Leonor Andrade may have gone quiet for a lil’ bit, but now she is heating up her bid to make the Eurovision final in Vienna. The Portuguese representative has released four new versions of her song: an English version, an acoustic version in Portuguese and Spanish, and a piano version, which she performed last week on Got Talent Portugal. Bojana Stamenov — the Serb of many tongues — has a competitor, y’all!
Leonor’s team mastered each version at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London. “Ha Um Mar Que Nos Separa” becomes “My Own Beat (If There Are Oceans In Between Us)” in English and “La Mar Que Nos Separa” in Spanish. The electric guitars and the synthesizer transform into an acoustic guitar and a cello in the acoustic version, both in Portuguese and in Spanish. Leonor then sits on the piano. Tickling the ivories makes it way more laidback and yet way deeper at the same time. All of you who were missing a good taste of Portuguese saudade, take note! Unfortunately RTP hasn’t provided any videos to accompany the new versions, but you can listen to all of them by clicking on the links above.
There’s more. Together with all these new takes on “Ha Um Mar Que Nos Separa”, Leonor has released the karaoke version of her song as well, in case you’re a lover of the original instrumental. Listen it here!
How much do you like Leonor’s new versions? Do you prefer them to the original? Let us know below!