William: This act still isn’t hitting my G-spot and I don’t think it ever will. I’m just not a fan of the song. That said, Leonor seemed more confident on stage today and she hit all of her camera angles. Something about the performance felt brighter — perhaps it’s the fact Leonore was more self-assured — and her costume remains a highlight of this semi-final. It’s difficult to fault her vocally — her voice is so soft and delicate and lovely. But perhaps that’s the problem. The song begins with a hint of rock. Leonor has a strong rock diva look. But then she sings a lullaby. It just doesn’t fit together.

Portugal: Leonor Andrade’s second rehearsal

Portugal: Press Meet & Greet

Leonor Andrade interview

YOU CAN READ OUR REVIEWS OF ALL OF THE REHEARSALS BYCLICKING HERE.

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Carlos
Carlos
6 years ago

Hello, I’m from Portugal and i was pleased to read some posts and to know that many people enjoyed the song. I was quite surprised that we were not qualified 🙂 In fact, i think the song brings something new and mixs some styles like a bit of Rock and some Fado, which makes it interesting… I think the song is difficult and her voice is not so strong, but she improved a lot and sounded very good. But maybe its a portuguese style and not so easy to enjoy for most people in Europe… Well, i’m still happy that… Read more »

Serenna
Serenna
6 years ago

I’m sorry,this comment should have been posted on the page you commented the 1st rehearsal. 🙂

Serenna
Serenna
6 years ago

Hey adam. You seem to be a quite intelligent guy and I most of the times I love your comments about the contestants and all the sass you have when you’re conducting interviews and such. Sadly, this time, I can’t agree with you. I sense the way you have presented the portuguese entry was a bit biased. You could say you didn’t like it in many different ways, but you chose to mock the entire performance. Leonor’s outfit is really amazing and the picture you used to describe it is just unflaterring. There were so many great pictures that conveyed… Read more »

Anfrufrafrafra
6 years ago

Please, vote for Leonor, i can’t vote her from spain, make it happen guys!

CanaryIslandboy
CanaryIslandboy
6 years ago

Hope Portugal pass to the final!!! Boa Sorte desde España<3

Geeky Explorer
6 years ago

Good effort, I LOVE Leonor’s look and overall the performance looks a lot more polished. However the main problem is still there: the music still sucks.

2015
2015
6 years ago

This is the only song that nobody ”hates”. I want to see Portugal in the final or even winning it, but still… they have to send much better songs to eurovision. They’ve already shown us that they have some amazing singers and i love Leonor’s voice it does remind me a little bit of Anggun! She tries everything with her song, but ye… its the song :/

ct
ct
6 years ago

The full rehearsal video is much better than I expected. She sings well, the background flows nicely with the song and even the outfit doesn’t look half as bad as I thought!

She will probably not be in the final but like Suzy last year she is fighting it!

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
6 years ago

this is in my top 10 actually
her voice is just stupendous

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
6 years ago

She is singing the song a lot better and more in tune than I have heard from her previously. I like the staging. It feels like they are making a lot of effort with it. Maybe they should have made a bit more effort when choosing her song?

André
André
6 years ago
Otna
Otna
6 years ago

@King Ace I agree with you, I was talking about the written portion of the review TBH, I don’t see anything really negative there unless I missed it.

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago

Go Leonor! This 2nd rehearsal was so much better! What happened? Also i think it was her best perfomance of the song. Let’s take Portugal to the final !

King Ace
King Ace
6 years ago

I´ll have a meeting with the organization and i will expose that.
people tendencious, offending and descriminating do NOT deserve to have a green card with access to information that they share desrespecting musicians, and mainly Country´s and all the people that feel represented by the artist/musician!
To have a blog is a big responsability, and this are a bunch of kids! So, i arrive on the 21, and i contacted the organization and we will meet and i will expose this matter.

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

LEONOR of Portugal ….. (well done !)

I feel shame for William !

We followers (the majority part) of Wiwwibloggs site are saying to you:
Thanky you so much for competeting at the ESC 2015.
PORTUGAL is not a bat and not wearing a condom, these are not accurate cirtics.
Please stop using this words !

Aleksi
Aleksi
6 years ago

Stay in semifinal 🙁

esc fan
esc fan
6 years ago

A beautiful singer , and a great and melodious voice.
This music and is lyrics are simply marvelous I would even say brilliant.
A simple and elegant presence in stage without major carnivals .
The best and most original type of music in whole festival, for me of course.
I do not like it. I looooooooooooove it.

Thanks Leonor for the quality.

Afrivision
Afrivision
6 years ago

Portugal, irrespective of the negative reviews, just do you! I adore the uniqueness you bring to the Eurovision stage! I appreciate the different sort of style you went for this year, as opposed to the usual very traditional vibe of previous years (which I also did love). I’d be happy if you qualify to the finals! Love from South Africa. Xoxo

WTF
WTF
6 years ago

Such a shame considering crap like Iceland will probably qualify over Portugal’s underrated entry…

raash
raash
6 years ago

Can William just shut his mouth up?!
He doesn’t know what is music!

extremadura
extremadura
6 years ago

Me encanta este año Portugal, debería estar en la final, i hope this year Portugal be un the final, becouse deserves it, from badajoz

King Ace
King Ace
6 years ago

@Otna, i am sorry but William’s comments are NOT accurate, he ofend Leonor calling her a Bat, but then when Nina Sublatti dresses almoust alike clothes, then she is beautiful and stylish, wtf!! this guys are tendentious, if this song was from Sweden they would say that it is amazing and diferent, but is Portugal, and the clothes, from Portugal is a bat wearing a condom, but for example Geogian clothes are amazing, lol, tendentious, tendentious,tendentious!!

Leo
Leo
6 years ago

William:.-
Your review again is not accurate.
It’s FADO dear William ( !! ) do you understand that, let’s hope so for You (!!)
It’s not everybody’s taste, because for most europeans it sounds strange.
But it’s great that Portugal is competing at the ESC this year again.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH PORTUGAL we all give you big clap – big applause !

Otna
Otna
6 years ago

William’s comments there are really accurate. But I still love Leonor anyway and I would love it if she scraped through, although it is an uphill battle :/

King Ace
King Ace
6 years ago

WILLIAM LEE ADAMS, do you understand about music? this is a new concept, mixing electronic Rock, R&B and also Fado, thats why the vocals are like that, and it is amazing, because it´s new and fresh, don´t be a tendencious stupid, because you said that this girl looks like a bat and then the geogian girl with alike clothes, you say it is beautiful, and that kid, doesn´t make any sense at all!!

Deniz
Deniz
6 years ago

I wish this performance would look a little bit more warm, I think it would be better if they used warmer colours.

King Ace
King Ace
6 years ago

Love You Girl, <3 <3 <3 You are amazing!!

Richard
Richard
6 years ago

I love it! I hope it will be in the final.