In August her manager told Danish Eurovision site Eurovisionary that she was potentially open to the possibility of singing at Eurovision for Portugal.
But on Wednesday Canadian singer Nelly Furtado distanced herself from her manager’s comments, claiming she has no idea where the Eurovision rumours started.
I respect all creative showcases but have no idea where Eurovision rumour came from. It is a mere rumour. Good luck 2 all the contestants. ????
— Nelly Furtado (@NellyFurtado) September 21, 2016
As you’ll recall, it was Rose Slanic, Nelly’s manager, who sparked the fire.
She reportedly told Eurovisionary: “If RTP contacts us with further details and a considerable amount of time, we might consider the idea.”
It now seems that she was speaking vaguely and generally, having not actually consulted the pop star.
Following the initial reports we contacted Miss Slanic, but she did not reply to our inquiry.
Born in Vancouver, Canada, Nelly is the daughter of Maria Manuela and António José Furtado, who originally hail from São Miguel Island in the Azores.
She rose to fame in 2000 with the release of her debut album Whoa, Nelly!, which included her best-known single “I’m Like A Bird”.
Subsequent albums included gems like “Promiscuous”, “Maneater” and “Say it Right”, and have resulted in the sale of more than 40 million records worldwide.
Are you bummed that Nelly has poured cold water over her manager’s statement? Which Portuguese pop star would you like to see singing for Portugal?