Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) revealed the 20 songwriters for Festival da Canção 2024. The competition will decide who will succeed Mimicat as Portugal’s next Eurovision representative for the 2024 contest in Malmö, Sweden.
The Songwriters for Festival da Canção 2024
It had previously been communicated that of the 20 songs for Festival da Canção 2024, 14 would be written by songwriters chosen by RTP and 6 would be chosen from their open call submission process. These writers can either choose to sing the songs themselves or have an artist sing it for them. At this point, it is not currently known whether all of these songwriters will sing their compositions. The six chosen from the open call submission process are FILIPA, João Couto, LEFT., MELA, Rita Onofre and Rita Rocha. The composers competing in next year’s competition are as follows:
|Bispo||iolanda||Maria João||No Maka|
|Buba Espinho||João Borsch||MELA||Perpétua|
|Cristina Clara||João Couto||Mila Dores||Rita Onofre|
|Huca||Leo Middea||NOBLE||Silk Nobre|
Portugal’s Eurovision History
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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