As usual, Festival da Canção will be the tool to select the entry of the country in the European contest. Four of the songs to be selected will be chosen by an audition call, which closes on 21 October. The other 16 entries are songs from songwriters and composers invited by RTP.

The auditions have already begun, and are open to all Portuguese citizens, resident or with Portuguese nationality, living abroad, may submit one song to be elected to participate in Festival da Canção. The demos must be sent to RTP to the email, through an audio file and various data.