Leonor Andrade has stepped into 2015! Today she unveiled the newly revamped version of Portugal’s Eurovision 2015 song “Há um Mar que nos Separa” and we are loving it. Miss Andrade sings about “a sea that separates us” but with this new version she’s closed the gap. We want her in our face and in our ears!

As we saw at Festival da Canção, Leonor has a lovely voice and knows how to channel some Amandine Bourgeois crazy. But the original version of her song didn’t match her rocker chick edge, and it all came off a bit meh. The instrumental opening lacked fire and the song felt flat toward the end. Fortunately she has hit the studio and cranked it up. The new opening sounds more EDM — bless that synthesizer — and the bridge feels much more dramatic. It makes me want to stick around for the ending.

What do you think? Has Leonor just boosted her chances of making the final?

Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa — Final Studio Version

Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa — Original Version

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Helder
Helder
7 years ago

we need your help! We are a country like other countries! Vote Portugal, give us this dream, make this dream come true. We want Portugal in the final! Please, the song is amazing, and we will have a SPANISH, English version, EVERYONE WILL UNDERSTAND THE SONG! PLEASE GIVE US A CHANCE!

andy
andy
7 years ago

Portugal never won and thats a shame, this year it would be good a top 10

Canaryesc
Canaryesc
7 years ago

Hope portugal qualifies! The new version is better! Good luck portugal????

Edurne eheh
Edurne eheh
7 years ago

ESCFanPT:
Most polls do not matter because they have many national and spam votes.

ESCFanPT
ESCFanPT
7 years ago

Hey everyone!
Vote your top 10 favourites in http://tummiweb.com/scorewiz/poll ! Open the link, register, select your country, your username and write down your email. Then you can vote!! 😀 Portugal, at this moment, is in 11th on Semifinal 2, with 33 points behind Ireland with 34 points. If you like the Portuguese song, vote for it in this poll with other of your favourites 🙂

Thales
Thales
7 years ago

@João
Nenhum brasileiro está falando mal da música que Portugal está enviando, mas sim das músicas brasileiras.

@G. Pereira
Acontece que os grandes conjuntos, cantores e cantoras brasileiras, não estão mais tocando nas rádios e televisão tanto quanto antigamente. Hoje ouve-se, infelizmente, músicas de má qualidade por aqui.

Grifit
Grifit
7 years ago

I love so much this song!!!!!! I hope it gets to the final

Javier
Javier
7 years ago

Such a beautiful song! Go Portugal!

Soren Bjerg
Soren Bjerg
7 years ago

Much better now. Congratulations Portugal. A great entrance this year. My vote from Denmark.

João
João
7 years ago

well well…some brazilians here talking bad things about Portugal and the portuguese entry

Elmar Kolya
Elmar Kolya
7 years ago

I really like this song. Is there any English version? In my TOP3 now.

Vojt?ch J.
Vojt?ch J.
7 years ago

OMG! What a nice surprise. Finally, here’s THE SONG of this ESC2015! Video, video please …

G. Pereira
G. Pereira
7 years ago

@eurana Desculpa, realmente você tem todo o direito de gostar ou não de qualquer tipo de música, inclusive a brasileira. Agora dizer que a música brasileira é pobre, que ninguém aqui estuda música ou mesmo dizer que nós não usamos o português correto é algo completamente diferente e, porque não, ofensivo.

Achar que nomes respeitados e conhecidos mundialmente como Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento e Caetano Veloso e tantos outros de diversos gêneros (que não caberiam nesse post) seriam um “caos” num festival de música, então o problema não é com a música brasileira, mas com você, querida.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
7 years ago

Without lyrics I can understand, this song relies totally on the music. Unfortunately it is just an average, forgettable song. I will be surprised if it goes to the final.

ESCUK
ESCUK
7 years ago

I can’t stop listening the song! I’m starting to believe we’ll have a Lisbon 2016. Well done Portugal!

eurana
eurana
7 years ago

@WTF Nao digas isto! Nem de brincadeira! A musica brasileira eh pobre. Nesse pais ninguem estuda musica.E tudo de improviso. Nem o portugues eh correto. Seria um caos o Brasil participar do maior festival de musica do mundo. Espero que isso NUNCA aconteca.
Portugal esta no caminho certo. A musica desse ano pela segunda vez ficou no meu MP3. A primeira foi Catarina Pereira com Mea Culpa. Vejam o exemplo de Malta, estao sempre classificando as finais nos ultimos 4 anos.
Boa sorte a Leonor.

Britney
Britney
7 years ago

The chorus just saves this song. Although I don’t speak portuguese, it’s in my head.

Britney
Britney
7 years ago

2nd semi-final is really hard and I feel sorry for Portugal, because they are not as strong as other countries. I don’t say the song is bad or other songs are better, but they are just weak Eurovision country. Good luck Portugal! My top for 2nd semi-final: 1. Latvia 2. Slovenia 3. Norway 4. Ireland 5. PORTUGAL 6. Azerbaijan 7. Czech Republic 8. Iceland 9. Sweden 10. Lithuania 11. Poland 12. Switzerland 13. Malta 14. Israel 15. Cyprus 16. Montenegro 17. San Marino Hope my TOP 10 will qualify, but I’m sute Montenegro and Israel will get to finals. And… Read more »

François Bolger
François Bolger
7 years ago

A giant change. Directly in loop mode … I love it! Lyrics in English please. But sing in Portuguese, is wild and sweet at the same time.

