This year’s host ESC host country is having an enormous big national pre-decision. There will be two semi finals and a Grand Final on March 4. Tonight at 22.15 CET the Semi Final 1 will take place in RTP Studio 1 in Lisbon, the hosts are Jorge Gabriel and Jose Carlos Malato.
This year’s host ESC host country is having an enormous big national pre-decision (Festival da Cançao). There will be two semi finals and a Grand Final on March 4.
Among the national jury there are two well known Portuguese singers Sara Tavares (“Chamar A Música”, 8th place, Dublin 1994) and Luisa Sobral, the sister of last year’s winner, who is also the composer of “Amar Pelos Dois”.
These are the 13 performers:
Peu Madureira – "Só Por Ela"
Anabela – "Para te Dar Abrigo"
Joana Barra Vaz – "Anda Estragar-me os Planos"
Janeiro – "Oficialmente (sem título)"
Rui David – "Sem Medo"
José Cid & Gonçalo Tavares – "O Som da Guitarra é a Alma de Um Povo"
JP Simões – "Alvoroço"
Catarina Miranda – "Para Sorrir Eu Não Preciso de Nada"
Joana Espadim – "Zero a Zero"
Beatriz Pessoa – "Eu Te Amo"
Bruno Vasconcelos – "Austrália"
Maria Amaral - "A Mesma Canção"
Rita Dias – "Com Gosto Amigo"
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About me: My first Eurovision Song Contest I watched behind the walls of the former GDR in 1987. This was even possible at that time! Since then I am following the ESC every year on TV. In 2004 I had the chance to watch it live in Istanbul. Due to the fact that Jens and Bernd have collected many interviews, photos, etc. the idea came up to show all this contest to the public. We founded the website eurovisionlive.com and we have been one of the first to offer the medium internet for the Eurovision Song Contest.