🇵🇹 Mimicat releases the official music video for “Ai Coração”

🇵🇹 Mimicat releases the official music video for “Ai Coração”

As the delegations continue their rehearsals in Liverpool, the countries participating in this year’s comeptition continue the promotional push for their entry. This includes Portugal’s Mimicat, who has just released the official music video for her entry “Ai Coração”

Who is Mimicat?

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.

Mimicat’s Eurovision journey so far

Mimicat was selected to represent Portugal through the national final Festival da Canção. She was the first artist to win the competition that came through the open call to represent the nation with her song “Ai coração”. The Portuguese songstress performed live at the the Barcelona Eurovision Party, Pre-Party ES in Madrid and the London Eurovision Party.

Portugal rehearsed on Liverpool’s stage for the first time on Sunday. You can check out that performance, and our thoughts on their first rehearsal here.

Mimicat will perform fifth in the first half of the first Eurovision 2023 semi-final on May 9th.

Whilst in Liverpool, Rory had the opportunity to once again speak with Mimicat, which you can see right here.

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 think of Mimicat’s entry? Do you think she will keep Portugal in the final this year? Where would you like Portugal to finish this year? 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 cover the rehearsals of Eurovision 2023!

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Photo Credit: Chloe Hashemi / EBU

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