In the Portuguese national final there has not been a crystal clear winner this year. The favourite of the seven regional juries was Carolina Deslandes with "Por um triz”, the public voted The Black Mamba on second place and Carolina Deslandes on third place. There has been a tie, the hosts of the show Filomena Cautela and Vasco Pamleirim emphasised that the rules of the Festival da Canção say if there is a tie, the votes of the public do have priority. Hence both songs had 20 points, at the end The Black Mamba could win with the most contemporary song of the night, which was strongly influenced by traditional Fado sound. It’s great to see that Portugal is a strong contender in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
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