Portugal: Two semi-finals and final in March

Festival da Cancao

The logo of 2014 contest

Festival da Canção 2015 will take place in March. Three shows will be aired; two semi-finals and grand final – the exact dates are yet to be confirmed.

As previously told, RTP will invite 12 composers to take part. Some of the composers have previously participated the national final and some are newcomers in the Eurovision pre-selection. The composers will invite artists to perform the songs in the Portuguese pre-selection.

12 songs are divided into two semi-finals with six contestants each. From each show, three qualify for the final which means that there are six finalists. Two qualifiers are chosen by the audience while the third one is chosen by the jury panel. Televoting only will determine the eventual winner of Festival da Canção.