Portugal return to Eurovision in 2017 after a year’s absence and tonight they kicked off their search for their Eurovision artist and song with the first semi final of Festival Da Cancao. Find out who made it through to the final.
Viva la Diva, Salvador Sobral, Fernando Daniel and Deolinda Kinizimba are the first four acts to advance to the Portuguese national final Festival Da Cancao.
Viva la Diva’s Novia Gloria’ came out on top with 22 points, receiving 12 points from the public and 10 from the jury. Meanwhile Salvador Sobral received the top marks from the jury finishing with a total of 20 points and coming in in second with song ‘Amar pelos dois’.
Festival Da Cancao Semi Final 1 Results (19th February)
- Márcia- ‘Agora’
- Golden Slumbers- ‘Para perto’
- Fernando Daniel- ‘Poema a dois’
- Deolinda Kinzimba- ‘O que eu vi nos meus sonhos’
- Rui Drumond- ‘O teu melhor’
- Lisa Garden- ‘Without You’
- Salvador Sobral- ‘Amar pelos dois’
- Viva La Diva- ‘Nova glória’
Festival Da Cancao will return next week for its second semi final when another eight acts will do battle for another four places in the final.