Eurovision 2023: Portugal’s First Rehearsal!

The fifth country that takes the stage for the first rehearsal is Portugal, with Mimicat and her song “Ai coração”.

Everything about Mimicat:

Described as having a ‘sassy-badass’ stage presence, Mimicat (otherwise known as Marisa Mena) likes to marry her soulful voice with catchy melodies in the songs she writes.
She’s been singing and recording since the age of 9, but burst onto the scene big time in 2014 with the release of her critically acclaimed debut album “For You”.

This year has a lot in store for the singer-songwriter; as well as heading to Liverpool, she’ll be busting out a new album, which will obviously feature Ai Coração – her Eurovision entry which Mimicat wrote and co-produced with Luís Pereira.

The Rehearsal

The opening piano glissando gives big I Will Survive vibes, but this performance is pure musical theatre fabulousness. The staging has been stripped back from Mimicat’s winning performance at Festival da Canção – still four backing dancers bringing the energy, but no sofas. The theme of the lighting and costumes is RED – Mimicat’s dress is entirely made of red feathers.

Vocally Mimicat sounds incredible – this is a classy cabaret crowd-pleaser and the final note is HUGE.

Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Corinne Cumming / EBU


Below you can watch a small clip from Portugal’s first rehearsal from TikTok :

@eurovision Bringing the CLASS and SASS 💃 ♥️ #Eurovision2023 #Eurovision @Mimicat ♬ original sound – Eurovision

The second rehearsal of Portugal takes place on Wednesday 3/5 and we will be able to have a better view of what Mimicat will be presenting on stage.


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