Those of you who regularly look in on our site may recall that last year , Eurovision Ireland did a series of video reviews of past National Finals. During this Eurovision close season, we decided to take some more trips down the National Final memory lane, looking at finals that produced an actual Eurovision Song Contest winner and questioning; would any of the acts in those national finals have still produced a victory for their country?
This time we decided to go back and have a listen to the songs that took part in Festival da Canção 2017, the Portuguese national selection. Held on 5th March 2017, 8 songs took part in a live show overseen by judges from seven regional juries and accompanied by a public telephone vote.
The result was decided by a 50/50 between these judges and the Portuaguese public via a televote and ultimately Salvador Sobral won the right to represent Portugal at Eurovision. Could another song have reached the same heights and secured a second win for Ukraine? Take a look at our review and see what we thought!
Want to know more? Why not take a look at the songs below and see what you think! Do you agree with our comments?
#1 Jorge Benvinda – “Gente Bestial”
#2 Pedro Gonçalves– “Don’t walk away”
#3 Lena d’Água – “Nunca me fui embora”
#4 Salvador Sobral – “Amar pelos dois”
#5 Fernando Daniel – “Poema a dois”
#6 Celina da Piedade – “Primavera”
#7 Deolinda Kinzimba – “O que eu vi nos meus sonhos”
#8 Viva La Diva – “Nova glória”
What do you think of our reviews? Do you agree? Did you have a favourite entry from Festival da Canção 2017? Let us in the comments below!
Keep watching out for more of our National Final reviews on Eurovision Ireland in the coming weeks!
Author : Bogdan Fedeles
Source: Eurovision Ireland, YouTube,RTP