Portugal does not participate in ESF 2016

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The Portuguese broadcaster RTP shall not take part in the Eurovision Song Contest by 2016. That the Portuguese Department of fan club OGAE let you know via facebook. Broadcaster RTP confirmed the news in the meantime.

A delegation of the local OGAE-Association has had a meeting with the responsible at the RTP for contacts with the EBU. During that interview, it was confirmed that the broadcaster next year no candidate will send to Stockholm. That decision would also been announced to the EBU itself. Striking: also the previous two times the song contest in Sweden took place (in 2000 and 2013) remained the Iberian State at home.

The RTP is called for order to return in 2017 ‘ with a new strategy and a comprehensive plan ‘.

Portugal takes part in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1964 and has never won. The best result was achieved in 1996: a sixth place. Since 2010, the country’s final no longer met. This year stranded singer Leonor Andrade in the semi final with her song Há um mar que nos separa.