THE 140 DESSERTS CANDIDATE TO THE “7 WONDERS OF PORTUGAL” ARE REVEALED
After the assessment of the 907 applications submitted for the election of the 7 Sweet Wonders of Portugal, the Expert Panel, comprising 140 famous figures, 7 from each district and autonomous regions, determined the 140 desserts nominated within this contest, which shall proceed for public voting.
A range of seven (7) traditional desserts per district and autonomous regions are then competing, representing the rich Portuguese confectionary, which shall be submitted to public voting in 20 programmes, broadcasted live by RTP in July and August.
This edition’s new feature is the existence of a Grand Jury, a resolution body comprising 7 famous figures, which shall be responsible for the second-chance run of 8 contestants who will join the 20 pre-finalists determined by the public, resulting in a list of 28 pre-finalists. These are divided, through a raffle, in two semi-finals, on 24 and 31 August; each semi-final shall determine the 7 desserts with more counted votes.
The final gala will take place on 7 September, in a event where, from the determined 14 finalists, the Portuguese citizens shall elect the “7 Sweet Wonders of Portugal”.