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Portugal: 'Festival da Canção' lineup ready to listen to!

19 January 2023 at 13:30 CET
Portugal’s Maro performing at the first semi final EBU / Corinne Cumming
The songs in the running to represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest have been released, and will compete in ‘Festival da Canção’ which takes place across three evenings in February and March.

Saturday 25 February - Festival da Canção 2023 (First Semi-Final)
Saturday 4 March - Festival da Canção 2023 (Second Semi-Final)
Saturday 11 March - Festival da Canção 2023 (Grand Final)

All songs are now available in lyric videos to watch and listen on the Festival da Canção website and YouTube channel, with the digital edition appearing shortly on all streaming platforms. 

All three shows will be held in RTP’s studios and everyone will be able to watch live on RTP1 and RTP Play. There's also special programming dedicated to the contest on Antena 1, the official radio station of Festival da Canção. 

In the first semi-final, duo Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and José Carlos Malato will host, while in the second show that responsibility will go to Sónia Araújo and Jorge Gabriel. The grand final, once again, will see favourites Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim guide us through an amazing evening. Inês Lopes Gonçalves will host the green room for all three shows. 

Ten songs will compete in each semi-final, with 5 qualifying for the grand final using the usual voting system; half of the score being awarded by a professional jury and the other half by popular vote. 

But this year there’s a twist…

After the 5 finalists are chosen, the audience can save a 6th contestant. Before the end of each semi-final, the televote opens again for a short period of time, and the viewers can vote to choose one more song to compete in the grand final. This means the grand final will have 12 competitors.

Festival da Canção - First Semi-Final
Saturday 25 February

April Ivy - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

April Ivy - Modo Voo
Written by April Ivy 

Churky - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Churky - Encruzilhada
Written by Churky 

Cláudia Pascoal - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Cláudia Pascoal - Nasci Maria
Written by Cláudia Pascoal 

BOLHA - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

BOLHA - Sonhos de Liberdade
Written by Jacinta

Mimicat - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Mimicat - Ai Coração
Written by Mimicat

MoYah - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

MoYah - Too Much Sauce
Written by MoYah

Neon Soho - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Neon Soho - Endless World
Written by Neon Soho

Esse Povo - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Esse Povo - Sapatos de Cimento
Written by Quim Albergaria

SAL - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

SAL - Viver
Written by SAL

You Can't Win, Charlie Brown - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

You Can't Win, Charlie Brown - Contraste Mudo
Written by You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown


 

Festival da Canção - Second Semi-Final
Saturday 4 March
 

Lara Li - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Lara Li - Funâmbula
Written by André Henriques

Bandua - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Bandua - Bandeiras
Written by Bandua

Bárbara Tinoco - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Bárbara Tinoco - Goodnight
Written by Bárbara Tinoco

DAPUNKSPORTIF - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

DAPUNKSPORTIF - World Needs Therapy
Written by DAPUNKSPORTIF

Edmundo Inácio - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Edmundo Inácio - A Festa
Written by Edmundo Inácio

INÊS APENAS - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

INÊS APENAS - Fim do Mundo
Written by INÊS APENAS

Ivandro - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Ivandro - Povo
Written by Ivandro

Teresinha Landeiro - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Teresinha Landeiro - Enquanto é tempo
Written by Teresinha Landeiro 

The Happy Mess - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

The Happy Mess - O Impossível
Written by The Happy Mess

Voodoo Marmalade - Festival da Canção 2023 RTP

Voodoo Marmalade - Tormento
Written by Voodoo Marmalade


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