First finalists of Festival da Canção 2023 decided
Tonight, after a marathon show at RTP Studios in Lisbon, we have our first six finalists for Festival da Canção 2023. The first six were chosen by a 50/50 jury-televote system, while the seventh was picked by the public alone. The final will take place on 11th March.
The first six finalists are:
- Churky – Encruzilhada
- Cláudia Pascoal – Nasci Maria
- Mimicat – Ai coração
- You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – Contraste mudo
- SAL – Viver
- Esse Povo – Sapatos do cimento
The seventh finalist, selected following a technical glitch with the votes earlier, was:
- Neon Soho – Endless World
Tonight’s show featured interval performances from soul band HMB and pop singers Ele and Ana. The jury contained former FDC competitors and songwriters, including Maro, who represented Portugal at Eurovision last year with Saudade, saudade.
Let us know who your personal favorites are in the second semi final, by voting for them in our poll right here:
- Edmundo Inacio - A festa 25%, 307 votes307 votes 25%307 votes - 25% of all votes
- Barbara Tinoco - Goodnight 22%, 268 votes268 votes 22%268 votes - 22% of all votes
- Bandua - Bandeiras 11%, 134 votes134 votes 11%134 votes - 11% of all votes
- Dapunksportif - World Needs Therapy 9%, 109 votes109 votes 9%109 votes - 9% of all votes
- Ines Apenas - Fim do mundo 9%, 108 votes108 votes 9%108 votes - 9% of all votes
- Teresinha Landeiro - Enquanto e tempo 6%, 74 votes74 votes 6%74 votes - 6% of all votes
- Voodoo Marmalade - Tormento 6%, 71 vote71 vote 6%71 vote - 6% of all votes
- Ivandro - Povo 6%, 70 votes70 votes 6%70 votes - 6% of all votes
- The Happy Mess - O impossivel 4%, 44 votes44 votes 4%44 votes - 4% of all votes
- Lara Li - Funambula 2%, 19 votes19 votes 2%19 votes - 2% of all votes
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