After a one year absence, we are happy that Portugal will again #JoinUs all at Eurovision in Copenhagen. Portuguese broadcaster RTP decided to keep Festival da Canção simple this year with one semi-final (that went down tonight) and one final. Not a bad idea for a country still recovering from the chill of recession. Anyway, Rui Andrade, Zana, […]
RTP, Portugal’s state broadcaster, has revealed the names of the 10 composers it has invited to pen songs for Festival da Canção, the Portuguese national selection. It’s invitation only, y’all.
RTP, Portugal’s state broadcaster, finally has its house in order. Last year the cash-strapped nation had to withdraw from Eurovision because of the ongoing downturn. But they have pinched pennies and found a way to make it work in 2014. We are so glad!
Portugal shares in the radiant Iberian weather of Spain and Andorra. Unfortunately it also shares their abysmal record at Eurovision. Lisbon may not have placed last, but it’s also never had cause to cheer ‘Saúde’ at points pouring in from across Europe because…well…that’s never happened. In fact they’ve never been given enough points to crack […]
For five years, the city of Sebtúbal in Portugal has been hosting the biggest “off-season” Eurovision event of the calendar. This is of course the “Eurovision Live Concert”, which will be taking place on the 5th, 6th and 7th of September this year. If there are any Eurovision fans that are looking for sun rather […]
Today the Wiwi Jury—our international panel of music un-professionals—headed to Lisbon to review our final act of 2012. Portugal’s Filipa Sousa hoped to wow us with “Vida Minha” (Life of Mine). Did we like her life? Or did we want her to get a life? Read on to find out…
Portugal’s Filipa Sousa lit up the stage during her first Eurovision rehearsal earlier this week. But she was already blowing up our camera at the recent London Eurovision Party. WiwiBloggs.Com’s Deban Aderemi sat down with Filipa to talk about her chances in Baku, her favourite entries, and what it’s like to represent a country that […]
Deban: Beautiful song, but somewhat let down by the staging. (A tiny bit…). There are many fado moments in the song, but the instrumentation isn’t realised visually. This is where Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic excels. Shame they’re both in the same semi-final with similar ethnic/folk material. On a positive note, though, the backdrop is excellent. The rustic […]