In the midst of the preparations for its Junior Eurovision 2023 participation, it seems that we are getting further information about Portugal’s Eurovision 2024 selection Festival da Canção 2024 tomorrow, November 6.
Composers competing in Festival da Canção 2024 to be announced?
Earlier tonight, RTP posted on the official accounts of Festival da Canção ‘Amanhã… é dia de NOVIDADES!’ (Tomorrow… is NEWS day!). In 2022, the broadcaster revealed the composers on November 9, which means that this could be the news we could be getting tomorrow.
Portugal takes a different path in comparison to other countries in its national selection for Eurovision. Traditionally, composers are approached first to write a song, with artists and songs revealed later. This format is the same as last year, and as a result, the competing songs will be revealed on a later date.
Festival da Canção 2024, will consist of two semi-finals featuring ten entries each, where six entries from each will be selected to advance to the final (to be held in February and March). Portugal will select its Eurovision 2024 representative with a mix of jury and televote.
Portugal’s Eurovision Journey
Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest with António Calvário’s “Oração” in 1964. Since then, Portugal has participated in the competition 54 times – appearing in the final 45 times. Their only win in the competition came in 2017 with Salvador Sobral, performing his heart-wrenching song “Amar Pelos Dois”.
Portugal’s most recent participation was with Mimicat with the song “Ai, coração”. Mimicat managed to qualify for the Grand Final and once there, she finished in 23rd place. She received a total of 59 points, of which 43 points came from the jury and 16 points came from the televote.
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News Source: RTP
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