After reaching “the biggest submission ever” with 693 songs submitted for the 2021 contest, “RTP” once again surpassed the barrier of 600 submissions for the Festival da Canção 2022. The announcement was made by the Portuguese broadcaster on social networks, announcing the reception of more than 600 songs in the free submission of themes, pre-selection from which four songs will come out for Festival da Canção.
As in recent years, the format will consist of two semi-finals, with each show featuring 10 contest songs, where the 5 most voted by the public (50%) and the jury (50%) will qualify for the Grand Final, with the vote of the jury prevailing in the event of a tie. In the Grand Final, where there will be 10 songs in the competition, the proportions will be the same, and televoting will predominate in case of a tie.
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