Ahead of her performance at the London Eurovision Party, Rory spoke to Mimicat about her participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. She will be representing Portugal in Liverpool with her song “Ai Coração”.
Check out our interview with Mimicat here!
Together, Rory and Mimicat talk about her win at Festival da Canção, as well as her previous attempt at representing Portugal. She also tells us some secrets about the staging of her song in Liverpool in just one week’s time.
Mimicat, which is the stage name for Marisa Isabel Lopes Mena. She has been singing since the age of nine, but really came about on the music scene in 2014, releasing her debut album “For You” – which recieved a lot of positive reviews in Portugal. Prior to applying for Festival Da Canção, Mimicat made a return to music in 2021 and released two non album singles. Mimicat’s Eurovision 2023 song “Ai Coração” was written by Mimicat herself alongside Luís Pereira.
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 our interview with Mimicat? Do you think she can get Portugal into the final for the third year in a row? Who else would you like to see us interview? 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 gear up for Eurovision 2023 in just one week’s time!
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