It has been confirmed by Portuguese broadcaster RTP that the country’s Eurovision 2020 representative Elisa will be performing in the first semi final of Festival da Canção. She will be performing her new single, “Na Ilha” (On The Island), which she has written herself along with Mikkel Solnado. The song talks about her home, the island of Madeira. The song is available on all major streaming platforms.
Elisa won Festival da Canção 2020 with “Medo de Sentir”, but was unable to go on and represent Portugal at Eurovision due to the cancellation of the contest. It was confirmed in March 2020, after the news of cancellation, that Elisa would not automatically be representing Portugal in 2021, and that Festival da Canção would be going ahead as usual.
The first semi final of Festival da Canção 2021 takes place on Saturday 20th February at 22:00 CET. The show, hosted by Jorge Gabriel and Sónia Araújo, will see ten acts performing for a place in the final in two weeks time. Five acts will advance to the final, with a further five acts qualifying from semi final 2 next week.
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