After the announcement of the 12 performers to the Portuguese national selection to the Eurovision Song Contest, RTP will publish through their website the list of composers’ names and with whom they will work with. The broadcaster has invited two producers – Fernando Martins and Ramon Gallarza – who are now working along with a selected composers in order to compose the 12 entries specially for the national final to be held next March 10.
Here are the selected:
TIAGO PAIS DIAS
Tiago (in the foto with Mariza Liz, vocalist of Amor Electro) is the composer and producer of one of the most popular and recognized Portuguese bands, Amor Electro, top seller in 2011. This is his first attempt in “Festival da Canção”. Look out one of his latest hits:
Nuno Feist is a very recognized Portuguese musician, composer and conductor . He has competed as singer, along with his brother Henrique Feist, at “Festival da Canção 1985”, finishing third. As composer, he tried to win the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest four times: in 2007, 2008, 2010 and again in 2011. Recall the song “Alvorada”, performed by Vanessa at “Festival da Canção 2010”:
The Portuguese most traditional music genre – the Fado – was added on November to Unesco’s list of ‘intangible cultural heritage’ of humanity. Jorge Fernando is singer, composer and music producer. Presently he’s working with several “fado” singers, including Fábia Rebordão. Watch one of his latest songs:
Miguel Gameiro was the main singer and front vocal of “Polo Norte”, a popular Portuguese band from the 90’s and beginning of the 21st century. Since 2010, he’s solo singer and composer. Everybody’s now asking who will perform a song penned by Miguel Gameiro. Watch a clip bellow – “Dá-me um abraço” (Give me a hug), performed and composed by Miguel Gameiro:
Now that we have the singers and the composers, we just have to know which composer will make a song for which artists. Stay tuned!
It seems that some of our players sent their votes with a considerable delay and the Host Broadcaster decided to delay the Final Show until today when it was revealed that EM 11 Grand Final will take place on the 20th of January at 18:00 CET, as usual on the chat, where we hope to see all of our participants!
The Administrator said that if any changes will happen, they will be announced on his personal website, here. It seems that 32 countries voted in the final and even Italy manged to send their votes for the final and avoiding the possibility of disqualification.
Also on the 20th of January we will know the results of the Semifinals just before the Grand Final will start! It will be an exciting night and hopefully everyone will enjoy it! Top 3 of EM 11 Final will qualify straight to the EM 12 Grand Final!
The winner, according to the Webmaster will go to another round of the competition, more exactly: OME Song Contest! We strongly believe that EM Song Contest has what it takes to win such a big competition.
We're waiting for your suggestions on OME page on the menu bar.
Congratulation again for our finalists!
1.Armenia Syuzan Margaryan & Sirusho - "Oror"
2.Croatia Severina - "Brad Pitt"
3.Germany Cascada - "Evacuate The Dancefloor"
4.Turkey Hadise - " Double Life "
5.France Edith Piaf - "Non, Je ne regrette rien"
6.Romania Claudia Pavel - "Don't miss missing You"
7. Albania Ardian Bujupi - "This is my Time"
8. United Kingdom Charlie Winston - "Kick the Bucket "
9.Norway Alexander Rybak - "OAH"
10.Finland Johanna Kurkela - "Sun särkyä anna mä en "
11.Sweden Timoteij - "Kom"
12.Monaco M & Vanessa Paradis - "La Seine"
13.Iceland Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir - " Ástin mín eina "
14.Greece Panos Mouzourakis - " Fila Me Akoma "
15.Latvia Nikolajs Puzikovs - " Dievs Tevi Mil "
16.Ukraine Jamala - "You're Made Of Love"
17.Cyprus Ivi Adamou - " Voltes St Asteria "
18.Netherlands Within Temptation - Sinéad
Six hours ago, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) released on its official webpage the final list of participants of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Among this list, we have 42 of the 43 countries that participated last year, since Poland (TVP) withdrew based on financial problems concerning its hosting of the Euro 2012 Cup, and according to the fans... a run of bad results lately.
Finishing with the mystery that was created just when Ell & Nikki won, Armenia confirmed it will participate on Baku... In a conversation with a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, the head of the Armenian delegation to Eurovision Gohar Gasparyan noted that Armenia’s participation in the contest proves its full fledged membership in European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
Here's the list:The Semi-Final Allocation Draw, which determines in which Semi-Final each country will participate in, will be held on the 25th January in Baku. On this occasion, we'll also know on which semifinal does the Big 5 & Azerbaijan vote in; and also, on which half of the semi-final will each country be (for scheduling of rehearsals).The running order draw will take place in March, during the meeting of the Heads of Delegation in Baku. No venue has been confirmed yet, but the "Baku Crystal Arena"'s construction seems advanced. It is most likely that the venue will be confirmed on 25th January too.
This new was brought to you by the Armenian delegation at Eurovision Memories. Sources: Panarmenian.net and
The castings were made and now the 12 interpreters are selected to compete to represent Portugal in Baku!
The castings ended to the clearance of the 12 finalist voices of Festival da Canção 2012. After hearing more than 400 candidates in Lisbon and Porto, the jury, under regulation, decided to choose 9 competitors through casting and 3 others from those who sent a CD.
Then, and by random order, here are the names of the candidates who will participate in Festival da Canção 2012:
Gerson Melo Santos - Setúbal
António José Fernandes Martins da Silva - São João das Lampas
Pedro Ricardo Céu Portas e Susana Maria Soares Gonçalves - Queluz
Filipa Alexandra Nunes Alves de Sousa - Albufeira
Pamela Correia de Brito Salvado - Palmela
Vânia Osório - Lisboa
Arménio José dos santos Lameirão Pimenta - Vila Real
Pedro Macedo Vidal Tomás - Castanheira de Pera
Joana Filipa Leite Silva - Esmoriz
Rui Andrade - Lisboa
Carlos Costa - Lisboa
Ricardo Soler - Alenquer
As suplents and for order, we have:
Raquel Soraia Guerra Romero Conceição - Elvas
José Hermenegildo Mendes Tavares - Amadora
Vera Lúcia Afonso Fraga - Vila Real
Bruno Emanuel de Jesus Gomes - Barcelos
Sara Pinto - Porto
Some of the finalists already participated in previous FC (Festival da Canção) or in sing shows.
In a few days, it will be announced the names of the composers and the respective singer.
Romania will take part in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan, according to Head of Entertainment at broadcaster TVR. Speaking to adevarul.ro, Dan Manoliu confirmed our report from yesterday that TVR is look to receive a budget of €200,000 for this year’s Song Contest.
€118,000 of that is the participation fee, with the remaining €82,000 set aside for a national selection, promotion of the song, and the cost of the delegation in Baku. Manoliu added that “TVR confirmed its Eurovision participation to the European Broadcasting Union on 24 November 2011″, but that a fee reduction had not been agreed as it “would create a precedent, and EBU would not have sufficient funds to organise the show properly”.
Manoliu also gave a clear indication that TVR is looking to hold a national selection, stating that “Romania and any other participating countries have until 19 March 2012 to pick their entry, as that is when the heads of delegation meeting take place. I hope that composers should be prepared with songs (to enter) when we kick off Selection”.