Portugal – RTP, the Portuguese broadcaster, has been bombarded with criticism after its decision for Portugal to not take part in Eurovision 2016. The Portugese Eurovision fans are not taking it long down, creating crowd funding campaigns, and even trying to raising the matter in Parliament via petitions…
Firstly a crowdfunding campaign was established to try and raise the €250,000 needed according to RTP. This can be found here and to date has only raised €68.
Not demoralised by this, next came an official petition on Petição Pública here. A grand total of 165 people have signed that. It’s not looking like that Portugal’s Parliament will have to discuss the issue.
We’re not sensing a huge appetite from the Portugese people on this so far and sadly therefore it looks highly unlikely that Portugal will make any U-turn and be in Stockholm in May.