
6Milhanas – Corpo de Mulher350
7Diana Castro – Ginger Ale290
8Pepperoni Passion – Código 30280
9FF – Como É Bom Esperar Alguém240
10Os Quatro E Meia – Amanhã220


Costa (12pts)

This was probably, all in all, my favourite song of the national final season, and the unprecedented streaming success of this song domestically is a testament to its potential and how much of a breath of fresh air it is. The fragile, etherial, summer-y reverb-soaked production captivates me every time I listen to it. Funnily enough, the last time a FdC song had this level of traction was Telemoveis…which incidentally was my favourite entry of 2019 until the bitter and unjust end. Let’s hope Maro can go the distance!

Xtra Decides so far…

Previously on Xtra Decides:

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