Boa noite Europe, we have a winner! Portugal has determined the act who will follow into Maro’s footsteps, Mimicat will defend the Portuguese colours at the forthcoming 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool next May.
Mimicat was crowned the winners of Festival da Cançao 2023 with ‘Ai Coracao,’ and will represent Portugal at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool.
The 2023 Portuguese Eurovision representative was determined via 50/50 regional jury-public televoting deliberation.
About the show
The Grand Final of Festival da Cançao 2023 was held at RTP’s Studios in Lisbon . A total of 13 acts battled for the right to fly the Portuguese flag at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon during tonight’s gala. The show was hosted by Filomena Cautela(Eurovision 2018 hostess) and Vasco Palmeirim.
Portugal in Eurovision
Portugal debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 and has won the competition once, namely in 2017 with Salvador Sobral‘s Amor pelo dois. The country successfully hosted the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.
Portugal has competed 53 times in the Eurovision Song Contest.
In 2022 Maro represented Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin with her entry ‘Saudade‘ achieving a place 9th in the Grand Final.
Cover Photo: RTP