Portugal: Festival da Canção 2022

Portugal: Composers of Festival da Canção 2022 revealed

The list of 20 composers that will take part at next year's Festival da Canção has been revealed. The winning song will represent Portugal in Eurovision 2022

The "Operation Festival da Canção 2022", as Portugal's public broadcaster (RTP) likes to call it, has just begun.

The broadcaster, in cooperation with radio station Antena 1, has unveiled the name of the 20 composers that will compete at next year's Festival da Canção, Portugal's national selection.

It is worth mentioning that the list of composers is not exactly the same as the list of competing artists as it will be the composer's decision to perform, or not perform, the song.

Out of the 20 composers, four were selected through an open submission of songs.

Festival da Canção 2022– Composers

  • Agir
  • Aurea
  • Blacci
  • Cubita
  • DJ Marfox
  • Fábia Rebordão
  • Fado Bicha
  • FF
  • Joana Espadinha
  • Kumpania Algazarra
  • Maro
  • Norton
  • Os Azeitonas
  • Pedro Marques
  • Pepperoni Passion
  • PZ
  • Syro
  • The Mister Driver
  • Tiago Nogueira
  • Valas

Portugal in Eurovision Song Contest

The Black Mamba - "Love Is On My Side"

Portugal has participated 52 times since 1964. It was a very bad start, as they managed to get Zero Points in the debuting year.

Before Eurovision 2017 they never won the contest, and never made the top-5. In fact Portugal held the record for most appearances in the contest without a win!

But that changed in 2017, where Salvador Sobral won with "Amar Pelos Dois".

The Black Mamba - "Love Is On My Side"

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Portugal only qualified for the Grand Final 6 out of 15 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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