Portugal: Second Festival da Canção 2023 Semi-Final tonight!

The Festival da Canção 2023 continues tonight, through which Portugal will choose its representative at Eurovision 2023.

The Portuguese national selection will take place on three different nights: two semifinals on February 25th and March 4th and the grand final on March 11th.


Ten artists are participating in tonight’s second semifinal of the Festival da Canção 2023. These artists are:

  1. Edmundo Inácio – “A Festa”
  2. The Happy Mess – “O Impossível”
  3. Teresinha Landeiro – “Enquanto é Tempo”
  4. Bandua – “Bandieras”
  5. Bárbara Tinoco – “Goodnight”
  6. Inês Apenas – “Fim do Mundo”
  7. Ivandro – “Povo”
  8. Dapunksportif – “World Needs Therapy”
  9. Lara Li – “Funâmbula”
  10. Voodoo Marmalade – “Tormento”

Six artists will qualify for the grand final. The six finalists will be chosen by 50% of the will of the Portuguese public and 50% of the preference of the jury.


Seven artists have already secured their presence in the grand final of the Portuguese national selection. These artists are:

Presenters of the second semifinal of the Festival da Canção 2023 are Sónia Araújo, Jorge Gabriel and Inês Lopes Gonçalves.

The first semifinal of the Festival da Canção 2023 will start at 22:00 CET and will last for three hours. You can follow it through the RTP website by clicking HERE.

Until we know who will represent Portugal at Eurovision 2023, let’s remember the country’s participation in last year’s contest. The previous winner of the Festival da Canção and Portugal‘s representative at Eurovision 2022 was Maro with the song “Saudade, Saudade” and she finished in 9th place in the Grand Final, bringing the country’s best position since its victory in 2017:

Stay tuned to Eurovisionfun for all the developments regarding Portugal’s participation in Eurovision 2023!

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