March 29, 2023

Who will represent Portugal at Eurovision? All about the final of the Festival da Canção – Música

The final of the Festival da Canção is scheduled for this Saturday evening, March 11, and can be watched on RTP1. The final round of the national phase of the Portuguese representative for the 2023 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be presented by Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim.

In the final, there will be 13 subjects in competition – seven advanced to the first semi-final and six to the second semi-final. In the final phase, in addition to the public’s points (televoting), the jury’s vote will be made by representatives of seven regions of mainland Portugal and the islands – in case of a tie, in the semi-final the jury’s choice prevails and, in the final, that of public.

On February 25, in the first semi-final, seven subjects were selected to compete in the final: “Encruzilhada” (Churky), “I was born Maria” (Cláudia Pascoal), “Viver” (SAL), “Ai Coração” (Mimicat ), “ Contraste Mudo ” (You Can’t Beat Charlie Brown), “Endless World” (Neon Soho) and “Cement Shoes” (Quim Albergaria/Esse Povo).

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Six had to go through, but a technical fault in the voting phone line for the song “Sapatos de Cimento”, which RTP said was unrelated, led to the automatic selection of the theme composed by Quim Albergaria and performed by Esse Povo.

As in the first round, six songs were selected in the second semi-final – five were chosen through the usual voting system (half of the score is assigned to a professional jury and the other half to the public vote): “Povo” (Ivandro) , “A festa’ (composed and performed by Edmundo Inácio), ‘Goodnight’ (Bárbara Tinoco), ‘Tormento’ (Voodoo Marmalade), ‘Fim do mundo’ (Inês Só) and ‘The world needs healing’ (Dapunksportif).

This year’s winning theme will represent Portugal at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled for Liverpool, UK, in May. The two semi-finals are scheduled for May 9 and 11 and the grand final for May 13.

Last year, the song “Saudade, Saudade”, composed and performed by Maro, accompanied live by four other Portuguese singers, was the winner of the Festival da Canção, representing Portugal at the 66th Festival da Canção, which took place in Turin. , Italy.

The 13 finalists

First semi-final:

Churky – “Crossroads”

Cláudia Pascoal – “I was born Maria”

Mimicat – “Alas Heart”

You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – “Mute Contrast”

SAL – “Live”

These People – “Cement Shoes”

Neon Soho – “Endless World”

Second semi-final:

“People” – Ivantro

“The party” – Edmundo Inacio

“Goodnight” – Barbara Tinoco

“Torment” – Voodoo Jam

“End of the World” – Inês Só

“The World Needs Therapy” – Dapunksportif

International fan votes

Bets on who will represent Portugal in the UK have sparked debate and several international websites have opened polls.

For Wiwibloggs fans, the most popular publication for the Eurovision Song Contest, Mimicat, with “Ai Coração” is the big favorite, followed by Cláudia Pascoal (“Nasci Maria”) and Edmundo Inácio (“A Festa “).

Eurovision World has also launched a poll in the last few days and Mimicat and Cláudia Pascoal are the big favourites. In third place in the voting is the theme “Goodnight”, by Bárbara Tinoco.

The Festival da Canção starts today: all about the first semi-final

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Last year, Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest with “Stefania”, performed by the Kalush Orchestra. Having won the competition, Ukraine should be the host country of this edition, as it happened in 2005 and 2017.

However, in June, the organization announced that the country would not host the competition in 2023, due to the invasion of Russia.

Ukraine, as the winning country, will automatically qualify for the Grand Final in 2023, joining the so-called “Big Five”: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Last year, Portugal reached ninth place in Eurovision, a position it had already achieved in two other contests.

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