Portugal Announce Composers for Festival Da Cancao 2018!

Salvador SobralDefending Eurovision champions Portugal have unveiled some details of their 2018 selection show. National broadcasters RTP have revealed that Festival da Cancao will return for another edition in February/March 2018 and will be bigger than last year’s contest which gave Salvador Sobral a big win in Kiev.

The competition will consist of two semi finals which will take place on 18 and 25 February and will feature twelve acts each. Seven from each semi will advance to the final on 4 March. While there has been no announcement yet which artists will compete, earlier this month RTP revealed the song composers and this week hosted a draw to determine which will compete in each of the semi finals. The composer will then write a song which will be matched to an appropriate artist. The full list of composers is below:

Semi Final 1- 18 February 2018

  • Benjamim
  • Diogo Clemente
  • Fernando Tordo
  • Jorge Palma
  • José Cid
  • JP Simões
  • Júlio Resende
  • Mallu Magalhães
  • Francisca Cortesão
  • Nuno Rafael
  • Paulo Praça Janeiro
  • Rita Dias

Semi Final 2- 25 February 2018

  • Aline Frazão
  • Armando Teixeira
  • Bruno Cardoso
  • Capicua
  • Daniela Onís
  • Diogo Piçarra
  • Francisco Rebelo
  • Isaura
  • João Afonso
  • Miguel Ângelo
  • Paulo Flores
  • Peter Serrado
  • Tito Paris

 

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