This year the Portuguese broadcaster will bring the world’s best Fado singer on the ESC stage! The world famous singer Mariza, who is known for her charismatic traditional and modern singing has been won over by the organizers. This will be a real benefit for the general acceptance of Eurovision Song Contest.
Mariza was born in Mozambique and has been involved with music since the age of five. Nowadays she gives concerts all around the world from the London Albert Hall to the Sydney Opera House.
At the German reception in the Goethe Institute in Lisbon her appearance was truly magical. Especially, when she left the stage during her second song and went through the guests to sing without microphone. This was a real authentic moment for everybody. This appearance has showed that Mariza is someone very special. It was an honour to meet her.
You can watch her performing at the Grand Final opening sequence.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!