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Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Semi-final running order announced

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ©  EBU

Today EBU and the 2014 host broadcaster, DR, announced the running order for the two semi-finals that will take place on the 6th and 8th of May. Armenia opens semi-final 1, while Malta will have the honour of kicking the second one off. Hungary and Romania closes each of their semi-finals.

Suzy wins Festival Da Canção and will represent Portugal in Copenhagen

Suzy © RTP

The final of the Portuguese national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, Festival Da Canção, was held tonight. A total of five acts were vying to represent Portugal in Copenhagen, but only the favourite from the audience would have that honour and it was Suzy with Quero Ser Tua.

Festival da Canção 2014: Get to know the participants

Festival da cancao logo 2014 ©  RTP

After the semi-final which was held last week, only five of the ten acts qualified for the grand final of Festival da Canção to take place this Saturday from the Convento do Beato in Lisbon. Let's get to know the five candidates vying to represent Portugal at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest a little better.

Five acts qualify for the final in Portugal

Festival da cancao logo 2014 ©  RTP

Portugal returns to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 and tonight the local broadcaster, RTP, held a semi-final consisting of 10 songs. Five lucky acts qualified for the final to take place on Saturday 15 March. The public alone decided what songs would make it the final. 

Portugal reveals the names of the ten artists who will participate in Festival Da Canção

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The Portuguese broadcaster RTP has confirmed this afternoon the names of the ten artists and their song titles for the upcoming national selection, Festival da Canção. Among them there are some familiar faces such as Rui Andrade, Catarina Pereira and Carla Ribero.

Big names among the authors invited to take part in Festival Da Canção

Festival da Canção © rtp.pt

The Portuguese broadcaster RTP has revealed the names of the ten composers invited to write the ten entries that will participate at the upcoming Festival Da Canção. Among them are several known names whose songs have represented different countries in recent editions of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision 2014: Allocation draw result

Tine Gøtzsche and Ulla Essendrop ©  DR

Today the traditional allocation draw was held in order to determine which countries will compete in which semi-final. In other words: It is time to start analysing and guessing on who will in the end qualify for the final and who might not make it.

Eurovision 2014: Allocation draw on Monday the 20th

Allocation draw for Eurovision 2014 announced

On Monday, the 20th of January the allocation draw for Eurovision 2014 will take place. A live broadcast will happen directly from Copenhagen's town hall. Six pots for the two semi-finals have been announced.

Portugal will once again choose its Eurovision entrant via Festival da Canção

Festival da Canção © rtp.pt

The traditional Portuguese selection show Festival da Canção is back, but it has been slightly revamped. There won't be jurors, the audience will be solely responsible for choosing the winner, and it will run over two evenings on the 8th and the 15th of March.

Eurovision 2014 to have 36 or 37 participating countries

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 ©  EBU

Would Greece be in or out? That was one of the questions that got answered today when the list of participating countries for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was announced. And yes, Greece is among the minimum 36 countries we shall see in Copenhagen in May. 

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