Portugese bradcaster RTP have revealed the running orders for the semi finals of Festival da Canção 2022. The winner of the national final will go on to represent Portugal at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin, Italy. The semi finals for Festival da Canção 2022 will take place on Saturday March 5th and Monday March 7th, meanwhile the final will take place on Saturday March 12th.
Festival da Canção 2022 Running Orders
|1||Os Quatro & Meia||“Amanhã”|
|3||Diana Castro||“Ginger Ale”|
|4||FF||“Como É Bom Esperar Alguém”|
|7||Kumpania Algazarra||“A Minha Praia”|
|9||Valas & Os Astronautas||“Odisseia”|
|10||Fado Bicha||“Povo Pequenino”|
Semi Final Two
|1||Os Azeitonas||“Solta a Voz e Canta”|
|2||Cubita||“Uma Mensagem Tua”|
|3||Inês Homem de Melo||“Fome de Viagem”|
|4||Syro||“Ainda nos Temos”|
|5||Pepperoni Passion||“Código 30”|
|6||Milhanas||“Corpo de Mulher”|
|7||O Vampiro Submarino||“Ao Lado de Mim”|
|9||Blacci||“Mar No Fim”|
|10||Pongo & Tristany||“Dégrá.dê”|
What we know about Festival da Canção 2022
This year’s Festival da Canção will take place at the RTP Studios. Jorge Gabriel and Sónia Araújo will host this year’s edition of the national final. Five acts will qualify from each semi-final, leaving ten acts in the final on March 12th. Festival da Canção will use a 50/50 televoting and jury system to decide Portugal’s act for Eurovision 2022.
Portugal’s Eurovision Journey
In 1964, Portugal made their debut in the competition with António Calvário and the song “Oração”. Since then, they have participated in the competition 52 times, 43 of which were in the Grand Final. They have also won the competition once in 2017 with Salvador Sobral and the song “Amar Pelos Dois”.
Portugal’s recent participation saw them being represented by The Black Mamba with the song “Love Is On My Side”, which is the first song Portugal sent in the English language. Their participation saw them qualify for the Grand Final, where they finished 12th, after receiving 153 points from the Jury and Televoters.
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News Source: RTP
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