Portugal 2018 🇵🇹 Diogo Piçarra withdraws from national final
PORTUGAL – After being blamed of plagiarism, it has come as a surprise that Diogo Piçarra has now pulled out of the Portuguese Eurovision final. The news comes as a major surprise since Diogo had stated that his song was original and he was the favourite to represent Portugal at their first Eurovision Contest Festival.
Diogo Piçarra made the announcement over social media, on his twitter page. He confirmed that the situation surrounding the originality of his song and the accusations of plagiarism now made it difficult to continue, especially as he didn’t consider the situation being experienced as music.
RTP have confirmed the singe’s withdrawal and that of the song, “Canção do Fim”. The song will now be replaced by the song which placed 8th in the second semifinal, “Mensageira”, which is performed by Susana Travasses. the final takes place this Sunday.