Portugal prepares for its 'Festival da Canção' final10 March 2023 at 18:44 CET
HOW TO WATCH: Portugal's 'Festival da Canção' final happens on Saturday 11 March at 22:00 CET. Portuguese broadcaster RTP have got a stream set up especially for international viewers, right here.
2 semi-finals have already taken place and fulfilled their mission to give Festival da Canção 2023 its batch of finalists. Now we're all set to watch those 13 chosen tunes be performed once more, in the hope of becoming Portugal's song for Liverpool.
Portuguese broadcaster RTP have yet again treated viewers and fans to a diverse snapshot of Portugal's music scene, showcasing some of the best singing and songwriting talent the country has to offer. On Saturday night, we'll find out which of the 13 entries will get to represent Portugal on an even wider stage - across all of Europe and beyond, in May.
Voting on the songs is going to be done both by the Portuguese viewers watching at home, as well as seven regional juries. Scores from the public and scores from the juries will both equate to 50% of the final vote.
Hosts for the grand final will be Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim, with Inês Lopes Goncalves on Green Room duties. Filomena was one of the 3 hosts who welcomed Europe to Lisbon, when Portugal hosted the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
Last year's Festival da Canção winner, MARO, will be returning for the 2023 event on Saturday night. She'll be performing as the interval act, once all of the 2023 participants have presented their song.
At the 2022 Contest in Turin, MARO gave Portugal a very respectable 9th-place finish in the Grand Final with her song Saudade Saudade.
Portugal will perform in the First Semi-Final at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
Here are the 13 songs competing in Saturday night's Festival da Canção final, in the order that they're going to be performed in.
Cláudia Pascoal – Nasci Maria
Churky – Encruzilhada
Esse Povo – Sapatos de Cimento
Bárbara Tinoco – Goodnight
You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – Contraste Mudo
Voodoo Marmalade – Tormento
Inês Apenas – Fim do Mundo
Mimicat – Ai Coração
Dapunksportif – World Needs Therapy
NEON SOHO – Endless World
Ivandro – Povo
Edmundo Inácio – A Festa
SAL – Viver
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