Portugal: 667 songs were submitted for Festival da Canção 2023!

Some time ago RTP, Portugal’s public broadcaster, revealed through the official Instagram account of Festival da Canção, that 667 songs have been submitted to take part in the national  final.

The song submission window opened in September 2 and closed on October 21, while the four songs and artists that will claim the ticket for Liverpool and Portugal’s representation in Eurovision 2023 will be revealed in the coming days.

Like last year, Festival da Canção will host 20 acts, 16 songs of those being written from songwriters of different genres invited by RTP. The remaining 4 will be selected by the open submission process.

The national final will feature two semi-finals, with five songs from each, qualifying for the final. The Grand Final will take place with 10 songs, and the winner will be decided by a combination of 50% public vote and 50% jury vote.

The previous winner of Festival da Canção and Portugal’s representative in Eurovision 2022 was Maro with the song “saudade, saudade“ that ended up in 9th place of the Grand Final, keeping Portugal’s qualification streak for the second year in a row:

Stay tuned on Eurovisionfun for all the news regarding the Portuguese participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, in Liverpool!

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