Portugal’s Eurovision singer Suzy is a ray of sunshine. Born Susana Guerra, this diva is the total package with the voice, the looks, and the personality to make our readers smile (and to make some of them sweat). It’s no wonder she won the Portuguese televote with 42% of the vote. Her marketing campaign helped too.
“We put the music on the local radio throughout the country and we had a lot of radio supporting us,” she told wiwiblogger Deban Aderemi at the London Eurovision Party. “I also did TV performances. And my home city has a lot of population. I was the Queen of Carnival of that city on the weekend!”
This ambitious lady knows that Eurovision doesn’t make a career long-lasting. That takes drive and self-belief.
“What about after? A lot of [contestants] just go back and back to Eurovision and they don’t continue their dream. You have to be proactive. You don’t expect a contest to make you succeed. You have to succeed for yourself. If you believe in yourself and believe that you have capabilities and record an album, then why not?”
Despite her many accomplishments—including Portugal’s best-selling Christmas single of all time—she was still shocked when songwriter Emmanuel approached her with Quero ser tua. “I was numb…I’ve been away for a long time. I lived in Canada, in the States, in Dubai. I was away from all of it.”
But baby, you are back! YASSSSS! We love Suzy so much. Will you be voting for her in the first semi-final on May 6?