Festival da Canção: Portugal Sends Flor de Lis to Moscow

Last night, the grand final of the Portuguese national selection, the Festival da Canção, was on-air in Portugal. The show was broadcast by RTP and RTPi. Twelve songs participated for the right to go to Moscow. At the end of the night, Flor de Lis had the strongest song in the eyes of the juries and the televoters, Todas As Ruas Do Amor

Last night in Portugal, the Festival da Canção was held in Teatro Camões, Lisboa. Silvia Alberto was the host of the show.

There were twelve acts competing in the grand final show. This year, RTP allowed only Portuguese composers to join this competition with the songs only in the Portuguese language. The participating songs had been submitted through the internet and Portuguese fans had chosen these twelve acts via internet voting. The acts were presented in the following order: 

1.   Nucha – Tudo Está Na Tua Mão
2.   Romana – Acordem Olhos Doirados
3.   Filipa Batista – O Teu Lugar
4.   André Rodrigues – Não Vou Voltar A Mim
5.   Luciana Abreu – Juntos Vamos Conseguir (Yes We Can)
6.   Nuno Norte – Lua Sem Luar
7.   Fernando Pereira – É O Amor
8.   Tayti – Amore Mio, Amore Mio
9.   Eva Danin – Amar Mais Forte Que O Vento
10. Francisco Andrade – Voar É Ver
11. Flor de Lis – Todas As Ruas Do Amor
12. Nuno & Fábia – Não Demores (Quero-te Aquecer) 

The results were revealed with a mixture of televoting and jury voting, with a 50% share in the outcome for both groups. The votes were awarded from each region of Portugal. The combined results are:

Pl.    Performer          Jury               Televote         Total   
Flor-de-Lis  12  10  22 
Francisco Andrade          10  18 
Luciana Abreu  12  16 
Nuno Norte  15 
Filipa Batista  12 
Eva Danin 
=7  Romana 
=7  Nuno & Fábia 
10  Tayti 
11  André Rodrigues 
12  Fernando Pereia  0

Flor-de-Lis will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 during first semifinal on 12th May. The winning song, Todas As Ruas Do Amor, is composed by Pedro Marques and Paulo Pereira and Portugal will perform during first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest on 12th May. You can watch Todas As Ruas Do Amor below as well as the second and thrird placed songs. 

Source: EuroVisionary, eurovision.tv
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