Turin 2022🇵🇹 Portugal

Maro wins Festival da Canção 2022 with “saudade, saudade”

The final national final winner of the season has been chosen!

Tonight, the final three national finals of the Eurovision 2022 season took place. The last country of all to select their entry was Portugal. Maro won Festival da Canção 2022 with “saudade, saudade”, which will represent Portugal in Turin in May.

The second semi-final of Festival da Canção 2022 took place on Monday night. Ten acts competed for the final five places at the Grand Final. A professional jury and the Portuguese public decided the remaining five finalists based on a 50/50 system. The first set of finalists were chosen last Saturday.

Tonight, Portugal’s entry for Eurovision 2022 was determined by a 50/50 jury/televote split. The jury vote comprised of the seven regional juries (Lisbon, North, Central, Alentejo, Algarve, Madeira and the Azores). Their points were combined from those of the Portuguese public.

According to the rules, the televote takes precedence in the event of a tie for first place, as was the case last year.

Results

The running order was as follows:

  1. Pongo & Tristany – “Dégrá.dê”
  2. Syro – “Ainda Nos Temos”
  3. Milhanas – “Corpo de Mulher”
  4. Inês Homem de Melo – “Fome de Viagem”
  5. Aurea – “Why?”
  6. Os Quatro E Meia – “Amanhã”
  7. FF – “Bom Esperar Alguém”
  8. Diana Castro – “Ginger Ale”
  9. Maro – “saudade, saudade”
  10. Pepperoni Passion – “Código 30”

The results were as follows:

RankArtistSongJury (total points)TelevoteTotal
1Marosaudade, saudade12 (73)1224
2Os Quatro e MeiaAmanhã4 (36)1014
3FFComo é bom esperar alguém6 (24)814
4Diana CastroGinger Ale10 (53)414
5AureaWhy?6 (40)511
6Pongo & TristanyDégrá.dê7 (42)310
7MilhanasCorpo de mulher8 (52)210
9Inês Homem de MeloFome de viagem2 (24)79
8SyroAinda nos temos3 (27)69
10Pepperoni PassionCódigo 301 (19)12

You can watch Maro’s winning performance below:

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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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