Portugal will choose its representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 tonight. The winning song will defend the title for Portugal at the contest. Fourteen songs will compete in the final of Festival da Canção 2018. The winner will be chosen by a combination of jury votes and televotes. I have chosen to review my favourite song:

Anabela with Para te dar abrigo

This song was the first and only one that really got me. The other songs from this years edition of Festival da Canção really reminded me of Salvador Sobral. It’s like they want to send a song in the exact same style. Please don’t do this, Portugal. The song worked last year, but it wouldn’t have the same effect this year. The originality is over. I have chosen Para te dar abrigo as my favourite because I really get an optimistic feeling with this song. It has those typical Portuguese elements that I really like. I think that Portugal doesn’t want to win again and to be honest none of the competing songs has the ability of winning again, so they don’t have to worry about that. But I think it’s nice to have a typical Portuguese song, now that the contest is held in Portugal. The song is very simple but really beautiful and I would enjoy watching it at the big stage. 6/10

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