Portugal’s Leonor Andrade has been sailing somewhat under the radar this Eurovision season, getting lost amidst a sea of fan favourites and heavy hitters. Well that’s all changed, as earlier tonight she performed an accoustic version of her entry “Há um mar que nos separa” on Got Talent Portugal. We have one word – stunning!

Accompanied by just a piano, this new interpretation allows Leonor’s vocals to take centre stage. And what a voice! Slowed down and stripped of the grungy facade, she packs a real emotional punch. Latterly she’s joined by the song’s writer, Miguel Gameiro, as they sing the closing verses together. It’s a haunting duet, and leaves us asking if it’s too late for Portugal to send this version instead? Up to now their qualification hopes had been all but written off, could this be a game changer?

Leonor Andrade feat. Miguel Gameiro – Há um mar que nos separa (Acoustic Version)

Click HERE to watch the performance on RTP’s official website.

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Carcassonne
Carcassonne
5 years ago

Portugal in my TOP3 with France and Israel.

In my TOP3 with France and Israel. I think it’s a strategy. Trying to pass undetected by any radar and in the end be the big surprise in Vienna.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

no chances, let’s be honest…

Daniel_2015
Daniel_2015
5 years ago

I really love this song, I can’t explain why :). It’s in my top 3 this year. Maybe the language, maybe the rhythm, maybe the fact that she is a beautiful girl, I don’t know… I am realistic, it will not make the top 3 in Vienna, but I really hope that she at least makes the final. Go Leonor!

lacrymea
lacrymea
5 years ago

Honestly, i almost forget Portugal is competing this year and all i can do is blame it on RTP and Leonor’s team. The song isn’t half bad (not a winner, but certainly not bad enough to be considered bottom of the table) and the reason why it is flying under the radar is basically due to the absolute lack of news or promotion. Even yesterday’s acoustic performance has been blocked from youtube. Pathetic.

Andy
Andy
5 years ago

@m6m no final to your country also, ok maybe if you are one of the ones that pay for it, but money is not glory 😉

Lenny
Lenny
5 years ago

@Just Mario, so you like the sweden song, lol, it is a copy of david guetta, lovers on the sun, at least Portugal take something original, sweden brings a copy and in english, and thats so original, but so original that make me laugh!! Portugal is in my top 5 this year!

Marco
Marco
5 years ago

I really hope it gets to the final… I think it’s a very good song and it’s very underrated. I am from Spain and I can’t vote in the 2nd semi final (I also would like to vote for Ireland…). Please vote this two countries! I’ll hopefully vote for them in the final.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

She is underrated and she is gorgeous…. And basically she is in my top 5 cos of those things !!!!!! BTW the song sounds like some of the old Kelly Clarkson stuff which makes it kinda charming and nostalgic for me, the language is just the cherry on top… I love Portuguese!!!! Forca Portugal

PACO
5 years ago

Hay Un mar que separa, a Portugal de los votos de ESC 2015, podra Leonor unir esos dos mares?

octaviojtg
octaviojtg
5 years ago

great! portugal is so underrated this year! #teamportugal #teamleonor

Vicente
Vicente
5 years ago

The original version disappointed me due to the main reason of the noisy instruments, but this one is SO STUNNING!!! It shows her clean and pure voice to the public 🙂

CV
CV
5 years ago

Leonor was great. I hope she rocks in Vienna! 🙂

m&m
m&m
5 years ago

No final for Portugal

Lenny
Lenny
5 years ago

this was brilliant!!

Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Well this was a nice surprise. Leonor looking hot, playing the piano and her vocals vastly improved, it’s like a different person. This is a much better version of the song, but of course the submitted version can’t be changed after deadline day. (For the record, this is how you do a duet and not be accused of “copying” The Common Linnets’ staging.)

Just Mario..
Just Mario..
5 years ago

I have my doubts if Leonor can carry Portugal to the big final being the first time 4 this achievement after 2010 and half decade..

I have the portuguese entry 17th 4 the 2nd semifinal im my personal ranking..
I do not think that the song is bad and i do not really dislike it 4 the rec..
If Portugal manages to qualify to the final that means that another country will stay out of the final…Like possibly Norway,Israel,Azerbaijan,Czech,Malta,Iceland,Lithuania,Latvia,Montenegro from the countries that i expect them to pass..

I only consider Mans with Sweden 100% qualifier..

Easpag
Easpag
5 years ago

I was really, really enjoying it until he joined. Whist it is very gentle, this version has a lot more emotional impact. If you take him out of the equation, I enjoy this version far more than the original.

Viktoria
Viktoria
5 years ago

“We have one word – stunning!”
Beautiful melody and high-level interpretation.

ok
ok
5 years ago

Every year nobody says Portugal goes to the final , it is always so, Portugal is very underrated in Eurovision .

ok
ok
5 years ago

Portugal go to the final!