O Jardim

Boa noite Guimarães! Portugal’s Festival da Canção just held its grand finale and Cláudia Pascoal came on top with the song “O Jardim”. Therefore, she will represent the host nation at Eurovision 2018!

RTP went big for the last show of this year’s Festival da Canção and they really upped their game with a massive stage.

Fourteen acts took the giant Guimarães stage, and after a jury vote and a televote round, it was Cláudia who came on top, despite being tied with Catarina Miranda: both had 22 points. However, Cláudia received the 12 from the audience, and therefore, she’ll represent Portugal in Lisbon.

Cláudia Pascoal – “O Jardim”

The jury came first. All seven regional juries awarded their points, and at that stage, Catarina Miranda was on top with 73 points. Out of the seven regional juries, Catarina Miranda received 12 points from four of them, with Cláudia Pascoal, Janeiro and Peu Madureira receiving the maximum points from one juries each.

After all juries had voted, their points were transformed into a Eurovision-like voting from 1 to 12 points. However, due to a tie between Rui David and Susana Travassos, both of them were awarded four points and no one had three.

  • 12 points – Catarina Miranda
  • 10 points – Cláudia Pascoal
  • 8 points – Peu Madureira
  • 7 points – Joana Barra Vaz
  • 6 points – Janeiro
  • 5 points – Joana Espadinha
  • 4 points – Rui David
  • 4 points – Susana Travassos
  • 2 points – Maria Inés Paris
  • 1 point – Lili

Then it was the televote‘s time. The Portuguese audience awarded the following points:

  • 12 points – Cláudia Pascoal
  • 10 points – Catarina Miranda
  • 8 points – Peu Madureira
  • 7 points – Anabela
  • 6 points – Janeiro
  • 5 points – Lili
  • 4 points – Rui David
  • 3 points – Peter Serrado
  • 2 points -Minnie & Rhayra
  • 1 point – Maria Inés Paris

That meant there was a tie. Both Cláudia Pascoal and Catarina Miranda had 22 points. It was the public’s option which prevailed, so Cláudia was chosen as Portugal’s act. Rounding the top three there was Peu Madureira with 16 points.

Festival da Canção 2018 full results

  1. Cláudia Pascoal – “O Jardim” with 22 points
  2. Catarina Miranda – “Para sorrir eu não preciso de nada” with 22 points
  3. Peu Madureira – “Só per ela” with 16 points
  4. Janeiro – “(sem titulo)” with 12 points
  5. Rui David – “Sem medo” with 8 points
  6. Anabela – “Pra te dar abrigo” with 7 points
  7. Joana Barra Vaz – “Anda estragar-me os planos” with 7 points
  8. Lili – “O voo das cegonhas” with 6 points
  9. Joana Espadinha – “Zero a zero” with 5 points
  10. Susana Travassos – “Messageira” with 4 points
  11. Peter Serrado – “Sunset” with 3 points
  12. Maria Inés Paris – “Bandeira Azul” with 3 points
  13. Minnie & Rhayra – “Patati Patata” with 2 points
  14. David Pessoa  – “Amor veloz” with 0 points

Do you agree with the results? How do you think Cláudia will do in Lisbon? Tell us in the comment section below!

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Nek
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Nek

It is the melody of “The Wings” from the soundtrack of the film ” Brokeback Mountain”.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

similar, honey it’s just similar

Sofi
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Sofi

The first time I heard it, I thought it was just a pretty song, but totally unremarkable. I preferred the music of Joana Barra Vaz (although the interpretation was not brilliant at all).
However…after listening to it a few times… I recognize a special charm, that surrounds us and raises us to a deeper level, something truly distinctive and unique. It’s actually a masterpiece when you truly absorb it.
A strong candidate to the victory.

I’m sorry, but consider it, at some point, plagiarism of The Wings – it is just ridiculous.

Marty Mc
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Marty Mc

Portugal may very well win the whole ESC again. I believe they have a chance, and they can do it. It’s been a while now a country has won twice or three times in a row. More difficult now because of the televoting/jury system. However, saying that I will certainly not be suprised if they run away with it again. This is a beautiful song, sung beautifuly and emotionally. Oporto 2019? Looks like it could go that way! This is great from a country which has not done well in so many years and now they are sending winning songs.… Read more »

Marty Mc
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Marty Mc

Porto, before the haters correct me lol!

