Published On: Februar 25th, 2023

Beside the finals in Finland and San Marino there are also three other interesting shows in Iceland, Portugal and Sweden. And there is the ESC winner Loreen from Sweden who is participating again in the Swedish Melodifestivalen. Will she be able to get another victory? Firstly she has to convince the Swedes in Malmö.



It’s the second semi-final tonight. And another five contestants will fight for a ticket for the Grand Final on 4 March. The show is taking place in Söngvakeppnishöllinni in Gufunes / Reykjavik. The show will hosted again by Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir, Unnsteinn Manuel Stefánsson and Sigurður Þorri Gunnarsson.

These are the five candidates:

  1. Kristín Sesselja – “Óbyggðir”
  2. Langi Seli og Skuggarnir – “OK” 
  3. Silja Rós & Kjalar – “Ég styð þína braut” 
  4. Úlfar – “Betri maður” 
  5. Sigga Ózk – “Gleyma þér og dansa” 




This is the first semi-final in Portugal for the Festival da Canção 2023 – the Portuguese pre-selection for this year. There are ten candidates in each semi-final and five songs will qualify for the Grand Final 11 March, the qualifiers will be determined by 50% jury voting and 50% televoting. The show will take place in the RTP studios in Lisbon and the hosts for the semi-finals will be Tânia Ribas de Oliveira & José Carlos Malato.

Here are the ten semi-finalists:

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



The last heat will bring seven new songs for Sweden, but only two songs will go directly into the Grand Final on 11 March. Not only Loreen is being seen as a new champion, but also Mariette and Nordman should not be underestimated.

These are the seven songs for tonight in a 30 seconds snippet version:

  1. Kiana – “Where Did You Go” 
  2. Signe & Hjördis – “Edelweiss” 
  3. Smash Into Pieces – “Six Feet Under” 
  4. Mariette – “One Day” 
  5. Emil Henrohn – “Mera” 
  6. Axel Schylström – “Gorgeous” 
  7. Loreen – “Tattoo” 



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