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March 12, 2023

Greece: Victor Vernicos’ song presented

It took longer than planned, but finally here it is: the Greek entry for the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. It was not an easy road to Liverpool and it still isn’t. After the (internal) national selection, runner up Melissa Mantzoukis objected. There were three shortlisted songs and artists, but one of them withdrew. However, votes for the withdrawn songs were still counted. Also, the point values awarded do not sum to the quantity of points available. If they had, Melissa Mantzoukis would have won. On 6 March, court decided that there was not enough time left to change the entry. The deadline was too close. Victor Vernicos therefore remains the Greek contestant. The song Victor wrote himself is called “What they say”. Greece will perform at the first half of the second semifinal.  

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Mimicat is the artist for Portugal

National final season is over. Mimicat won the Portuguese final Festival Da Canção 2023. She will sing the song “Ai, coração”, which is written by Marisa Mena and composed by Marisa Mena and Luís Perreira. Mimicat won the national final after an exciting voting. The jury voting resulted in a tie between Mimicat and Edmundo Inácio, but the televoter chose Mimicat. This is the full result: Mimicat, “Ai, coração”, 24 pt. Edmundo Inácio, “A festa”, 22 pt. Cláudia Pascoal, “Nasci Maria”, 12 pt. Bárbara Tinoco, “Goodnight”, 9 pt. Ivandro, “Povo”, 9 pt. Dapunksportif, “World needs therapy”, 8 pt. Voodoo Marmalade, “Tormento”, 7 pt. You Can’t Win Charlie Brown, “Contraste mudou”, 7 pt. Churky, “Encruzilhada”, 5 pt. Neon Soho, “Endless world”, 5 pt. Esse Povo, “Sapatos de cimento”, 4 pt. Sal, “Viver”, 3 pt. Inês Apenas, “Fim do mundo”, 3 pt.  

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