She’s the musical hurricane who took the Eurovision stage by storm back in 2014 with her traditional pop hit “Quero Ser Tua” (I Wanna Be Yours), emerging as a fan favourite if not a Eurovision finalist.

And now Suzy finds herself at the centre of an online petition that calls for her to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in her native Portugal.

Spanish fan Jaime Criado Rodríguez — one of the many Spaniards that supports Suzy in her many endeavours — dreamed up the petition which launched today. He’s hoping to get RTP’s attention and he needs your help.

In the petition, created on change.org, Jaime calls on the Portuguese broadcaster to consider Suzy for the hosting gig.

We ask RTP (Radio and Television of Portugal) to include Suzy as one of the hosts of Eurovision 2018. The success achieved by her song “Quero Ser Tua”, her international musical path and her ease with many languages make her the perfect host. 

Indeed, Suzy is a skilled linguist who has shown off her skills with a variety of languages while working as an air steward in the Middle East and as a pharmaceutical sales executive in the United States and Canada. That’s in addition to working her native tongue on hits like “Nesta Noite Branca” — the most enduring Portuguese Christmas song of all time.

Plus she’s a huge Eurovision fan!

As of now — Tuesday at 19:40 GMT — the petition only has 27 signatures but we are sure the number will rise in the coming days. We want the Suzy shake to send seismic waves across the Eurovision stage once more!

Suzy, who performed at the Wiwi Jam in Stockholm in 2016, has also hosted the Welcome ESPre-Party in Madrid and killed it at the recent World Pride, also in Madrid.

Suzy joins a growing list of fan favourites to host next year’s musical extravaganza. Among them are Catarina Furtado, Sílvia Alberto, Filomena Cautela and Pedro Granger.

CATARINA FURTADO

A 44-year-old TV presenter and actress, Catarina Furtado has media in her blood: She’s the daughter of noted RTP journalist Joaquim Furtado, who famously reported on the Carnation Revolution military coup in 1974. But Catarina is definitely standing on her own two feet, having worked with RTP for the past 14 years.

She has immense experience hosting televised talent shows, including the two most recent editions of The Voice of Portugal — the network’s highest-rated show. Perhaps most germane to this discussion, she also hosted the 2017 edition of Festival da Canção, which resulted in Salvador singing for Portugal at Eurovision. Kind, experienced and, let’s face it, stunningly beautiful, she would be in her comfort zone while leading the show either alone or accompanied.

SÍLVIA ALBERTO

Sílvia Alberto is also in the mix.

The 36-year-old stunner trained at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, so she’s comfortable on the stage and knows how to deal with drama. Just like Catarina, she served as a host at Festival da Canção. In fact, she’s led the show eight times — through good times and bad, through the amazing Suzy…and Homens da Luta.

A former Disney Club presenter, she hit the big time when she presented Ídolos — the Portuguese version of Idol — in 2003 and 2004, alongside actor Pedro Granger (more on him below). Since then she’s hosted other talent shows including Operação Triunfo(2007 and 2011) and most recently, Got Talent Portugal. From circus performers to dance troupes to singers, Catarina has dealt with them all.

FILOMENA CAUTELA

When it comes to the green room — where a host needs to draw out the personality of the acts — the obvious choice is Filomena Cautela.

Funny, charismatic and welcoming, Filomena was Portugal’s spokesperson in this year’s Eurovision final (watch her from 23:52 here). She currently helps laugh Portuguese to sleep with her comedy chat show “5 Para A Meia Noite” (Five to Midnight).

She’s no stranger to the world of Eurovision either. As with the earlier ladies, she played a role at Festival da Canção 2017, hosting this year’s green room. In Portugal, everyone knows her and almost everyone loves her.

PEDRO GRANGER

He’s perhaps the country’s most famous diehard Eurovision fan — and he’s very easy on the eyes.

