Participant(s): Vânia Fernandes Song: Senhora Do Mar (Negras Águas) Writer(s): Carlos Coelho Composer(s): Andrej Babic
Portugal is back! After many years of bad luck and various strange music attempts, Portugal has found back to it’s old music quality from the 80’s and before. This year Portugal is going to present a real authentic song right of the heart and soul of the Portuguese people. It’s a kind of new Fado, sung by the lovely singer Vania, who is singing with such an indulgence and passion that goose bumps are guaranteed.
Due to the fact that in recent years more and more gimmick songs entered the Eurovision Song Contest, many people complained the good quality songs with musical pretension are missing, like Dulce Pontes in 1991. She became very popular with her ambitious entry “Lusitana paixao” and came 8th. Of course, not everyone will like this kind of music, but even though this song stands out from the others. Maybe this is a kind of underdog this year!
Portugal never qualified for the final since the new show system was launched in 2004. But this year, things may change. This year, there are three shows: two semi-finals and one final. Each semi-final shows 19 entries, 9 are determined via televoting into the final, and one is going to be determined by a jury!