Portugal: Conan Osíris to Tel Aviv!

Portugal – RTP, the broadcaster in charge of the country’s participation in Eurovision 2019, concluded this year’s national final, Festival de Cançao 2019. 8 artists battled it out in the grand final and Conan Osíris won with “Telemoveis“!

The show moved from RTP studios in Lisbon to Portimão Arena in Portimão. After an all female cast in the first semi and an all male cast for the final, new hosts were in charge of the final, so Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim were in charge of hosting the event, with Inês Lopes Gonçalves in the green room.

There was a new voting system for the final. 50% of the votes came from regional juries (7 regions) and then 50% came from televote.

This was tonight’s line-up:

  1. Calema – A dois
  2. Mariana Bragada – Mar doce
  3. Matay – Perfeito
  4. Surma – Pugna
  5. NBC – Igual a ti
  6. Madrepaz – Mundo a mudar
  7. Conan Osíris – Telemoveis
  8. Ana Cláudia – Inercia

Almost an hour of interval acts, celebrating former artists who represented Portugal in the contest, including 1983, 1993 and 2008! Then, the juries took the spot. The juries voted and almost all gave 12pts to Conan (except Algarve who voted for NBC one place above Conan)! In the end, Conan won the juries, NBC runner-up and Surma 3rd. All these votes were turned into 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 and 3pts. To be added to the results of televote… Ana Claudia was 8th, Surma 7th, Mariana Bragada 6th, Madrepaz 5th, Calema 4th, NBC 3rd (at that moment we knew who would win), Matay 2nd and Conan first of televote too!


What do you think of this song? What are its chances in Tel Aviv?

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261 comments on “Portugal: Conan Osíris to Tel Aviv!

  1. Love, Love, Love. Bravo Portugal. Ropey performance but the reprise was so much better. Very uinusual entry but I am captivated by it. Good luck.

  2. Most daring eurovision entry ever ? Non tempered far east instruments and a strange melody that you have to listen to at least 3 times so as to roughly sketch 1 or 2 anchor points, Mesmerizing. I absolutely love it. It will not qualify.

  3. I think this beats Iceland for the most original song of the year! :o
    I like it, but I need a few more listenings. I thought the show was really good, I liked a lot the dance and the backdrop, also it seems the Portuguese NF had a really good production design!

  4. I like his sneakers from the final performance..only they were better than the semi performance when it comes to outfit..

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