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.
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