Elisa performing "Medo de sentir" at Portugal's national selection show.

DISCOVER Elisa And Her Song “Medo de sentir” Which Would’ve Represented Portugal At Eurovision 2020

On the 18 March 2020, it was officially announced that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 had been cancelled, which means all these amazing songs won’t get their chance to shine on the Eurovision stage and some acts may not even get the chance to represent their country. Portugal had chosen Elisa with her song “Medo de sentir” on 7 March 2020 through the national selection show Festival da Canção. She hasn’t been confirmed as their act for 2021, and it’s unlikely that she will since the national selection show is likely to take place again next year. As we await the 2021 contest, we will make sure that every song in the cancelled contest gets it’s time to shine, here on CelebMix.

Elisa, real name Maria Elisa Silva, is fairly new to the music industry, but she’s not new to the competition world, having competed in a number of contests over the past few years. It’s clear she’s ready to start her music career and going to Eurovision would’ve been a massive step, it’s such a shame she won’t get to grace the Eurovision 2020 stage.

Her voice is incredible and she placed second both in the jury vote and the public vote, clearly impressing all who watched her in Festival da Canção. She sang the song “Medo de sentir” which was written by Marta Carvalho who also performed with Elisa on stage – she was behind the piano with the additional vocals. She gave passion to the performance and it was clear she had connected with the song well. Second place went to the televote winner Bárbara Tinoco with “Passe-Partout” and the jury vote winner, Filipe Sambado with “Gerbera amarela do Sul” came third.

Watch Elisa Perform What Would’ve Been Her Eurovision 2020 Song “Medo de sentir” Here:

Portugal failed to make it through to the Grand Final last year when they were represented by Conan Osíris with “Telemóveis” and the previous year they came last in the Grand Final. Yet, the year before they went out and won it with Salvador Sobral with “Amar pelos dois”. This year could’ve been their turning point and maybe they were set to do well once again, but we will have to wait to see what Portugal has in store for 2021.

Eurovision 2020 may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t listen to the songs, and it doesn’t mean we forget about the artists either. Join us here on CelebMix this year as we continue the Eurovision party in the coming months whilst we’re all staying at home, looking after ourselves, and doing our best to stop the coronavirus. So why not check out the other acts from this year who would’ve been on the Eurovision 2020 stage, such as Blas Cantó for SpainHooverphonic for BelgiumVICTORIA for BulgariaSandro for CyprusVincent Bueno for AustriaArilena Ara for AlbaniaTornike Kipiani for GeorgiaJeangu Macrooy for the NetherlandsVasil for North MacedoniaTom Leeb for FranceBenny Cristo for the Czech RepublicEden Alene for IsraelStefania for GreeceMontaigne for AustraliaSamanta Tina for LatviaDiodato for ItalyDestiny Chukunyere for MaltaRoxen for RomaniaTHE ROOP for LithuaniaUlrikke Brandstorp for NorwayAthena Manoukian for ArmeniaAlicja Szemplinska for PolandJames Newman for the UKSamira Efendi for AzerbaijanAna Soklic for SloveniaBen Dolic for GermanyUku Suviste for EstoniaDaði og Gagnamagnið for IcelandNatalie Gordienko for MoldovaBen & Tan for DenmarkRoxen for RomaniaGjon’s Tears for SwitzerlandGo_A for UkraineThe Mamas for SwedenVAL for BelarusSenhit for San MarinoDamir Kedzo for CroatiaLesley Roy for Ireland, and Aksel for Finland.

The 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest would have been hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song “Arcade”. The two Semi-Finals would have taken place on 12 May 2020 and 14 May 2020, with the Grand Final on 16 May 2020. A total of 41 countries would’ve competed in the contest.

What do you make of Elisa and her song “Medo de sentir” which would’ve represented Portugal at Eurovision 2020? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

27-year-old writer, blogger, author, and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, Fuzzable, Modern Magazine, and Electric Mode. In the past, I have written for Fox & Squirrel Photography and the Daily Star. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni