2017 national selections

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In this section you will find information relating to the respective selections of the 43 countries participating in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The 62nd edition of the competition will take place in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, on 9th, 11th and 13th May.

Check out our calendar for all national selection dates and live streaming links.

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Portugal

Salvador Sobral is the winner of Festival da Canção 2017, Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. He will perform in Kyiv the song Amar Pelos Dois (Love Enough For Two) written by his sister. Read more here.

Portugal

Tonight Portugal choose their song for Ukraine in the final of Festival da canção. It will be in a long show hosted by Sílvia Alberto & Catarina Furtado that will include the gala of the 60th anniversary of the Portuguese broadcaster, RTP. These are the eight participants that will compete in Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon (click on the title to watch the performance):

  1. Jorge Benvinda - Gente Bestial (Nuno Figueiredo)
  2. Pedro Gonçalves - Don't Walk Away (João Pedro Coimbra)
  3. Lena d’Agua - Nunca Me Fui Embora (Pedro Silva Martins)
  4. Salvador Sobral - Amar pelos Dois (Luísa Sobral)
  5. Fernando Daniel - Poema a Dois (Nuno Feist)
  6. Celina Da Piedade - Primavera (Celina da Piedade)
  7. Deolinda Kinzimba - O que Eu Vi nos Meus Sonhos (Rita Redshoes)
  8. Viva La Diva - Nova Glória (Nuno Gonçalves)

The song that gets the most points from the seven regional juries and the televoting will go on to represent Portugal at the first Semi-Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on 9th May in Kyiv.

You can watch it live here from 22:00 CET. For more information you can visit the Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, site on Festival da Canção.

Portugal

The second and last semi-final of Festival da Canção just finished in Lisbon and four more songs proceed to the final:

  • Celina Da Piedade - Primavera (Jury winner)
  • Jorge Benvinda - Gente Bestial
  • Pedro Gonçalves - Don't Walk Away (Televoting winner)
  • Lena d’Agua - Nunca Me Fui Embora

So that completes the line-up of Portugal's national final! These are the eight participants that will compete next Sunday 5th of March (click on the title to watch the performance):

The winner will go on to represent Portugal at the first Semi-Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. For more information you can visit the Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, site on Festival da Canção.

Portugal

Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Festival da Canção 2017, continues tonight Sunday 26th of February. The 2nd semi-final of the 51st edition of the contest will be broadcast live from the RTP studios at 22:00 CET.

You can watch the show on RTP1 and on this RTP Play link. In tonight's 2nd semi-final we will be able to watch the last eight competitors:

  1. David Gomes - My Paradise
  2. Lena d'Agua - Nunca me Fui Embora
  3. Beatriz Felício - Ao Teu Olhar
  4. Pedro Gonçalves - Don't Walk Away
  5. Helena Kendall - Andamos no Céu
  6. Celina Da Piedade - Primavera
  7. Jorge Benvinda - Gente Bestial
  8. Inês Sousa - Se o Tempo Não Falasse

The presenters of the second semi-final will be Tânia Ribas de Oliveira e Jorge Gabriel. For more information you can visit the Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, site on Festival da Canção.

Portugal

The first semi-final of Portugal's selection, Festival da Canção, was held tonight in Lisbon. Four of the eight participants proceed to the final (click on the titles to watch the performance):

  1. Viva La Diva - Nova Glória (Televoting winner)
  2. Salvador Sobral - Amar pelos Dois (Jury voting winner)
  3. Fernando Daniel - Poema a Dois
  4. Deolinda Kinzimba - O que Eu Vi nos Meus Sonhos

Next Sunday the second half of participants will compete in the second semi-final. For more information you can visit the Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, site on Festival da Canção.

Viva La Diva, winners in the first semi-final of Festival da Canção 2017 (RTP).

Portugal

Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Festival da Canção 2017, kicks off tonight Sunday 19th of February. The 1st semi-final of the 51st edition of the contest will be broadcast live from the RTP studios at 22:00 CET. You can watch the show on RTP1 and on this RTP Play link.

In tonight's 1st semi-final we will be able to watch the first eight competitors:

  1. Márcia - Agora
  2. Golden Slumbers - Para Perto
  3. Fernando Daniel - Poema a Dois
  4. Deolinda Kinzimba - O que Eu Vi nos Meus Sonhos
  5. Rui Drumond  - O Teu Melhor
  6. Lisa Garden - Without You
  7. Salvador Sobral - Amar pelos Dois
  8. Viva La Diva - Nova Glória

The presenters of the first semi-final will be Sónia Araújo e José Carlos Malato. For more information you can visit the Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, site on Festival da Canção.

 

Portugal

Portugal is back in the Eurovision Song Contest, after the absence in Stockholm last year, and their national competition, Festival da Canção, is back too with three shows: two semi-finals, on the 19th and the 26th of February) and a final to take place on the 5th of March.

To write the 16 participating songs the Portuguese broadcaster, RTP, invited 16 composers who chose the performers for their own songs. There are 8 composers taking part in each semi-final, 4 of which proceed to the final, making also a total of 8 songs in the final.

Here are the acts that will perform in the first semi-final on February 19th (writers in brackets):

  1. Márcia - Agora (Márcia)
  2. Golden Slumbers - Para Perto (Samuel Úria)
  3. Fernando Daniel - Poema A Dois (Nuno Feist)
  4. Deolinda Kinzimba - O Que Eu Vi Nos Meus Sonhos (Rita Redshoes)
  5. Rui Drumond - O Teu Melhor (Héber Marques)
  6. Lisa Garden - Without You (Pedro Saraiva)
  7. Salvador Sobral - Amar Pelos Dois (Luísa Sobral)
  8. Viva La Diva - Nova Glória (Nuno Gonçalves) 

Rui Drummond represented Portugal at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, as part of the duo 2B, performing the song Amar which placed 17th in the Semi-Final. Viva La Diva are Kika Cardoso, Luís Peças and João Paulo Ferreira.

Here are the acts that will perform in the second semi-final (writers in brackets):

  1. David Gomes - My Paradise (Tóli César Machado)
  2. Lena d’Agua - Nunca Me Fui Embora (Pedro Silva Martins)
  3. Beatriz Felício - Ao Teu Olhar (Jorge Fernando)
  4. Pedro Gonçalves - Don't Walk Away (João Pedro Coimbra)
  5. Helena Kendall - Andamos No Céu (João Só)
  6. Celina Da Piedade - Primavera (Celina da Piedade)
  7. Jorge Benvinda - Gente Bestial (Nuno Figueiredo)
  8. Inês Sousa - Se O Tempo Não Falasse (Noiserv)
Portugal

Portugal launches ambitious search for 2017 Eurovision entry

The final of Festival da Canção 2017 will take place on Sunday 5th March. 2017 also marks the 60th anniversary of the launch of the broadcaster's first channel, RTP1 which began transmissions in 1957. The national final will include an celebration gala marking this anniversary in the same show on 5th March. 

This year RTP invited 16 renowned composers to compose, write and produce the 16 competing songs. The choice of the singer is also their responsibility.

There will be two semi finals with eight songs each, four songs will proceed to the final. The results will be decided by a 50/50 combination of jury and televote. Eight songs will compete in the final in total. 

The dates:

  • Semi final 1 - Sunday 19th February, RTP1
  • Semi final 2 - Sunday 26th February, RTP1
  • Final of Festival da Canção 2017 - Sunday 5th March, RTP1

Portugal will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since 2015.

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