Susana Guerra, or Suzy to those of you outside of Portugal, was undoubtedly one of the most charismatic contestants at Eurovision 2014. Glossed over by the bookies and attacked by the Portuguese press, she emerged as a fan favourite because of her voice, her moves and her overall likeability. You can’t hold this woman down! Despite rocking the B&W Hallerne with the Portuguese/African/Latin rhythms of “Quero Ser Tua”, she missed the grand final by one point. Hopefully that will just make her hungry to return in the future.

But…what is she doing now? 

Despite some media reports, Suzy has not returned to Dubai. “I am living in Lisbon, Portugal for good,” she tells us via e-mail. “I am working on my album calmly, and it will probably be launched by the end of the year!”

Suzy recently revealed her ambitious plans for the future in a fan interview conducted on Facebook by the Portuguese magazine TV Guia.

The album is still in an embryonic phase, but it’s more than likely that it will be influenced by “soul, late 70’s funk, dance and pop”. She is also trying to record a song with a major international singer. Maybe with fellow diva Conchita Wurst?

She also confirmed what wiwibloggs previously announced: that she will be recording a “Quero Ser Tua” English-Afrikaans duet with South-African superstar Colé van Dais.

Suzy reiterated what an enormous honor it was to represent Portugal at Eurovision—“the most amazing experience I have ever had on a stage”. She wants to “wa wa waaay” us again on the ESC stage, but not with an uptempo song.

I’d love to represent my country again and live another magnificent three minutes on the Eurovision stage. But I’d maybe go with a big ballad, such as Pastora Soler’s ‘Quedate Conmigo’.

Makes sense, since Spain’s 2012 entry was one of the songs Suzy sang at the London Eurovision Party and other pre-Eurovision events.

Would you like to see Suzy at Eurovision again? Do you think a ballad suits her voice? Let us know in the comments box below.

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Zach
Zach
6 years ago

I wonder if she is going to release a Spanish version of “Quero ser tua” as I heard in a previous interview. I would love to hear it.

Nanda
Nanda
6 years ago

Thanks, but no thanks.

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

Also @ESCFan, well I guess it’s already quite tiring and time consuming to get prepared for ESC since they get selected to focus on anything else during that time and preparing a whole album is no easy task either! So even if they do that right after ESC it still can take months. Yes, releasing an album during ESC or right after would be ideal, because of the spotlight set on them during that time, but I personally prefer if they take their time like Suzy and do things right, instead of releasing a half rushed album which just might… Read more »

Thiefo
Thiefo
6 years ago

Would be interesting if she and Ruth indeed make a come back in a future year… would be even more interesting if they do so the same year… and even MORE interesting if they switch musical genres, Suzy to a ballad and Ruth to something more upbeat 😛

paco
6 years ago

Suzy eo quero ser tou,PORTUGAL go

Wergie
Wergie
6 years ago

Quero ser tua wasn’t that bad as some say.. not at all.

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

Her voice is truly perfect for ballad songs.

Maria
Maria
6 years ago

She comes across as a real sweetheart. Looking forward to hearing her album!

Dhani
Dhani
6 years ago

i love suzy she seems like the sweetest person in the world i will definitely buy her album and i hope she returns to Eurovision so sad she didn’t made the final but the ridiculous song from Iceland did!

ESCFan
ESCFan
6 years ago

An album in the end of the year? A year after participating in ESC? Why do not artists release album when they are in the spotlight for millions of people in Eurovision? I can’t really understand that!

Sam "Sopon"
6 years ago

Amo a Suzy! I would love for her to come back, but she is so much fun and a ballad would kill her party vibe in the interviews. She needs to do the ballad right and keep it big, or go back to pimba.