PORTUGAL 2014: RUNNING ORDER ON TUESDAY
LISBON, PORTUGAL – It has been staying a long time quiet around the upcoming Festival da Cancao to be held on 8th and 15th March in Lisbon. However finally things are starting to move at RTP headquarters. On Tuesday all composers and artists will meet at RTP to get all the details on the preparation on the festival as well the running order will be determined for the semifinal on 8th March.
Suzy (composer Emanuel)
Popular artist in the 90’s, Susana Guerra (her real name) is living in Dubai but prepares a comeback.
Raquel Guerra (composer Nuno Feist)
Runner up in Portuguese “Pop Idol” in 2005.
Madalena Trabuco (composer Tozé Santos)
French singer, with Portuguese parents, she’s singer since 2008 with a first album published by Warner France.
Rui Andrade (composer Marc Paelinck)
Portuguese singer, musicalplayer and actor, he has competed in PT national final back in 2011 and 2012 ending each time in third position. He currently has a main role in the musical Grande Revista a Portuguesa in Lisbon.
Ricardo Afonso (composer Ricardo Afonso)
Portuguese singer living in the UK, currently he features a musical play in London. He tried his luck in The Voice UK.
Ivo Lucas (composer Joao Só)
Actor and singer aged 24, he’s currently in a TV-series on RTP1.
Helder Godinho (composer Helder Godinho)
Helder performes especially in bars and clubs. He composes and sings in Portuguese and English:
From following composers the artists have not been revealed yet:
Andrej Babic and Carlos Coelho (Portugal 2008, 2012) / Perfomer: TBC (possibly Catarina Pereira)
Jan Van Dijck (Portugal 1990) / Perfomer: TBC (possibly No Stress Group)
João Matos /Performer: TBC
The Festival da Cancao which celebrates its 50th anniversary will be held in a convent, namely Convento do Beato, so definately a special atmosphere will be there.