LIVE: PORTUGAL DECIDES 2014
LISBON, PORTUGAL – Portugal will be the last country that will select it’s entry today. Sad thing is that tonight’s show will be under the veil of voting scandal that emerged two days ago. You can read more about it here. After all no one withdrew, so tonight we will see the battle between five finalists. Stay tuned for our live report. The 2014 Portuguese Europrediction claims Catarina Pereira to win the show tonight.
HOW TO WATCH
23:20 CET – WATCH THE SHOW ONLINE (via RTP)
ABOUT THE SHOW
Show has just started and it is in black and white, as this opening act presents the history of Festival da Canção.
Rui Andrade is the first one to come up on stage on tonight. His song is written by Marc Pealinck, while Rui write the lyrics. Marc is no stranger to Eurovision audience, as his songs already represented various countries on Eurovision. Rui sounds perfectly, what can also be said for his looks. Three ladies in red dress are with him on stage, while clouds on sky are on the screen. Some pyrotechnics were included. Very good reception in the public. On oikotimes.com Portuguese Europrediction 2014, Rui got 15% of the almost 9,210 unique votes!
Next up is Catarina Pereira with Mea Culpa. Its written by Andrej Babic and Carlos Coelho. Andrej is another Eurovision veteran as his songs presented not just Portugal, but several ex Yugoslav countries. This song promises to the a big summer hit without a doubt. Catarina is on stage with three backing vocalists and two dancers, but she is also dancing there. Crowd likes her even more than Rui. This will a be big battle of songs. Lets just hope it will be a fair fight. On oikotimes.com Portuguese Europrediction 2014, Catarina got 59% of the almost 9,210 unique votes!
Now we have a little break dedicated to famous Portuguese singers, producers, presenters, composers and many other artists.
Nas asas da sorte is the third song of the night and it is performed by Zana and written by Jan Van Dijck and Paulo Abreu Lima. This is a true Portuguese folk song. Zana is accomplished with four male backing vocalists. She has an amazing voice but I’m afraid that she didn’t do the best tonight. But people in the hall also seems to like her performance. On oikotimes.com Portuguese Europrediction 2014, Zana got 13% of the almost 9,210 unique votes!
Fourth tonight is Raquel Guerra with Sonhos roubados. Comparing to last three performances, she sounds the worst. You can literally see on her face that she is trying to do her best, but something seems to be going wrong. Five backing vocalists are not so synced with her. But in the she got a round of applause. She has her supporters in the public. On oikotimes.com Portuguese Europrediction 2014, Raquel got 4% of the almost 9,210 unique votes!
Last performer of the night is Suzy with Emanuel’s song Quero ser tua. This is a song mixed with Afro and Portuguese rhythms. One of the dancers has his body colored. In my opinion this song should be in a Disney movies, something like Lion King, and certainly not on Eurovision stage. Crowd was very divided, as applause could be heard but also booing. On oikotimes.com Portuguese Europrediction 2014, Suzy got 10% of the almost 9,210 unique votes!