Kiev 2017

KIEV 2017

Salvador Sobral sings ‘ Amar pelos dois ‘ in Kiev

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Salvador has won in Portugal the renewed national round. The title of the entry is called Amar pelos dois. Last year, the country was not listed on the Eurovision song contest due to budgetary problems. The country was placed in the first half of the first semi-final.

Eight participants took part in Festival da Canção 2017. Regional professional juries and televoting determined the final result. Because the the last years very bad does Portugal in the Eurovision song contest, underwent the preliminary round, which they use for years, some innovations. So should anyone choose in which language they sang their song and initially successful composers were attracted to a submission to compose. They could then choose your own interpreter. It is now to be seen whether that new approach pays off for the Portuguese.

This is the Portuguese entry for 2017: