In a press conference by Portuguese broadcaster RTP, the line-up for Festival da Canção was announced.
This is what it looks like:
1st Semi-final – 19/02/2017
01: Márcia – Agora
02: Golden Slumbers – Para perto
03: Fernando Daniel – Poema a dois
(Nuno Marques da Silva / Nuno Feist)
04: Deolinda Kinzimba – O que eu vi nos meus sonhos
(Senhor Vulcão / Rita Redshoes)
05: Rui Drumond – O teu melhor
06: Lisa Garden – Without you
(Lisa Garden / Pedro Saraiva)
07: Salvador Sobral – Amar pelos dois
08: Viva La Diva – Nova glória
2nd semi-final – 26/02/2017
01: David Gomes – My paradise
(Joana Duarte / Tóli César Machado)
02: Lena d’Água – Nunca me fui embora
(Pedro Silva Martins)
03: Beatriz Felício – Ao teu olhar
04: Pedro Gonçalves – Don’t walk away
(João Pedro Coimbra)
05: Helena Kendall – Andamos no céu
06: Celina da Piedade – Primavera
(Celina da Piedade / Alex Gaspar)
07: Jorge Benvinda – Gente bestial
08: Inês Sousa – Se o tempo não falasse
(Noiserv (aka. David Santos)
Rui Drummond was part of the duo 2B, who represented Portugal in 2005, also held in Kiev back then, with their song ”Amar”.
After the semi-finals of the 19th and 26th of February, the final will take place in Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon on the 5th of March.
The winner will get to represent Portugal in the first semi-final on May 9.