William: Portugal’s Leonor Adrade is a beautiful girl, and her styling was on point during her first rehearsal. She wore a black pleather body suit and black satin wings for good measure. She looks like a bat wearing a condom — but a very high fashion one. Her voice is lovely and she carries the tune brilliantly. Unfortunately she has to use that voice on this song. They could have given the stage performance more texture and dynamism with changing lighting and LED effects. But instead it’s just blue, blue, blue. This is bland and flat, kind of like a wet pancake.

Portugal’s first rehearsal at Eurovision 2015

Padraig: Portugal has everything except a good song. Leonor’s delivery was excellent, and I was actually really impressed by the stage show. But the song is simply too forgettable. It’s never had a hook, and one didn’t magically appear today. One of the other acts will have to completely crash and burn if this is to avoid last place.

Leonor Andrade: Reviews and Reactions

YOU CAN READ OUR REVIEWS OF ALL OF THE REHEARSALS BY CLICKING HERE.

Photo: Elena Voltova (EBU)

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Beast
Beast
6 years ago

@ESC_Oldie tu deves ser Portugues mas é o raio que te parta, tão estes merdas ofendem a nossa concorrente, mandam a canção para baixo e tu dizes essas merdas>? granda otário, é por causa de gentinha como tu que não vamos a lado nenhum, devias era ter vergonha de dar razão a estes FDP…tendenciosos FDP, é o que eles são e quem lhes dá ouvidos mais otario é!! tenho vergonha de tugas como tu, metem-me nojo!!

ESC_Oldie
ESC_Oldie
6 years ago

I am Portuguese and I really don’t think Leonor was bullied by any shape or form. I don’t like the fact that year after year Portugal is bashed for being THE underdog of this competition (and I have been actively following ESC since 1980…). But Portugal and RTP is the one to blame by sending every single year silly or bland songs. Personally, I much prefer Leonor to Suzy, but it is true that this song has no impact whatsoever. And the comment on the bat with a condom should be seen as a joke and is actually quite funny.

Cpower
Cpower
6 years ago

This retarded kid deserves something yes… a punch on the middle of the eyes! Who the hell is he to do bullying the girl?

carlonni
carlonni
6 years ago

This guys are just ridiculous, dont pay atention to them, they just do not deserve it! Look at them at the video… ridiculous!

Rodrigo De Sousa
Rodrigo De Sousa
6 years ago

I’m Brazilian and descendant of Portuguese. I observe Eurovision songs since last year’s contest. The song may not be appealing to people outside the Portuguese-speaking realm because it’s a mix of Rock and Fado and carries historic and cultural features only the Portuguese-speaking can sense. I think Portugal sends songs Ike this to celebrate it’s own culture and heritage. It’s a way to show the world what and who Portugal is. It’d be great to have everyone understand the concept of the song, but without proper education and artistic sensitivity it’s a hard task to accomplish. Most people hate Brazilian… Read more »

manny S
manny S
6 years ago

It´s Offensive, someone including the National Televison of the country take legal actions agains this guys and blog.

Wiwibloggs with
Wiwibloggs with
6 years ago

The blond girl look like a Man i can’t see her boobs.the first guy from the right is indescribable how ugly he is. Does he have eyes ? I only see a pair of glasses. And the boy in the middle, well I just take their hands off if I know him.

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

I think this is the most underrated entry of the year. Good luck Leonor, and I hope you get this beautiful non-English song into the finale <3

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Certain things I will always have a hard time understanding: the amount of patriotism and dramatic love for one’s country based on a … song contest … as if for the love of God … then the very traditional and at this stage kinda expected “gay” approach to the competition .. a song contest? are you sure? apparently lights, dressing, stage a monkey jumping from tree to tree of a guy having sex with another at some dark alley really draw the intensity and passion the so called fans have for what still is … a song contest .. .… Read more »

JS
JS
6 years ago

sorry? WIWI juri of what? “She looks like a bat wearing a condom — but a very high fashion one. ” what is this? was the wiwi juri doing some extra work for Discovery Chanel? c`mon, this guys are just kids playing journalism! and i am not offending anyone, just telling the facts!! sorry..

lacrymea
lacrymea
6 years ago

I’m portuguese and i’m puzzled with some people commenting here. You’re not doing Leonor nor the song any favour, you know? Insulting the wiwi team? For not liking the song? Really? C’mon people, get a grip!

JS
JS
6 years ago

they have opinions nothing else, this song is a Top, they just do not have the musical knowledge to understand it! so they prefer to comment on the lights, clothes, hair, nails, LED effects… lol… c`mon, this guys are just kids playing journalism!!

João
João
6 years ago

WTF… is this Bulling? WIWI, i advise you to be educated when you refer to any artist, this is rude, and bad share of information and that is a crime, besides all the Bulling against the artists that you support and participate here!!

