Late night news from Portugal

Portugal Eurovision

Another Eurovision Saturday evening ended with Portugal picking seven songs from a starting field of ten to advance to the Festival da Canção 2023.

The plan had been that the first five qualifiers would be decided by a 50/50 split between votes from an RTP jury and public televoting; where both streams of voting assigned points from 1–8, 10 and 12 based on ranking. The sixth qualifier (and therefore the runt of the litter) was to be determined by a second round of public televoting from the remaining entries.

A ‘technical issue’ with one of the televoting numbers saw RTP decide to send through six rather than five and give a ‘thanks for coming’ place to Neon Soho.

Results, you say, why of course …

1Moyah"Too Much Sauce"Out
2Bolha"Sonhos de liberdade"Out
3April Ivy"Modo voo"Out
5Cláudia Pascoal"Nasci Maria"Qualified
7Mimicat"Ai coração"Qualified
8You Can't Win, Charlie Brown"Contraste mudo"Qualified
9Neon Soho"Endless World"Qualified
10Esse Povo"Sapatos de cimento"Qualified