Filipa Sousa for Portugal in Baku

Filipa Sousa for Portugal in Baku
The participants of Festival Da Canção 2012. Photo: RTP
Lisbon, Portugal -

After three succesful years, Portugal didn't manage to reach the Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf with Homens Da Luta. This year they aim to reach the Final again with Filipa Sousa who just won Festival Da Cancão 2012 with the song Vida Minha.

Last week the names of the candidate songs in Portugal's Festival da Canção 2012 were announced. This competition has traditionally been used as the Portuguese national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest.

It was also confirmed that, as fado has been added to the World Heritage list of the UNESCO, the songs in this year's Festival will be in that music genre.

The twelve participant acts that took part tonight in the 2012 Festival da Canção are (winner in bold):

  1. Ricardo Soler - Gratia Plena (Nuno Feist & Nuno Marques da Silva)
  2. Pedro Macedo - Outono Em Forma De Gente (Pedro Marques, Daniela Varela & Jaime Oliveira)
  3. Tó Martins - Amanhã Começa O Meu Futuro (Tozé Brito)
  4. Gerson Santos - Redescobrir Portugal (Tozé Santos)
  5. Joana Leite - O Amor É Maior Que A Vida (Tiago Dias & Mariza Liz)
  6. Palmela Salvado - Fica A Saudade (Miguel Gameiro)
  7. Cúmplice's - Será O Que Será (J. J. Galvão & Rui Filipe Reis)
  8. Arménio Pimenta - Um Poema Na Bagagem (Menito Ramos)
  9. Carlos Costa - Queres Que Eu Dance (João Só)
  10. Vânia Osório - O Mundo Passa (Armando Teixeira)
  11. Rui Andrade - Amor A Preto E Branco (Miguel Majer & Inês Vaz)
  12. Filipa Sousa - Vida Minha (Andrej Babic & Carlos Coelho)

The winner of Festival da Canção 2012, Filipa Sousa, will represent Portugal in the second Semi-Final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku on the 24th of May with the song Vida Minha.


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  • Posted on 22 April 2012 at 14:29
    My top five in the ESC this year is as follows:

    1st-Portugal
    2nd-Germany
    3rd-Ireland
    4th-Sweden
    5th-Cyprus

    and good performances also from Spain, Greece, Serbia, Romania and Switzerland.

    I sincerely hope that Portugal will bring a great victory for Portugal in ESC for the first time in nearly 50 appearances. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 April 2012 at 14:08
    My top five of ESC this year is as following:

    1st- Portugal
    2nd- Germany
    3rd- Ireland
    4th-Sweden
    5th-Cyprus

    and good performances too from Spain, Greece, Serbia, Romania and Switzerland. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 April 2012 at 17:49
    my favourite.... 12 pts... greetings from bosnia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2012 at 23:12
    I like this kind of music, it's beautiful. And her voice sounds beautiful. :)

    Good luck, I would like to see you in the final! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 March 2012 at 21:51
    This is to good for eurovision in it's own style .
    Therefore it won't make the finals , unfortunately ! ! !

    (eastern) europe probable will choose again for nthing-to-say songs ,

    but this is my modest opinion ;

    1- serbia (at least this could be a winner)

    2- the netherlands ( this SHOULD be the winner)

    3- Sweden

    4- Cyprus

    5- Slovenia

    Unfortunately Israel won't make the finals , but do the ones already in the finals placed in the finals deserve their place just based on the fact that they're the ones who pay the most ESC cotribution ???

    I DON'T THINK SO

    shalom for everyone , and for the televoters , vote in HONESTY report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2012 at 03:13
    It is nice to hear something different and unique. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 March 2012 at 23:29
    This is a strong entry! And a passionate one! People will get more and more "euphoria" when listening it more and more... Wait and see... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 March 2012 at 19:55
    bravo filipa you ca do it report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 March 2012 at 02:16
    I love it.. a beautiful song, Go Portugal.. 12 pts from Venezuela =))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2012 at 22:33
    Eurovision dont deserve beautiful songs like this one!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2012 at 18:06
    Portugal will be out the Final again!!! poor songs in National Final. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2012 at 13:15
    great song , good luck neighbors from Portugal, greetings from SPAIN!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2012 at 12:36
    MY TOP 5

    1 - SWEDEN
    2 - ROMENIA
    3 - BULGARIA
    4 - SPAIN
    5 - PORTUGAL report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2012 at 10:00
    A very good choice. Thank you :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 March 2012 at 09:19
    Thank you so much Portugal. No more joke entries like last year's YAY! report to the moderator