The Black Mamba will fly the Eurovision flag for Portugal

March 7, 2021


Portugal have decided their winner! It’s The Black Mamba that will try to take the throne in Rotterdam in May. The 55th edition has showed us that Portugal is still here to bring what’s new in the music industry in Portugal. We can only hope that viewers in May will think Portugal is worthy to take a place in the Grand Final. 

It’s also the fifth year RTP have decided to not have a language rule in the competition. We have seen at least two entries with English in the lyrics this year. NEEV – “Dancing in the Stars” and The Black Mamba“Love Is on My Side” are the two English songs out of 10 entries that have performed tonight. 

RTP had an open submission to Festival da Canção 2021 last year and got 693 songs, which shows how interested people are in the competition. It also shows the range of genres they have picked for this year.

Portugal has mostly selected their entry through the national final Festival da Canção except during 2003 and 2005 when the broadcaster used internal selections and the talent competition “Operação triunfo” to select their entry.

Results from the show

Festival da Canção 2021 is 50/50 based, with 50% jury vote and 50% televote. Carolina Deslandes won the jury and Neev won the televote. However, it was The Black Mamba who won overall.

  1. The Black Mamba – “Love Is On My Side” 
  2. Carolina Deslandes – “Por Um Triz”
  3. NEEV  – “Dancing In The Stars”
  4. Sara Afonso – “Contramão”
  5.  Valería – “Na Mais Profunda Saudade”
  6. Karetus & Romeu Bairos – “Saudade” 
  7. Joana Alegre – “Joana do mar”
  9. Pedro Gonçalves – “Não vou ficar”
  10. Fábia Maia – “Dia lindo”

Carolina Deslandes - "Por um triz"

NEEV - "Dancing in the Stars"

The Black Mamba - "Love Is on My Side"

Now when we have the entry from Portugal. What are your thoughts on the winner? Tell us in the comments below or on our social media. 

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