It has been revealed by Portuguese broadcaster RTP who will be competing in which semi final for the 2021 edition of Festival da Canção. The winner of Festival da Canção will go onto represent Portugal at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, due to be held in Rotterdam next May.
Ten artists will perform in each semi final, with five songs from each qualifying to the Grand Final. The first semi final is due to be held on February 20th 2021, the second on February 27th and the Grand Final on March 6th. The qualifying songs will be decided by the jury and the public.
Elisa won the 2020 edition of Festival da Canção with Medo de Sentir and was due to represent Portugal at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. However, due to the ongoing pandemic the contest was cancelled and RTP later decided to hold the national final again instead of selecting Elisa internally.
You can watch Andy’s reaction to Elisa’s Eurovision 2020 entry Medo de Sentir below!
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