Portugal Festival da Canção 2022: Contestants

Portugal: Listen to the songs for Festival da Canção 2022

The 20 songs up for competition to represent Portugal at Eurovision 2022 have been released. Listen to the songs and vote for your favourite

Portugal's mythical national selection – Festival da Canção – is scheduled to happen in the beginning of March. While there's still almost two months to go, its public broadcaster (RTP) has announced the lineup of singers for the contest as well as the competing songs.

There are 20 songs up for competition and the lyrics videos for each song have now been released:

Festival da Canção 2022

Festival da Canção 2022 will have three shows, with a total of 20 artists. All of the shows will be held at RTP studios:

  • Semi-final 1: 5 March 2022 (hosted by Jorge Gabriel and Sónia Araújo)
  • Semi-final 2: 7 March 2022 (hosted by José Carlos Malato and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira)
  • Final: 12 March 2022 (hosted by Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim)

10 songs will compete in each of the Semi-finals, with 5 songs qualifying to the Final from each of the Semi's. All the results will be decided by televoting (50%) and jury (50%).

The winner will represent Portugal at Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.

Portugal in Eurovision Song Contest

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".

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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