Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Cohesiveness of Package
Portugal is a non-qualifier in current form, although I do like the song and think Leonor sells it well.
Portugal’s Festival da Canção has a winner! Leonor Andrade will represent the nation in Vienna with the song, Há um mar que nos Separa. Just rolls off the tongue!
This is something of an improvement from Portugal and Leanor’s song has a summery, radio-friendly vibe. The main problem, however, is that it’s fairly anonymous in semi-final 1 and will struggle to garner the number of floating voters Suzy managed to woo last year.
Despite possessing a reasonable vocal, the key change is quite jarring and will likely count against them in Vienna.
I’m going to keep this short and sweet: Portugal is a non-qualifier in current form, although I do like the song and think Leonor sells it well.
Can Portugal sneak qualification?
- 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 2008): 69 (2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora do mar (Negras águas))
Lowest score (since 2008): 43 (2010: Filipa Azevedo – Há dias assim)
Average final position: 15th
Average final score: 56 points
France – 5.5
Spain – 4.4
Switzerland – 3.8
Czech Republic – 3.2
Iceland – 2.5