Elisa won the Portuguese Song Contest, with the song “Medo e Sentir“, and will represent Portugal in Rotterdam, in May.
Last Saturday there was the grand final of the Portuguese Song Festival with the 8 finalist songs, “Medo e Sentir” by Elisa, “Gerbera Amarela do Sul” by Filipe Sambado, “Passe Partout” by Barbara Tinoco, “Abensonhado” by Jimmy P., “Não Voltes Mais” by Elisa Rodrigues, “Movimento” by Throes + The Shine, “Mais Real que o Amor” by Tomás Luzia and “Diz Só” by Kady.
Presented by Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim, the Song Festival celebrated the 63 years of RTP and 40 years of color broadcasts, at the .
In addition to the performances of the finalists, we also had the performances of Roncas de Elvas and Samuel Úria, who interpreted several themes that marked Portuguese rock in the 1980s, with guests such as Lena d´Água, Joana Espadinha, Surma and NBC.
Although Felipe Samabado was the judge’s favorite and Barbara Tinoco was chosen by the public, Elisa managed to accumulate enough points to collect the victory.
Last year’s Song Festival winner, Conan Osíris, also took the stage and sang the theme “Telemóveis” that he took to Israel in 2019.
The singer Elisa and the composer Marta Carvalho will represent Portugal in the Eurovision, which will take place on the 12th and 16th of May in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands.