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Portugal: Mimicat wins Festival da Canção 2023

March 12, 2023

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Mimicat has won 'Festival da Canção 2023' and will represent Sweden in Liverpool with her song "Ai Coração"!

The show took place at RTP Studio 1 in Lisbon, hosted by Filomena Cautela, Vasco Palmeirim and Inês Lopes Gonçalves

The running order was as follows:

  1. Cláudia Pascoal – “Nasci Maria”
  2. Churky – “Encruzilhada”
  3. Esse Povo – “Sapatos de Cimento”
  4. Bárbara Tinoco – “Goodnight”
  5. You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – “Contraste Mudo”
  6. Voodoo Marmalade – “Tormento”
  7. Inês Apenas – “Fim do Mundo”
  8. Mimicat – “Ai Coração”
  9. Dapunksportif – “World Needs Therapy”
  10. Neon Soho – “Endless World”
  11. Ivandro – “Povo”
  12. Edmundo Inácio – “A Festa”
  13. Sal – “Viver”

The result were decided using a system of 50% jury votes and 50% televotes. Mimicat and Edmundo Inácio tied for the jury vote victory while Mimicat won the televote. 

Portugal have seen their stock rise in Eurovision since recording their first victory in 2017 with Salvador Sobral and his song “Amar pelos dois“. Since then, Portugal have only missed the final once (2019). Last year MARO and her song “Saudade, saudade” reached 9th, Portugal’s only second top 10 finish at Eurovision since 1996.

What you do think of Portugal’s choice? How will do at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool? Let us know in the comments below!

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