Pedro Granger — Portuguese TV host and actor — has traveled to Eurovision each year since 2011, choosing to watch the contest live and in person rather than admiring from afar. Right after Portugal won this year’s contest, the 37-year-old stud took to Instagram where he confessed that he’d love to host the show.

“…And to answer all your messages about me hosting Eurovision here in 2018, of course it would be a dream come true but I know that it’s going to be 40 dogs for 1 one bone.”

Pedro may make a good double act with Sílvia. In addition to co-hosting Ídolos, they also co-hosted Festival da Canção 2012.

Who do you think would be the best host? Do you believe Suzy is able to host the entire gig by herself? Tell us in the comment section below!

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The Anders
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Don’t know about her abilities as host, but I strongly dislike her Eurovision entry.

isabel
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isabel

Sílvia Alberto is another name on the list, but I’m not sure of her English skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1gExC2IPgs

isabel
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isabel

Catarina Furtado is not fluent either but seems to be better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdcs2rwMAP4

isabel
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isabel

Herman José is not mentioned here, but he’s a senior name from RTP, he’s funny and his English is good (see from min 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nySeBmdfCQ4

Jess
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Jess

she’s crayyyyy i love her so much

TACV
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TACV

Suzy to host? No, please no. Green room or red carpet host i would agree. To host my wet dream would be Catarina Furtado and Diogo Infante. I want something more classic … no gimmicky or clownish like the Swedish formula. Something between Palm D’Or and this year Oscars, with a bit of James Bond vibe (one can always dream) and Catarina e Diogo are the best for that. I really think Portugal will do it very different from the last couple of year formulas and i’m so happy for that.

Catherine
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Catherine

Agree

isabel
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isabel

Diogo Infante would be perfect and his English is good (see minute 0:40): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A4gsUiUd48

Denis
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Denis

Don’t get the love for Suzy! It wasn’t even a good song. Very stereotypical and bland, not to mention forgetful.
Yes she’s fun and can speak English well but is that the only requeirement for hosting? How about some actual presenters?

Kjetil
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Kjetil

I don’t think she has enough experience to be a main host but I would love to see her in the green room!

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Speaks clear and fluent English check. A ESC entrant check. Knows how it feels to be a non-qualifier check. I’m 100% behind this. Make it happen!

Calum Macleod
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Calum Macleod

She could be good to host the green room.

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

That would be a great idea too!

Hada
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Hada

What’s wrong with giving the hosting job to presenters? I’m sure there are enough actual presenters there who have worked for years for an opportunity like this and would do an awesome job, or at least much better than Suzy (or the Sobrals, or any other singer).

Gino
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Gino

We need someone who is bearable to watch. The androids of 2015 were all skilled presenters but that didnt stop them from being beyond terrible

Colin
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Colin

Suzy was my initial pick for hosting the show. She certainly has the flair for it.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Catarina and Nelly Furtado a.k.a. the Stolen Sistrens should host. Talent, beauty and pronunciation will be served. And who doesn’t want a medley of Nelly’s hits? I’m Like a Bird, Maneater, Say It Right and Manos al aire deserve to be remembered.

Maneater
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Maneater

Nelly Furtado or no one!

Sarah
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Sarah

Suzy will never be the host. The Portuguese people wouldn’t never allow that. In Portugal Suzy participation it’s seen as one of the worst entries ever (shameful even). I don’t have nothing against her (she seems to be a great person) but her music is the typical Portuguese trashy music (I mean, look at the lyrics!!!). Not only that, there was a major drama when she was selected because apparently the composer (a very known Portuguese singer) bought votes.

RTP would never ever consider her to be one of the host or even to sing at the event.

James
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James

Apparently, the rest of the world loved Quero Se Tua and Suzy. Not sure what justifies local hatred for that song if that is indeed true.

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

I guess they hate it because it’s stereotypical and cliché for a Portuguese song. Not many Italians were here for Il Volo for the same reason.

