Portugal Festival da Canção 2023: Semi-Final 2

Portugal: Lineup for Festival da Canção 2023 final completed

The 13 songs that will compete next week in Portugal's Festival da Canção 2023 final are now all selected. The winner will represent the country at Eurovision 2023

The six last songs for Festival da Canção 2023 have now been chosen.

Unlike last week no technical issue was reported, and therefore one last qualifier was announced. Initially, the jury and the televote split their decision equally on the first five qualifiers. Afterwards, the public was given the chance of saving one more song.

Tonight's event was hosted by Sónia Araújo and Jorge Gabriel in RTP's studios in Lisbon. The list of judges was the same:

Festival da Canção 2023 – Semi-final 2

First round of voting

Voting50% jury
50% televoting

Second round of voting

Voting100% televoting

The lineup for next Saturday's final of Festival da Canção 2023 is now complete:

Festival da Canção 2023 – Final


Festival da Canção 2023

Portugal will select its Eurovision 2023 representative through its iconic national selection, Festival da Canção. The first two shows served as the semi-finals where six songs from each show qualified for the final. The winner will be determined by a joint decision between the public at home and a professional jury.

  • Semi-final 1: 25 February 2023 (hosted by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and José Carlos Malato)
  • Semi-final 2: 4 March 2033 (hosted by Sónia Araújo and Jorge Gabriel)
  • Final: 11 March 2023 (hosted by Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim)

Every show will be broadcast live from RTP's studios in Lisbon.

Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal has participated in the contest 53 times since 1964. It was a very bad start, as they managed to get zero points in their debut year.

Portugal 2014: Suzy - "Quero Ser Tua"

Before Eurovision 2017, they had never won the contest, and had never made the top 5. In fact, Portugal held the record for most appearances in the contest without a win!

But that changed in 2017, when Salvador Sobral won with "Amar Pelos Dois."

Portugal 2014: Suzy - "Quero Ser Tua"

Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Portugal has only qualified for the Grand Final 7 out of 16 times.

About the author: Pedro Santos (Portugal)

authorPedro comes from Lisbon, Portugal. He's 30 years old and graduated in journalism. He has attended Eurovision Song Contest three times live - 2018, 2019 and 2022 - and covered the show twice more (2021, 2023) but his first Eurovision memory takes him back to 2007 when Sarbel delivered his catchy "Yassou Maria" performance. Pedro's favorite Eurovision song is Albania's 2015 "I'm Alive" by Elhaida Dani which is also his favorite Eurovision edition.

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