Portugal decided: Filipa Azevedo to Oslo!

Portugal decided: Filipa Azevedo to Oslo!
Filipa Azevedo, the winner of Festival da Canção 2010. Photo courtesy of RTP.
Lisbon, Portugal -

After an online quarter-final, two televised semi-finals and a national final that just finished, Portugal has selected their entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest: it's Filipa Azevedo with the song Há Dias Assim!!

It was an exciting evening in the cheerful Campo Pequeno in Lisbon where the final of Festival da Canção took place with Silvia Alberto as the presenter. She introduced the 12 competing songs before the winner was decided by a mixture of regional juries and televoting on a 50/50 basis (in order of appearance, winner in bold):

  • Filipa Galvão Telles - O Amor Não Sabe
  • Banda Trocopasso - O Mundo De Pernas Para O Ar
  • Jorge Guerreiro - Ai Lisboa
  • Ricardo Martins - Caminheiro De Mim
  • The Agency - É Assim Que As Coisas São
  • Seis Po' Meia Dúzia - Pássaro Saudade
  • Nuno Pinto - Fogo Lento
  • Catarina Pereira - Canta Por Mim
  • Filipa Azevedo - Há Dias Assim
  • Gonçalo Tavares - Rios
  • Vanessa - Alvorada
  • Rui Nova - Uma Canção À Cid (O Sol E As Estrelas)

The televoting awarded its maximum points to Catarina Pereira who finished second when the jury votes were added. So it's the eventual winner of the online voting, Filipa Azevedo, with the song Há Dias Assim (There Are Days Like This) who will wave the Portugese flag in Oslo. The song is written by the journalist Augusto Madureira.

Portugal will participate in the first semifinal of the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest to take place on Tuesday 25th of May in Oslo. In 2009 they qualified for the Final of Europe's favourite TV show with Flor-de-lis and Todas As Ruas Do Amor which took them to a 15th place.

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  • Posted on 19 April 2010 at 15:30
    What are you saing men!!!!!!!!!! Christina's song it's like filipa song!!!!! I guess your a little bit wrong...But thats my opinion and you have yours...I guess you should ear the songs agian, compare and than say something!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 April 2010 at 01:05
    Oh My goodness! I dont believe it can be true! someone of the ESC specialists are not verify every song before the contest?? I dont BELIEVE MY EARS! !
    This song of Portugal for Oslo 2010 it is a NOTE BY NOTE FULL COPY of the Christina Aguilera song from 1999 Por Siempre Tú (I turn to you)!!!!!!!! I notice that from the first time i heard this song!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 April 2010 at 19:27
    Very well this new version, it,s more powerful! now i,m very happy with our song, good luck Filipa! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 4 April 2010 at 21:47
    look the new version of portuguese music...good luck portugal...:)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1MJBnMsRDE report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 March 2010 at 14:27
    Portuguese song is the best in this ESC.Ireland, Israel, Norway and Denmark are nice too. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 March 2010 at 21:36
    filipa nao te deiches intimidar, apesar de a catarina ter sido a preferida, es tu que vais ir e tenho a serteza que vais voltar de oslo con uma esperiencia muito boa, adoro a musica e tu es un espectaculo forca;-) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2010 at 23:35
  • Posted on 22 March 2010 at 22:35
    Para Ibericus: Ainda estás nisso? Credo, esquece lá isso! Cresce! Não te envergonhes mais! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2010 at 03:12
    Portugal don´t want you in ESC.You are not our choise.Go away report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2010 at 03:08
    This song it is terrible.Song for funeral. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2010 at 18:46
    Compared to last year's entry this song is nothing special. Anyway good luck. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2010 at 10:11
    You will never win Eurovision sending songs like this year after year. The most boring song of them all this year! Sorry! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2010 at 18:46
    Beautiful. I think its one of the best songs this year. It could be very hard to win.

    Check out the german girl, she is pretty good too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esTVVjpTzIY report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2010 at 18:21
    Catarina Pereira has the right to represent Portugal and not Filipa Azevedo, we (public) have voted for Catarina, not for Filipa!!! Is because of this things that no one trust on portuguese people... corruption :s report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 March 2010 at 00:58
    This post is the one who has more comments, and they are all against Filipa, so sad

    you should be reading all this comments now, it must be so painfull too see how portuguesse people doesnt want you

    SHAME ON YOU! report to the moderator