- Semi-final 1: 19 February 2017
- Semi-final 2: 26 February 2017
- Final: 5 March 2017
There will be eight songs in the final – four songs from each of the two semi-finals. The winner of Festival da Canção 2017 will be decided by 50/50 jury/televoting. The juries consist of 7 regional juries from across Portugal.
Composers have been invited by RTP, the national broadcaster of Portugal, to submit songs for Festival da Canção, and the songs will be revealed by RTP at the end of January 2017.