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Portugal
Flag of Portugal
Broadcaster Radio Televisão Portugal (RTP)
Appearances
Appearances 18 (7 finals)
Debut NVSC #01
Best result 6th: #01
Worst result DSQ (PQR): #16
North Vision Ranking of Nations
Rank (#21) 39th
Highest ranking 6th
Lowest ranking 55th

Portugal debuted in the first edition of the North Vision Song Contest.

Contestants & Results

Table key
     Winner
     Second place
     Third place
     Last place
     Automatically qualified to the final
     Did not qualify for the final
     Did not compete or was relegated
     Did not qualify from the pre-qualification round
Edn. Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Diego Faria "Elas Ficam Loucas" 6 125 2 107
#02 Rita Redshoes "Choose Love" 11 107 4 86
#03 Ana Free "Electrical Storm" Failed to qualify 13 57
#04 Raquel Guerra "Desencontros" 12 115 2 110
#05 Adriana Lua "Vem Que Eu Quero Te Amar" Failed to qualify 16 42
#06 Madeline Juno "Error" 7 131 3 101
#07 Santamaria "Já Não Sei De Ti" Failed to qualify 13 62
#08 John Mamann feat. Kika "Love Life" 16 84 8 77
#09 Sophia "Flores" Failed to qualify 15 49
#10 David Carreira "Haverá Sempre Uma Música" 15 54
#11 Kika feat. Andreas Wijk "Can't Feel Love Tonight" 24 55 10 65
#12 Katia Aveiro "Latina de cuerpo y alma" Failed to qualify 16 44
#13 Did not compete
#14 Mickael Carreira feat. B4 "Tudo O Que Tu Quiseres" Failed to qualify 18 22
#15 Mafalda Tavares "Estar Aqui" 18 40
#16 Leonor Andrade "Já Conheci" Failed to qualify from the P.Q.R.
#17 Carolina Deslandes "Carousel" Failed to qualify 14 48
#18 David Carreira feat. Ana Free "In Love" 21 11
#19 Did not compete
#20 Diogo Piçarra "Dialeto" 7 296 9 132
#21 Mariana "Queen of Hearts" TBA

Portugal in North Vision Song Contest

Portugal is one of the countries that have already competed in the North Vision Song Contest. To date Portugal has participated four times. In the beginnings of the Contest the Portuguese broadcaster RTP had complained about the unfairness. But this isn't the case anymore. The financial situation of the country doesn't allow it to hold big National Selections so the singers and songs are mostly chosen internally. After NVSC5 and NVSC8 the head of delegation was changed.

North Vision Song Contest 1

Portugal debuted in the first edition of the North Vision Song Contest. The internally selected singer Diego Faria with his song "Elas Ficam Loucas" was the first singer to represent Portugal at the contest. He passed the Semi Final and reached the 6th place in the Grand Final.

North Vision Song Contest 2

In the second edition of the contest the female singer Rita Redshoes with her song "Choose Love" was selected. She passed the Semi Final and got the 11th place in the Grand Final. Another singer was supposed to represent Portugal but his song was published too soon so he got disqualified from the contest. From this edition Portugals Radio Stations started to broadcast all the songs of the other nations to popularize the contest in the country. The North Vision Song Contest was criticized by many Portuguese people because of unfairness. 
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Rita Redshoes at the press conference in Reykjavík.

North Vision Song Contest 3

Portugal confirmed for the third edition of the contest. There were rumours that Ana Free could be the next representative of the country. On the 20th of June RTP confirmed that Ana Free will represent Portugal in the contest with her song "Electrical Storm".

North Vision Song Contest 4

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Raquel Guerra performing live at the second Semi Final in Gothenburg.

On 11th of July RTP stated that Portugal will most likely withdraw from the contest due to the lack of money. Fans of the contest were shocked and started discussions and protests on the social media. Just one day later Portugal confirmed its participation in the North Vision Song Contest 4. Newspapers say that RTP planned to get attention from the public. Heads of the broadcaster didn't state the issue yet. However Portugal has its first National Selection in its history in the contest. The Selection is called A canção de Portugal and it includes three different songs by different artists. The winner of the selection was Lucas Lucco. Due to the fact that RTP made a mistake the female singer Raquel Guerra was chosen to represent the country with her song "Desencontros" in the contest. 

North Vision Song Contest 5

For the fifth edition of the North Vision Song Contest RTP decided to hold a National Selection. Twelve different Portuguese artists will compete against each other in nine duels and one final. The winner of the selection was Adriana Lua with her song "Vem Que Eu Quero Te Amar". Adriana Lua participated in the second Semi Final of the Contest. She failed to qualify.

North Vision Song Contest 6

Portugal officialy confirmed on October 26 that they will participate in the sixth edition. The entry will be decided through a National Selection. On October 26, the first Semifinal started.RTP stated they will host Uma cancao para Portugal for 3 editions. The winner was Madeline Juno with her song "Error ". She qualified for the Grand Final.

North Vision Song Contest 7

The representant of Portugal in the seventh edition will be found once again through Uma cancao Para Portugal.

North Vision Song Contest 8

Representing Portugal in the eight edition will be found trough Melody Para Portugal.

Commentators & Spokespersons

Year Commentator Dual Commentator Spokesperson Channel
NVSC #1

Joana Teles

No Dual Commentator Vânia Fernandes RTP 1
NVSC #2 Diego Faria RTP 1
NVSC #3

Sílvia Alberto

Rita Redshoes RTP 1
NVSC #4 Ana Free RTP 1
NVSC #5 Joana Teles Raquel Guerra RTP 1
NVSC #6 Kika RTP 1
NVSC #7

Aurea

RTP 1
NVSC #8 Sílvia Alberto Joana Teles

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