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.