Portugal 2014

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Portugal participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their entry was selected through the national final Festival da Canção 2014, organised by the Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP). Suzy performed the Portuguese entry « Quero ser tua« , written by Emanuel. The song failed to qualify from the first semi-final, placing 11th with a score of 39 points.

Festival da Canção 2014

Festival da Canção 2014 was the 48th edition of the Portuguese national final Festival da Canção, which selected Portugal’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The 2014 Portuguese entry marked a return to the Eurovision Song Contest for RTP and Portugal after the broadcaster withdrew from the 2013 Contest. RTP confirmed Portugal’s return to the competition on 7 November 2013.[1]

Format

The format of the competition included one semi-final on 8 March 2014 and a final on 15 March 2014, both taking place at the Convento do Beato in Lisbon. Both shows were hosted by Sílvia Alberto and José Carlos Malato with Joana Teles reporting from the green room.[2] The semi-final featured ten competing songs written by composers who RTP invited for the competition. The composers both created the song and selected the performer for their entry with the approval of RTP. All songs were required to be in Portuguese and foreign composers were allowed to partake in the competition. The top five songs from the semi-final qualified to the final. The result in both the semi-final and the final was determined solely by televoting.[3]

On 28 January 2014, RTP revealed the names of the ten composers that were invited to participate. Originally, Tiago Pais Dias was among the invited composers, however, Hélder Godinho replaced him after his withdrawal. The invited composers were:[4][5]

  • Andrej Babić
  • Emanuel
  • Hélder Godinho
  • Jan Van Dijck
  • João Matos
  • João Só
  • Luís Fernando, Rui Fingers and Ricardo Afonso
  • Marc Paelinck
  • Nuno Feist
  • Tozé Santos

Semi-final

The semi-final took place on 8 March 2014. The top five entries as decided upon by public televoting qualified to the final.

Semi-final – 8 March 2014[6]
Draw Artist Song English Translation Music (m) / Lyrics (l) Result
1 Catarina Pereira « Mea culpa » My fault Andrej Babić (m), Carlos Coelho (l) Finalist
2 Ivo Lucas « Eu vou » I’ll go João Só (m/l) Eliminated
3 Zana « Nas asas da sorte » On the wings of luck Jan Van Dijck (m), Paulo Abreu Lima (l) Finalist
4 Carla Ribeiro « Mais para dar » More to give Hélder Godinho (m), Marina Ferraz (l) Eliminated
5 Ricardo Afonso « Emoção » Emotion Ricardo Afonso (m/l), Luís Fernando (m), Rui Fingers (m) Eliminated
6 Rui Andrade « Ao teu encontro«  Until I Find You Marc Paelinck (m), Rui Andrade (l) Finalist
7 Lara Afonso « O teu segredo » Your secret João Matos (m/l), Miguel Ferrador (m/l) Eliminated
8 Raquel Guerra « Sonhos roubados » Stolen dreams Nuno Feist (m), Nuno Marques da Silva (l) Finalist
9 Madalena Trabuco « Coração de filigrana » Filigree heart Tozé Santos (m/l) Eliminated
10 Suzy « Quero ser tua«  I want to be yours Emanuel (m/l) Finalist

Final

The final took place on 15 March 2014. Public televoting solely selected Suzy and the song « Quero ser tua » as the winning entry.[7]

Final – 15 March 2014
Draw Artist Song English Translation Music (m) / Lyrics (l) Televote Place
1 Rui Andrade « Ao teu encontro » To meet you Marc Paelinck (m), Rui Andrade (l) 14.56% 3
2 Catarina Pereira « Mea culpa » My fault Andrej Babić (m), Carlos Coelho (l) 23.58% 2
3 Zana « Nas asas da sorte » On the wings of luck Jan Van Dijck (m), Paulo Abreu Lima (l) 11.39% 4
4 Raquel Guerra « Sonhos roubados » Stolen dreams Nuno Feist (m), Nuno Marques da Silva (l) 8.91% 5
5 Suzy « Quero ser tua«  I want to be yours Emanuel (m/l) 41.56% 1

Controversy

Following the conclusion of Festival da Canção 2014, Catarina Pereira and Rui Andrade, who placed second and third respectively, raised concerns about the outcome of the contest. The concerns involved suspicions that Emanuel, the composer of the winning song, influenced the televote in favour of his entry.[8][9]

At Eurovision

Suzy at the first semi-final dress rehearsal

During the semi-final allocation draw on 20 January 2014 at the Copenhagen City Hall, Portugal was drawn to compete in the second half of the first semi-final on 6 May 2014.[10] In the first semi-final, the producers of the show decided that Portugal would perform 13th, following San Marino and preceding Netherlands.[11] Portugal failed to qualify from the first semi-final, just missing out on qualification by placing 11th in a field of 16 songs with a score of 39 points.

