Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

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Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Flutey » 08 May 2009, 22:39

So, what do you guys think of my country's entry this year?

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[youtube=r_EXeeAACwA&feature=related]First rehersal at Moscow(not the official video)[/youtube]



Portugal has entered the Eurovision Song Contest 42 times. Portugal has missed only 3 contests since the country's debut in 1964.

Portugal's debut entry was António Calvário with "Oração" ("A prayer"), however it was not a successful debut for the country, with Calvário coming last in the contest. Since then Portugal has come last another two times, in 1974 when Paulo de Carvalho sang "E depois do adeus" (And after the farewell") and in 1997 when Célia Lawson performed "Antes do adeus" ("Before goodbye"). Despite its last place finish in the contest, "E depois do adeus" has since gained notability for being one of the two signals to begin the Carnation Revolution against the Estado Novo regime in the country.

Portugal has never won the contest, being the longest country in the contest without a win. Their best place was at the 1996 contest, when Lúcia Moniz came sixth for Portugal with the song "O meu coração não tem cor" ("My heart has no colour"). As such, Portugal has never finished in the top five of any contest.

Since semi-finals were introduced into the contest in 2004 Portugal could not proceed from the semi-final from 2004 to 2007, achieving a best place of 11th place, 3 points away from qualifying. However, in 2008, Vânia Fernandes became the first Portuguese artist to qualify to the final when she came second with "Senhora do mar (Negras águas)" ("Lady of the sea (Black waters)"). In the final she came 13th with 69 points, Portugal's best place since 1996.


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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Alfa86 » 09 May 2009, 14:32

Totally in love with this song! I posted a thread when it first came out, and it hadn't been choosen to represent Portugal yet! Now that it's on the competition I'm a big supporter of it! Go Portugal! (by the way, I was in Porto last week and in the Minho region... fascinating places)
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby DarkInk » 09 May 2009, 23:30

Sucks!
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Flutey » 10 May 2009, 18:08

Would you send Luciana? :p
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Tiiger » 10 May 2009, 18:19

I like the song a lot but the clothes and stuff is putting me off. Get a stylist.. unless this is Portugese fashion. :think:
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Alfa86 » 13 May 2009, 00:14

Congrats for tonight!
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Flutey » 13 May 2009, 00:16

YAY!!!! We're in the FINAL!
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby aganju » 13 May 2009, 02:07

so lovely... i adore portuguese language
*even though i dont like portuguese accent :p (and even though i have a portuguese boyfriend...)
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Flutey » 13 May 2009, 11:21

Portuguese accent is so much nicer then the brazilian :devil:
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Emma_Olmi » 17 May 2009, 00:34

One of the only songs that actually represented the country!

Was a great performance, nice song, and a ESC kind of song.
And for the fashion and stuff like someone said, DUH, yes, it is Portuguese original style.
I grow up thinking that this contest is about representing our countries... obviously the rest of Europe doesn't think this way.
Sad and disappointing!!!!
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Tim » 17 May 2009, 01:03

Portugal did a really good job this year! You should be proud!
It has been hailed as a "true gem" throughout all the Norwegian commentary!
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Adam » 17 May 2009, 01:08

Yeah UK commentary were nice about it - it was a nice song, not amazing, but felt heartfelt and that they really enjoyed being there and playing part.
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Kawai » 17 May 2009, 01:10

Belgian's were good, too. I found this entry really refreshing.
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Mama Dee » 17 May 2009, 02:10

Turkey beat you :p
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Alfa86 » 17 May 2009, 23:52

Still my fave song of the contest... by the way did they achieve the highest place for Portugal in the story of Eurovision?
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Re: Thoughts about the Portuguese entry...

Postby Flutey » 18 May 2009, 00:18

Their best place was at the 1996 contest, when Lúcia Moniz came sixth for Portugal with the song "O meu coração não tem cor" ("My heart has no colour").


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