As we head into the end of the year, Portugal’s national broadcaster RTP gave us a Christmas present as they revealed which Semi-Final the competing composers will be competing in.
Which composer is competing in which Semi-Final?
The Semi-Final in which the composers will compete in are as follows:
|April Ivy||Chuky||Cláudia Pascoal||Jacinta||Mimicat|
|Moyah||Neon Soho||Quim Albergaria||Sal||You Can’t Win Charlie Brown|
|André Henriques||Bandua||Bárbara Tinoco||Dapunksportif||Edmundo Inácio|
|INÊS APENAS||Ivandro||Tereshina Landeiro||The Happy Mess||Voodoo Marmalade|
The draw that took place in order to determined the semi-final allocation can be seen right here:
Festival da Canção 2023
The 2023 edition of Portugal’s Eurovision selection is the 57th edition of the song festival. For the upcoming edition of the festival, RTP has received 667 entries from the public, which saw 5 of them being selected for the competition, whilst the remaining 15 were invited by the broadcaster to participate.
The Semi-Final of Festival da Canção 2023 will take place on the 25th of February and the 4th of March, with the Final taking place on the 11th of March. The competing entries for the next edition of the festival will be released on the 19th of January.
Portugal’s Eurovision journey
Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest with António Calvário’s “Oração” in 1964. Since then, Portugal has participated in the competition 53 times – appearing the final 44 times. Their only win in the competition came in 2017 with Salvador Sobral, performing his heart-wrenching song “Amar Pelos Dois”.
Portugal’s most recent participation was with MARO with the song “saudade, saudade”. MARO managed to qualify for the Grand Final and once there, she finished 9th, after receiving 207 points from the jury and the televote.
What do you make of the announcement from Portugal? Do you think the winner of Festival da Canção 2023 could go on to win the Contest in Liverpool? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for the 2023 national final season!
News Source: RTP
Photo Credit: EBU / Corinne Cumming