On stage, Suzy was joined by backing vocalists Marta Mota and Sara Campina, backing dancers Luís Filipe Pimenta and Renato Nobre, and percussionist Jefferson Negreiros.[12] The performance featured the two backing vocalists performing choreography with Suzy, the two dancers playing two large drums and the percussionist performing on a hand drum.[13]

In Portugal, the first semi-final and final were broadcast live and the second semi-final was broadcast on delay on RTP1. All shows were commentated by Sílvia Alberto.[14] The Portuguese spokesperson revealing the result of the Portuguese vote in the final was Joana Teles.[15]

Points awarded to Portugal

Points Awarded to Portugal (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Portugal

Split voting results

The following five members comprise the Portuguese jury:[16]

  • Paula Ferreira – Chairperson – event promoter
  • José Cabrita – event promoter
  • Jan Dijck – composer
  • Ana Augusto – singer
  • Marina Ferraz – lyricist

Semi-final 1

The Portuguese votes in the first semi-final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[17]

Semi-final 1 – Portuguese Results
Draw Country P. Ferreira J. Cabrita J. Dijck A. Augusto M. Ferraz Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Armenia 13 7 7 1 4 7 10 7 4
02  Latvia 2 6 5 7 8 5 13 8 3
03  Estonia 10 8 12 15 7 11 11 14
04  Sweden 1 4 3 6 3 3 4 3 8
05  Iceland 8 5 10 8 12 8 12 10 1
06  Albania 14 13 13 11 9 12 15 15
07  Russia 5 9 11 12 11 9 5 6 5
08  Azerbaijan 6 1 4 4 5 4 14 9 2
09  Ukraine 9 12 9 9 13 10 2 4 7
10  Belgium 15 11 8 13 14 13 9 13
11  Moldova 12 15 14 10 10 14 8 12
12  San Marino 11 14 15 14 15 15 6 11
13  Portugal
14  Netherlands 3 2 2 2 6 2 1 1 12
15  Montenegro 7 10 6 5 2 6 7 5 6
16  Hungary 4 3 1 3 1 1 3 2 10

Final

The Portuguese votes in the grand final were based on 50% jury voting and 50% televoting results.[18]

Final – Portuguese Results
Draw Country P. Ferreira J. Cabrita J. Dijck A. Augusto M. Ferraz Average Jury Rank Televote Rank Combined Rank Scoreboard (Points)
01  Ukraine 19 21 15 18 19 20 4 12
02  Belarus 17 12 18 13 23 16 23 23
03  Azerbaijan 13 1 7 9 6 7 26 17
04  Iceland 20 11 21 16 21 19 22 24
05  Norway 18 7 3 10 4 8 13 8 3
06  Romania 21 24 17 23 20 22 2 10 1
07  Armenia 8 5 10 2 7 5 14 7 4
08  Montenegro 14 13 12 8 3 10 18 14
09  Poland 24 23 25 17 26 23 16 22
10  Greece 23 25 19 26 25 24 19 25
11  Austria 9 4 20 1 1 6 1 1 12
12  Germany 12 14 8 7 10 11 20 15
13  Sweden 1 10 6 6 5 3 6 3 8
14  France 26 22 24 25 24 26 24 26
15  Russia 6 18 16 19 16 15 7 9 2
16  Italy 25 9 13 21 17 18 17 20
17  Slovenia 11 15 14 12 9 12 25 21
18  Finland 15 20 23 15 12 17 15 16
19  Spain 16 19 22 20 15 21 3 11
20   Switzerland 4 6 4 5 11 4 8 4 7
21  Hungary 3 3 2 3 2 1 12 5 6
22  Malta 7 16 11 11 18 13 21 18
23  Denmark 5 8 9 14 13 9 9 6 5
24  Netherlands 2 2 1 4 8 2 5 2 10
25  San Marino 22 26 26 24 22 25 10 19
26  United Kingdom 10 17 5 22 14 14 11 13

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