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

Whoa Portuguese fans, take a chill pill, or several. These people are just giving their opinion, be it good or bad, learn to respect differences, will you? Leonor is a good singer, but her song is a main non-event, to put it kindly.

Alison
Alison
6 years ago

Wiwibloggs are just Eurovision fans sharing their opinions. I can see how it would be upsetting if they all give a bad review for a song you like but it is their opinions, they’re not going to lie to keep people happy. And it is nothing to do with it being the song from Portugal it is because it is a song that is not connecting with the masses! Tastes differ between countries therefore sending a song that is particular to your country is a great thing culturally but also runs the risk of being less accessible to the wider… Read more »

Marco
Marco
6 years ago

I don’t care of what you say. I WISH Portugal quallify and end in a very good position because they deserve it. Portugal is always so underrated. If i could vote in the second semifinal I would vote for Portugal and Ireland, but I can only vote in the first one… GOOD LUCK PORTUGAL!!!

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago

Until now, no apologies from Wiwibloggs… You guys are getting worse and worse..no more views from me….
PORTUGAL!!!!

OCTAVIOJTG
OCTAVIOJTG
6 years ago

YOU ONLY THREAT THAT WAY PORTUGAL CAN YOU SING? THAT’S THE QUESTION! WIWIBLOGGS DONT JUDGE IF YOU CAN’T SING! AND ANOTHER QUESTION IS DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OF THE SONG? IF YOU CAN RELATE TO THE SONG IS ONE THING SAYING THAT THE SONG IS BAD IS OTHER SO DON’T TALK HATERS ITS BETTER IF YOU DONT TALK ANYMORE ABOUT PORTUGAL BECAUSE YOU ONLY SAY HATEFULL THINGS ABOUT OUR SONG AND OUR SINGER!

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

I don’t care about staging, costumes, etc. Portugal’s SONG should qualify…

Message for an ex-reader
Message for an ex-reader
6 years ago

Ok. Enough is enough. You guys desgust me with this review. I’m portuguese. And as a portuguese I can’t let you treat my country like this. You completely insulted Leonor. I used to like your blog, but ok, there’s a limit for everything.

Matenohoru
Matenohoru
6 years ago

Personally I like it. Don’t know why being so negative having other acts worse In the rehearsal like FYROM, San Marino, Finland. Obviously I cantón ser the full rehearsal but at first sight I like it.
In this semifinal, acts like Norway, Montenegro, Czech Repúblic por Lithuania the stage presented arent much better than this…
Pd: Barbara Dex Award will be forma Trijnijte

Chris
Chris
6 years ago

It is so sad:(

ct
ct
6 years ago

Well the bat wearing a condom comment may be a little edgy, but definitely spot-on and very funny 🙂 After the best female outfit of the year (Norway) , this is the worst along with the Netherlands.

A/V
A/V
6 years ago

I think you are too hard with Leonor. I think that her song isn’t the worst. Her singing is flawless and she has a very unique voice. She is the only one singing in her own language in the semifinal and she should get credit for that.

Daniel_2015
Daniel_2015
6 years ago

There’s nothing you, wiwibloggs, can say (no matter how disrespectful) that will stop me from loving Leonor!

Rafael
Rafael
6 years ago

Don’t care about that rude and silly things you’ve said about Leonor, guys! You’re showing to the world you’re only a tasteless group of feas.

Venga, hasta otro ratito. Muuuuak.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

i would kinda like it if portugal qualified this year but i really hope they will come with an amazing top 10 worthy song next year

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

RGS, actually he is in the pressroom in vienna so he can see the full rehearsals

Fatima
Fatima
6 years ago

I would say that looking ‘like a bat’ is not going to win votes

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago

I think that is YOU, wiwibloggs, that need to wear a condom.. because I do not want more people like you on our Planet… -.- You are just SO RUDE!! -.-
PORTUGAL <3 <3 LEONOR, YOU WERE AMAZING

RGS
RGS
6 years ago

You guys do know it is still the 1strehearsal and works as a test to see what will need to be changed. You only even saw 30 sec of it!

David
David
6 years ago

I love it! I wish it gets to the final!!!

Anfrufrafrafra
6 years ago

I love it all about this, i love her song, i love her and i love her language.

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

Hahahah LMFAO at “Bat wearing a condom” 😛 Oh Willy!!! 😛
Anyways…Im sorry Portugal, I was 80% sure of a non-qualification this year and now I am 100% sure. If they couldnt qualify last year with the stunning Suzy he her upbeat, iberian dance smash…then this song will just be a non-entity. Sorry Lisboa! I do pray for the day that you will get to host a eurovision soon…but it will not be next year.

Nitzan
Nitzan
6 years ago

WOW the Barbara Dex is going to see some competition!

Deniz@TurkNL
6 years ago

Oh so the backing-vocals do put their heads of. I was wondering why they wear them.