Portuguese broadcaster RTP has revealed some more guest performers for Festival da Canção on social media. The Black Mamba will be guest performers during the first semi-final of Festival da Canção. Musical group Bateu Matou meanwhile will perform during the final of Festival da Canção.
What we know about Festival da Canção
Festival da Canção will consist of two semi-finals and a final. The first semi-final will take place March 5, with the second on March 7 and the Final on March 12. 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. You can find the running order of then semi-finals here. The Black Mamba and Bateu Matou are the most recently announced guest performers. Earlier, Rita Redshoes was announced as guest performer for the first semi-final. This year’s Spanish representative and winner of Benidorm Fest Chanel will guest perform in the second semi-final.
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
Photo Source: Fernando Piçarra / RTP