Sarah
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Sarah

Well, the rest of the world didn’t love her or she would had pass to the finals. It’s exactly like Polegend Godgarina said, “Eu quero ser tua” it’s the stereotypical lame Portuguese song that we only hear and dance when we are drunk. We don’t want to be associated with it.

And probably 90% of the Portuguese don’t even remember her.

James
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James

That’s quite strange. A song that heavily identifies with a country’s musical heritage is hated by its own people. How shameful.

It’s a fun summer song that the rest of the world enjoys, especially as a summertime track.

maria
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maria

That song doesn’t identify with the country’s musical heritage at all.
If anything, it represents the 21st century “light Portuguese music”, which is listened by uneducated people.

James
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James

Portuguese-language music is quite diverse though, so there is a gwnre for everbody to enjoy, which is why portugeses shouldn’t be ashamed of their own piece of living culture.

maria
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maria

You can hardly call it “culture” when the lyrics of the song are as cheap and vulgar as this: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/quero-ser-tua-i-want-be-yours.html
It’s the worst song that ever represented us in Eurovision. Even Homens da Luta were better than that (at least they had a political message).

Anyway, for what matters here, there’s no chance that Suzy will host the contest. Maybe the fan zone parties, but no more that that.

Catherine
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Catherine

I’m from Russia, but Portugal always was my favourite country on Eurovision and I like portugal music very much. And for me Suzy was a nighmare, very bad, amoung last places on my personal top.

Marco
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Marco

Okay first of all there was NEVER proof that he bought votes. That was all a rumor. I’m portuguese so stop spreading LIES. SHE WON FAIR AND SQUARE

Tiago S
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Tiago S

Also Portuguese and also with the girls. Susy is a nice girl but that song is an embarrassment.

Branko
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Branko

What about the Lady who represented Portugal in 2008? I think I even saw her with Salvador in greenroom.

Nope
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Nope

it wasn´t vania! i can see the resemblance though

Kieran B. O'S. Valente
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I have nothing against Suzy as a person but her style of music is on the antipodes of mine and as a hostess I think she’d be hopeless. Her English is not that good either (understatement). Of the above I think Catarina Furtado would be the best (no, she’s not too old) and for a bit of eye candy Pedro Granger might also be kind of Hot, I mean cool. Filomena Cautela is superfunny, maybe green room interviews? The rumours about Nelly Furtado are absurd though as an interval act she might be great (and sing in 4 languages) –… Read more »

Quase...
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Quase...

Just forget it! Not gonna happen!

D
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D

I never understood this love for Suzy. She was so fake in every interview I saw with her, it was unbearable to watch. Also, she did horrible when she was in ESC, that’d be so weird having some washed-up ESC failure coming back to host. I would not like seeing her hosting.

Azaad
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Azaad

Well Poli hosted JESC before 2016, and so was also a non qualifier. Portugal placed 27th overall in 2014, so they were borderline that year and far from a complete failure.

And after this year, I think we all want someone who can speak English fluently.

Kai
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Kai

suzy did horrible? she was one of the fans favourite! the arena gave her a huge applause…

Rúben
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Rúben

I heard somewhere that she got a graduation in social comunication

Rúben
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Rúben

i’m not very into that

Catherine
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Catherine

Absolutely no!

No Name
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No Name

Not gonna happen. Get a grip girl

beccaboo1212
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That’s not a bad idea. Suzy has very good English, and she could be able to join the list of Eurovision alum that have hosted the contest later on. For example, 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw was one of the hosts in 2016. 🙂

Cristina
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She’s great! She knows how to animate a party and she knows how to make Eurovision shine! Thumbs up for Suzy!

Jo
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Jo

Does she have the skills to do it? Speaking English isn’t the only requirement…
Enough of unfunny bots.

Azaad
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Azaad

She’s seems like she has a sense of humour- of course she can be a co host.

Jo
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Jo

Green Room, maybe. For the main show I don’t see her managing it well.