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Portugal 2017

  1. Julio STRANGLES

    Well some more news have come forward regarding our national final, and that is the invited composers for the next year. They composers will choose whom they want for the singer. A major absence is Carlos Coelho/Andrej Babic duo (PT 08, 12 and several NF) which clearly means no Catarina Pereira.
    The singers and the order of performances will be announced in January. You can click on their names to see some of their work. There will be 2 semi finals ( 19th and 26th February) the final will be in March the 5th. The voting will be 50% Jury 50% televote in case of a tie televote gets the final say.
    Composers:

    Luísa Sobral
    Márcia
    Rita Redshoes :o
    David Santos (Noiserv)
    Celina da Piedade
    Samuel Úria
    Nuno Gonçalves (The Gift)
    Pedro Silva Martins (Deolinda)
    Tóli César Machado (GNR)
    João Pedro Coimbra (Mesa)
    Nuno Figueiredo (Virgem Suta)
    Pedro Saraiva (Sir Aiva/D.R. Sax)
    Nuno Feist
    Jorge Fernando
    João Só
    Héber Marques

    P.s. - Was just announced that for the first time ever the songs can be sang in any language. As seen in here (which explains why Rita Redshoes in taking part)
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  2. Julio STRANGLES

    Overall not impressed, but this is only the composers so maybe the singers and the songs will be better. I'm however curious to know what Rita Redshoes (whom I sent contest) does and also The Gift, Mesa and maybe Deolinda. I Don't have much hope for us this year.
  3. sokrates1988 Serbia Serbia Serbia xx

    fingers crossed
  4. Julio STRANGLES

    Singers and song names to be revealed tomorrow.
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  5. Rua Haldor Lægreid Impersonator

    Best of luck, hopefully there'll be a few good surprises in there. :yeah:
  6. Julio STRANGLES

    First Semi Final (19th Feb.) in order they will perform:

    1 - Márcia - Agora (Now) (Composer Márcia)
    2 - Golden Slumbers - Para Perto (Somewhere Near) (Composer Samuel Úria)
    3 - Fernando Daniel - Poema a Dois (confirmed English version: Lost In You) (Composer Nuno Feist)
    4 - Deolinda Kinzimba - O Que Vi Nos Meus Sonhos (What I Saw In My Dreams) (Composer Rita Redshoes)
    5 - Rui Drumond - O Teu Melhor (Your Best) (Composer Héber Marques)
    6 - Lisa Garden - Without You (Composer Siraiva)
    7 - Salvador Sobral - Amar Pelos Dois (Love For The Two Of Us) (Composer Luisa Sobral)
    8 - Viva La Diva - Nova Glória (New Glory) (Composer Nuno Gonçalves)

    So on this first semi we have the last 3 The Voice winners. Fernando Daniel who just won and has been a big name since his blind audition, Deolinda Kinzimba who won the year before and Rui Drumond who won before her who also was in ESC as part of 2B. You can click on their names for youtube links of their performances.

    The Second Semi Final singers will be announced in a few days.
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  7. Mina Member with a "past"

    Fernando has the best voice in my opinion...and, somehow, he seems more eurovision-friendly, too. I also like Golden Slumbers' style.

    Looking forward to the songs :D
  8. NickEmpel BURGER AND FRIES

    This is promising. Very promising even. If these composers can deliver, Portugal could do really well.
  9. Rua Haldor Lægreid Impersonator

    When I was hoping for Fernando, I didn't think it'd actually happen - and with the composer I thought showed the most interest! :D

    Hope this is a good sign for Portugal!
  10. Julio STRANGLES

    Second semi singer tomorrow!
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  11. Julio STRANGLES

    Second Semi Final (25th February) in order they will perform:

    1 - David Gomes - My Paradise (Composer Toli César Machado)
    2 - Lena d'Água - Nunca Me Fui Embora (I Never Left) (Composer Pedro da Silva Martins)
    3 - Beatriz Felício - Ao Teu Olhar (Your Eyes) (Composer Jorge Fernando)
    4 - Pedro Gonçalves - Don't Walk Away (Composer João Pedro Coimbra)
    5 - Helena Kendall - Andamos No Céu (We Walk In The Sky) (Composer João Só)
    6 - Celina da Piedade - Primavera (Spring) (Composer Celina Da Piedade)
    7 - Jorge Benvinda - Gente Bestial (Awesome People) (Composer Nuno Figueiredo)
    8 - Ines Sousa - Se O Tempo Não Falasse (If Time Wouldn't Talk) (Composer David Santos)

    Overall felling in here is that the winner will come from the semi 1 as the names are much stronger in there. There is no stand out singer in this semi and much more weaker and unknown ones. The ones I could mention would be Lena d'Água who used to be a big name but she is 60 years old now and won't go anywhere, Pedro Gonçalves runner up on The Voice and Jorge Benvinda as he belongs to a relatively well known band over here. Celina da Piedade was part of Homens da Luta in 2011. Overall not impressed and I would agree the winner will be coming from the Semi 1 but at the end it will depend on the songs.
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  12. sokrates1988 Serbia Serbia Serbia xx

    Come on Celina da Piedade :up:
  13. Julio STRANGLES

  14. NickEmpel BURGER AND FRIES

    My ranking of these:

    1. Fernando Daniel - Poema A Dois
    2. Golden Slumbers - Para Perto
    3. Deolinda Kinzimba - O Que Vi Nos Meus Sonhos
    4. Salvador Sobral - Amor Pelos Dois
    5. Viva La Diva - Nova Glória
    6. Rui Drumond - O Teu Melhor
    7. Marcia - Agora
    8. Lisa Garden - Without You
  15. Julio STRANGLES

  16. Mina Member with a "past"

    How will the winner be decided? Televoting only?
  17. Julio STRANGLES

    televote and jury (:mal:) but it won't be the jury panel that we had on the semis (thankfully) but rather a regional jury (several jury members from each region north, centre south azores and madeira) that will vote per region which still doesn't leave me secure
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  18. Mina Member with a "past"


    I hope Pedro can do it.
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  19. sokrates1988 Serbia Serbia Serbia xx

    anyone but pedro, hopefully Prima vera or backing my mate Jorge :up:
  20. NickEmpel BURGER AND FRIES

    My top 8:
    1. Fernando Daniel - Poema A Dois
    2. Pedro Gonçalves - Don't Walk Away
    3. Jorge Benvinda - Gente Bestial
    4. Deolinda Kinzimba - O Que Eu Vi Nos Meus Sonhos
    5. Salvador Sobral - Amar Pelos Dois
    6. Celina da Piedade - Primavera
    7. Viva La Diva - Nova Glória
    8. Lena d'Água - Nunca Me Fui Embora

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