Portugal has announced the 12 finalists for Festival da Canção 2015. Among them several Eurovision veterans. First of all Simone De Oliveira (ESC 1965 and 1969). She'd be third time lucky at the age of 77. Adeleine Ferreira (ESC 1985) is back as well. Among the composers we have José Cid (ESC 1980) for Gonçalo Tavares song. Sara Tavares (ESC 1994) has written Rita Seidi's song.
Portugal will select its entry in the first week of March with two semifinal on 3rd and 5th and the grand final on 7th. Six songs will make the final.
This will be Portugal's 48th entry since 1964 and they are yet to win the contest. Could it be finally?
Adelaide Ferreira – Paz
Diana Piedade – Maldido Tempo
Filipa Baptista – A Noite Inteira
Filipe Gonçalves – Dança Joana
Gonçalo Tavares – Tu Tens Uma Mágica
José Freitos – Mal Menor (Ninguém Me Guia À Razão)
Leonor Andrade – Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa
Rita Seidi – Lisboa, Lisboa
Rubi Machado – Quando A Lua Voltar A Passar
Simone de Oliveira – À Espera Das Canções
Teresa Radamanto – Um Fado Em Viena
Yola Dinis – Outra Vez Primavera