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.