RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster, has revealed that a total of 667 songs have been submitted to compete in Festival da Canção 2023. This is how the broadcaster divulged the news on Facebook.

Foram 667 as canções recebidas através da livre submissão para o Festival da Canção 2023.💥💥💥
Os quatro selecionados serão avisados nos próximos dias ( fiquem atentos 😉)
Obrigado a todos os que participaram!

Source: RTP Facebook Official Page

These 667 songs are competing for four spots in Festival da Canção 2023 as part of the open call to all performers. The other sixteen songs will constitute songs by composers who received a direct invitation from the broadcaster.

The number of entries reveals a continued interest in the contest for the second year in a row with more than 600 songs submitted.

RTP has not yet announced the dates for the selection.

Source: Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Last year, MARO represented Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy with the song “Saudade, Saudade”. She finished in 9th place in the final.

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