Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Historical Support Strength
Portugal have returned to the contest this year after a brief financially forced holiday. In a final that was entirely decided by televote, the Portugese people chose to send Suzy to Copenhagen with the song Quero Ser Tua.
Quero Ser Tua offers a totally unique sound in this year’s Eurovision, which makes it a risk when compiling your list of 10 qualifiers. The summery, latin vibe could earn Portugal a number of floating votes from those viewers disappointed with the lack of a party in the second half of semi-final one.
Unfortunately, Suzy and her fellow backing singers struggle to harmonise which will damage the jury vote significantly more than the televote. In this new ranking era of scoring, keeping the jury onside is crucial. It might be that the technical arrangements for Portugal’s national final were below par, in which case, Suzy might be worth backing at high odds/low stakes in order to trade during rehearsals.
At this point, Portugal are non-qualifiers, but given the mediocre standard in the final half of semi-final one, anything might be possible!
Are Portugal capable of qualifying?
- Qualification History
- Final Performance
Highest semi-final score: 120 (2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora do mar (Negras águas))
Lowest semi-final score: 22 (2011: Homens da Luta – A luta é alegria)
Average semi-final finishing position: 11th
Average semi-final score: 60 points
Highest score (since 2004): 69 2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora do mar (Negras águas))
Lowest score (since 2004): 43 (2010: Filipa Azevedo – Há dias assim)
Average final position: 15th
Average final score: 56 points
France – 5.5
Spain – 4.3
Switzerland – 3.8
Iceland – 2.6
San Marino – 2.5
Germany – 2.3
Netherlands – 1.9