Portugal: The results of Semi-Final 1 of Festival da Canção 2023!

A moment that many Eurofans were anticipating for a long time, has finally come. Festival da Canção 2023 has officially started today and will last for two more weeks. Some minutes ago, the First Semi-Final of Portugal‘s national final though which their Eurovision 2023 representative is being selected, has been completed. The show took place at RTP studios in Lisbon, while the presenters of the night were Tânia Ribas de OliveiraJosé Carlos Malato and Inês Lopes Gonçalves.

The jury that is voting in the semi-finals is composed of:

  • Alex D’Alva (songwriter at Festival da Canção 2019 and 2021)
  • Carlos Mendes (representative of Portugal in Eurovision 1968 and 1972)
  • Márcia (participant in Festival da Canção 2017)
  • Maro (representative of Portugal in Eurovision 2022)
  • Neev (participant in Festival da Canção 2021)
  • Pedro Ribeiro (radio host)
  • Sara Correia (singer)
The ten songs that claimed the six tickets for the final are:

Blanca Paloma’s Performance

The Spanish representative for Eurovision 2023 appeared as a guest act in the First Semi-Final of Festival da Canção 2023. She performed a different version of “Eaea”.


The six finalists were determined 50% by the jury and 50% by the TV audience. The exact ranking of the artists by both the jury and the TV audience was not announced at the end of the evening. The detailed results will be made public at the end of the festival. 

The six artists that qualified to the Grand Final are:

However, due to technical issues with the televoting, it was decided to qualify one more song in the final. That was:

See you next Saturday, March 4th for the Second Semi-Final of Festival da Canção 2023!

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

Source: RTP