When Suzy Guerra narrowly missed a spot in the grand final of Eurovision 2014, our hearts sank. It wasn’t just because we loved her song “Quero ser tua” and her upbeat performance. It was because in the months leading up to Eurovision Suzy won us over with her charm and grace, and her warmth and humour. She’s a fantastic performer, but she’s also a lovely person—a combination you don’t always get in showbiz. With that in mind, the team from wiwibloggs is pleased to announce that Suzy has won the 2014 Daria Kinzer Prize for Miss Congeniality!
The Eurovision Song Contest was founded to bring Europe together following the carnage of World War II. This award honours the contestant whose press conferences and off-stage appearances did the most to honour the Eurovision tradition of peace and camraderie. Daria Kinzer flopped out in ESC 2011, but she stayed throughout the week and partied her claw-nail toes off until the wee hours of the morning with her hardcore fans. She truly embodied the spirit of her song “Celebrate”. Suzy continues the tradition of performance with personality, stardom with a soul.
Suzy Guerra: Miss Congeniality 2014
Suzy has always stayed close to her fans in good times and bad. We first met her at Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam, about a month before Eurovision. The room was full of Eurovision stars, but we gravitated directly to Miss Guerra. She treated us to a few bars from “Nesta Noite Branca” (This White Night), which remains the best-selling Christmas song of all-time in Portugal. She also kept her head high as she discussed the drama that occured during the Portuguese national final. Perseverance, integrity, poise—Suzy demonstrated all of this and more.
Suzy has done it all. How many pop stars do you know who have worked in real estate, banking, and pharmaceuticals, and lived in Canada, Dubai, Portugal and the United States? She’s a woman of many talents and many tongues, which she demonstrated to us at the London Eurovision Party later in April. She is a star, but she is not a diva. Her parents taught her right…
In April, Suzy was shockingly eliminated from our search for Eurovision’s Next Top Model, as she narrowly missed a spot among the Top 16 in the semi-finals. We knew this was wrong. So we declared a she-mergency, staged a last-minute vote, and Suzy emerged as our readers’ clear favourite to re-enter the race. We obtained some sizzling photos that captured Suzy’s true beauty, and she ultimately finished in the Top 5 with more than 24,000 votes. Suzy is loved.
On-the-ground at Eurovision, Suzy stayed upbeat and positive. She emerged as a fan favourite at the Eurofan Cafe, and the audiences begged her to reprise her song “Quero ser tua” again and again. She always obliged, at one point doing four performances in a row.
Most touching, however, was the special luncheon given to her by OGAE Portugal the day after her semi-final. She walked into the room. All of the guests stood up and clapped for her. And Suzy shed some tears. Eurovision—and her Eurovision fans—mean a lot to her. Her enthusiasm is real. We cannot think of a better woman to carry the title of Miss Congeniality 2014!
Her journey is not over yet. Suzy’s next album is expected to drop by the end of the year! Stay tuned to wiwibloggs for the latest developments.
Valentina Monetta Awards 2014
This award is just one of a dozen awards we have launched as part of the second annual Valentina Monetta Awards. Our 12 categories—from best dressed to most most wronged at ESC—identify the contestants who left the biggest impression on Eurovision fans, regardless of whether they won the contest or not. Nine of the awards were decided by the public. But three of the awards, including this one, were decided by members of Team Wiwi who were on the ground in Copenhagen. You can review the winners of each category by clicking here.
yeah!! Suzy Suzy Suzy!!
wa wa we wawew 😀
No No not Suzy again!!!!!
Suzy dont look far from 40 yrs either
come on!!! Eurovision its not only about ballads and outstanding voices!
if Portugal send ballads its boring, if send uptempo songs its a trash…
For some reason Suzy was 6th on televote..5 persons in the jury are more relevant than the millions who voted? We choose a song for the public in general or a song for a jury?a very “selective” jury?
unfortunately Portugal was eliminated in the semifinal for one point, with a entry full of joy and rhythm. With a big plus Suzy was really loved by the fans and she totally smashed out the arena 🙂
You know that there is a difference between popularity and quality … whether that pisses you all of or not ….judges seek quality in an entry whereas fans who allow people like Susy to compensate their lack of quality by being popular, scream popularity all the way through … Why? Because of their personality and due to their song being upbeat and entertaining … but this is not a character contest and can not be reduced to a trashy pop gig where you don’t even need to sing well … and fans have been too happy about Eurovision being that… Read more »
she’s so adorable, real and down-to-earth. I was so sad to see that she missed the final. Fuck juries!!!
Suzy’s performance was impressive and uplifting. I love her positivity and aura. Quero ser tua is a catchy summer song! It would have been a hit, had it qualified in the big final! what a shame!
I wish her the best, can’t wait for her new album
image is also important..no ofense but when i saw Sanna i thought she has 40years old! i was shocked when i knew she only has 29 years old!! No to mention that Sanna had to much support from the organization..and Suzy received support from the public…thats genuine!
Suzy has won over her own group of supporters but lacks star quality in her performances.Her songs that have been showcased lacked originality not to mention she is over acting on stage.She tends to be boring at times.Years of singing should of pushed her to being a star at this point in her life.True,she can come across as fake.For me Sanna Nielsen should have been given that credit not Suzy.
Thats great! I found Suzy very professional, very kind and humbel. Lost a ticket to the final for a single point was a disaster.
Go Suzy and…wa wa we wawe 😀
D: tnahk God someone thinks like me! Honestly I found Suzy to be very fake in all of her interviews.
well well well..in my opinion Suzy should be at the final, she totally deserved that!
She was also by far one of the eurofans favourite.
Miss Congeniality 2014 was won by the right person! Performance, rehearsals, interviews, Suzy did a great job, well done!
When you lack any suitable or earth shattering vocal talents, this is really the best thing one can achieve in a very Eurovision-post-Dana-International-televoting-fan-controlling-shallow-futile-image-oriented era … Very much like going to a Britney Spears Las Vegas show … you don’t care for the singing, all that matters is what your eyes capture on stage and the beat that comes from a playbacked track that entertains for some strange reason … That is how Susy’s performance can be described … and .. she didn’t make it to the final … wonder why?? Do you??
@David: Eurovision was founded to promote MANY things, including peace in Europe after the wars. Do a Google. It’ll become obvious to you…
I’m sorry to correct you but the ESC was founded to promote television!
But I do agree with you, that it brings together Europe for at least one year.
i was happy suzy did NOT sing a depressing fado. portugal needs to stop that — it doesn’t work. i think if suzy went back she could make the final. it was really close this year, and now her fan base is even bigger
Pls Suzy. Come back to Eurovision! Next year you go direct to final!
The right woman won. Suzy is AMAZING. If you were in Copenhagen you would have seen her energy and excitement. <3
Honestly I found Suzy to be very fake in all of her interviews. I think Conchita, Aarzemnieki, or Mei deserved this award way more as they seemed real and down-to-earth.