Aminata Fanbase
Aminata Fanbase
7 years ago

@Andy as well as most latvians are. They just hate Eurovision and I think it’s the same with Portugal. They think why they need to spend country funds for a contest where they always fail in.

Filp
Filp
7 years ago

Thank you so much Wiwibloggs! GOOD LUCK PORTUGAL! THE MOST UNDERRATED COUNTRY IS BACK TO THE TOP10!! WE LOVE YOU!

Jessalyn Standen
Jessalyn Standen
7 years ago

This song makes me happy. In my Top5, maybe in the first place, but need to hear a few more times. The chorus stuck in my memory ever since I heard this new version. Amazing. I wish I knew Portuguese: sounds beautiful to me.

esc1234
esc1234
7 years ago

In this picture she looks EXACTLY like the australian commentator! Omg

Jeremiah
Jeremiah
7 years ago

I was a fan of the original…but this version…what’s with the random cut at the end? Go over 3 mins!

Alison
Alison
7 years ago

The thing is it’s her live vocals that I’m not a fan of and revamping the song won’t change that…

Thales
Thales
7 years ago

@WTF, sou do Brasil, e seria muito legal participarmos, mas se for para mandar uma das músicas no estilo daquelas que fazem sucesso aqui… é melhor não.
A música que Portugal está mandando ao ESC esse ano pode não ser a melhor, mas tem uma letra linda! E convenhamos que, mesmo quando Portugal envia excelentes canções (como em 2008, 2010 e 2012) acabam sendo terrivelmente injustiçadas :/

zé
7 years ago

o poema é lindo!!

Chris
Chris
7 years ago

I feel so sorry for Portugal every year:( Such a beautiful country and such bad luck at Eurovision. The new version is ok – at first I thought that it was a remix;) Nonetheless, I still regard this entry as too boring. I don’t see Portugal qualifying to the final… again:/ Will we ever live to see Portugal hosting ESC?

andy
andy
7 years ago

portuguese are haters of their own song? wow that is so strange!! this is a nice song, a dance music song, alike sweden, but sweden is a copy from david guetta song!! i like ir portugalian.

WTF
WTF
7 years ago

I am a music producer and the voice is way to low. A really bad production, it’s already a bad song, boring, but the production is really bad. Too bad.

Muito ruim tudo. A produção e péssima. Portugal como sempre vai ficar bem abaixo na primeira semi final. Será que algum dia Portugal vai mandar uma música digna?

Que tristeza. Deixem participar o Brasil que tem muita música boa! 🙂

Leo
Leo
7 years ago

Slightly better but I reckon is still hasn’t a chance of making the final

Mark
Mark
7 years ago

I love it! Please vote for Portugal in the 2nd Semifinal. I am from Spain and we can only vote in the first one…. I wish i could. PORTUGAL deserves to go to the final.

Mario
Mario
7 years ago

Currently the entry of Portugal is 15th /17 on my top for the 2nd semifinal..

Maarten
Maarten
7 years ago

It sounds better, but still no final to be honest.

No Name
No Name
7 years ago

Very good, but her voice is so low and weak.. it would have been better with another singer with a more powerful voice.

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

Music video please!!! 🙂

AudreySC
AudreySC
7 years ago

I do like this version so much more! Really, really hope Portugal can make it to the final this year. Gooood luck! 🙂

Calvin
Calvin
7 years ago

They’ve made it both more interesting and worse; I think I’m willing to make that tradeoff.

Daniel_2015
Daniel_2015
7 years ago

I love this!!! The quality of the recording is not the best, as many have already pointed out, and I know it may struggle to qualify, but this is my favourite song in 2015! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to vote for it in the semi, but I hope Europe will give me the chance to do it in the final! Fingers crosses! Go Leonor!

Daniel
Daniel
7 years ago

It’s good, but not awesome.

Mar
Mar
7 years ago

The backing vocals and the instrumental overshadow her during the chorus, but the song has definitely improved. It won’t be enough to put Portugal in the final though, there are just too many good songs in semi 2, and their only neighbour won’t be voting in it.

mawnck
mawnck
7 years ago

GOD what an inept, amateurish remix! I mean, I’m glad some people like it, but that’s not even professional quality audio engineering, let alone a good update. You can barely hear her vocals under all the glop.

I guess if you like lots and lots and lots and LOTS of reverb …

Also, that source website doesn’t look like an RTP thing, that video is the only thing that YouTube account has ever uploaded (and their website is “under construction”), and neither the Festival da Canção site nor Eurovision.tv has this alleged update. You sure you guys haven’t been trolled?

pedro
pedro
7 years ago

Awsome song!! one of the best entrys this year!!

barbara
barbara
7 years ago

If this song were of Sweden everyone loved , but as is Portugal nobody likes !

barbara
barbara
7 years ago

Last year all criticized Suzy , but she finished 6th in the televoting , Portugal go to the end of this year ! Portugal go !

mark lebron
mark lebron
7 years ago

It’s still forgettable to me.

Huh
Huh
7 years ago

*Leonor, I mean

Huh
Huh
7 years ago

What a surprise. Could probably make Leonora and her background singers swing their hips on stage soon.

Otna
Otna
7 years ago

Definitely sounds improved. I think Portugal might not qualify but I would love it if they did. Good luck <3

Ranting Ruby
Ranting Ruby
7 years ago

I still wish her vocal was stronger – it just seems to get a bit lost in all that heavy backing music. Go on, Leonor, give it some massive “sforzando” and kick yourself into the finals!