Festival da Canção 2023: Semi-Finals Running Order Announced

The Portuguese broadcaster RTP is gearing up for the yearly Festival da Canção that will begin in two weeks.

After all the songs have been released now its the time to reveal how’s the show lineup will look like with the running order officially announced.

Semi Final 1 Hosted by Tânia Ribas de Oliveira and José Carlos Malato (February 25, 2023)

  1. MoYah – Too Much Sauce
  2. BOLHA – Sonhos de Liberdade
  3. April Ivy – Modo Voo
  4. Churky – Encruzilhada
  5. Cláudia Pascoal – Nasci Maria
  6. SAL – Viver 
  7. Mimicat – Ai Coração
  8. You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown – Contraste Mudo
  9. Neon Soho – Endless
  10. Esse Povo – Sapatos de Cimento

Semi Final 2 Hosted by Sónia Araújo and Jorge Gabrie (March 4, 2023):

  1. Edmundo Inácio – A Festa
  2. The Happy Mess – O Impossível
  3. Teresinha Landeiro – Enquanto é tempo
  4. Bandua – Bandeiras 
  5. Bárbara Tinoco – Goodnight
  6. INÊS APENAS – Fim do Mundo
  7. Ivandro – Povo
  8. DAPUNKSPORTIF – World Needs Therapy
  9. Lara Li – Funâmbula
  10. Voodoo Marmalade – Tormento

Studio Playlist




The grand final of will take place on March 11th, 2023 and hosted by Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim. This will also be the date when we will reveal who will represent Portugal in Liverpool.

Portugal will compete in the first half of semi-final 1 at Eurovision 2023

Maro sang for Portugal last year in in Turin. With 207 points, her entry “Saudade, saudade” finished 9th and the grand final.

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