LISBON, PORTUGAL – RTP has announced today more details regarding the Portuguese national selection to the Eurovision Song Contest titled “Festival da Canção”.
The selection will include 12 songs specially composed by 12 invited composers. The 12 songs will be divided into two semifinals, with 6 songs each. The two most voted by the televote will won the ticket to the big final. A third song will be selected by the composers.
In the final, 6 songs will be presented and the two most voted by the televote and a third by the jury will compete in a Super Final, which will be broadcasted in the same evening. The remaining 3 songs will be chosen exclusively by the televote and the most voted will represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
According to the article published by ESC Portugal, for the first time in years “Festival da Canção” will include a live orchestra, so the sound tracks wont be performed in playback.
special thanks to Nelson Costa (Portugal) for the contribution