Blurry Me
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Blurry Me

You don’t need to correct yourself! “OPorto” in English, “Porto” in Portuguese. Vote for it and maybe you will be enjoying the beautiful Portugal in 2019! 😉

Francis Coimbra
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Francis Coimbra

Don´t give a damn about it, man. I´m from Portugal (Porto) and there´s no problem on calling it “Oporto”. We – portuguese people – call Londres instead of London, Nova York instead of New York, Pequim instead of Beijing (LOL), why shouldn´t you call it “Oporto”. F… the haters!

Jake
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Jake

So according to the haters this song is plagiarized from Brokeback Mountain, cinematic orchestra, London grammar… which means plagiarism = reminds me of in the Eurovision bubble. Why does Portugal always have the same haters?

Mike
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Mike

And Coldplay, too, apparently.

Exactly as you say, “reminds me of” means “plagiarism” for ESC haters… LOL

desfolhada
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desfolhada

most of them are portuguese people accusing themselves of plagiarism, probably they still salty because Piçarra withdraws.
I think RTP should invite Piçarra for Interval Act.
“O Jardim” is more inocent comparing with other songs that was accused of plagiarism/similarity, you all know wich songs was accused of whole ESC.

I’ll laugh if Italy or Spain wins ESC18 (but spain isn’t my fav)

AngieP
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AngieP

Yes!!!! Great choice! My favourite song!
Best of luck!

dani
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dani

PORTUGAL STOP TROLLING EUROVISION WITH YOUR PUB SONGS.
CLAUDIA SHOULD SING IN A PUB IN FUNCHAL NOT ON EUROVISION STAGE.

Jonh Malt
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Jonh Malt

LOL! The moment you understand that Eurovision is all about diversity, inclusion and fun, the more you’ll enjoy every part of it. You can’t have every each and single country sending exactly the same rithm, sound, genre. This is what I LOVE about this contest, the fact that every country has the opportunity to portray a different angle. I love upbeat songs as much as the so called traditional ballads, and all the surprises in between. Open your heart to the moment and stop being such an hater. You’re entitled to your opinion, but please, you don’t need to be… Read more »

Henrikh Mugosa
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Henrikh Mugosa

Why in Funchal?

Magrico
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Magrico

In a Pub???? That’s a British thing,… you therefore mean she should be singing for British people??? LOL,… a pub?,… that’s for SuRie man,…

dani
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dani

portugal again will kill the fun with their ugly song. sorry is ugly/quiet song, right from the pub. this is eurovision, not your closest pub where you get drunk and hear nothing so nobody cares who sings.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

You don’t have to listen to it. This is what I do with your beloved Yodel “thingie”

dani
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dani

what the hell are you talking about?

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Sure, right, whatever… 🙂

Magrico
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Magrico

go to the pub and get drunk is for British people,… hooligans, rude people and haters just like you,…

kai
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kai

calm down bitch….

Jonh Malt
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Jonh Malt

OMG, your life must be so sad. Breath in, breath out and just enjoy what life has to offer. Even if sometimes it’s similar or you feel like deja vu. Smile!

Ben
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Ben

The voting procedure in last night’s final in Portugal raises a few questions about how different countries and national broadcasters apply the 50/50 equal weighting of the jury and the televote in terms of points, rankings and percentages and the confusion that could arise as a result. Last night, after the 7 regional juries announced their points, Catarina had 71 points while Claudia had 63. Those points were then surprisingly translated into rankings where 71 points turned into 12 points, 63 points into 10 points and so on. The public’s vote was automatically translated into the 1-12 rankings (10th place… Read more »

Roxy
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Roxy

If I’m not wrong, I saw other countries followed the same rule during their national finals. It actually makes sense because the number of votes cast by the public is clearly higher than the ones from the jury. The jury consists of only a limited number of members whereas thousands of people can vote from their homes. The total sum of points awarded by the public tends to be larger than the total sum of points awarded by the jury. And if they follow the way you suggested, then it wouldn’t be a 50/50 split. The public would have more… Read more »

PetraP
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PetraP

You are forgetting that we are talking about voting inside the same country with no internal borders. The logic of Eurovision voting could never be fully applied because there is no legal way of knowing from where people are voting, in order to do the same as with the jury vote! Besides that, many of the regions used by RTP don’t even have an official existence.
The jury voting system is just a way to get the final jury vote (from 1 to 12) and to show what regional artists thought about the songs.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I absolutely get your point. I asked myself the same question, but not in the structred way you did. 🙂 I guess the distribution of the points from the public would have to reflect the actual percentages. We don’t know in fact if the difference of public voting between Catarina and Claudia were as big as the difference of two points would suggest. I guess the rationale of RTP’s method is to consider the public vote as another “jury” with 50% of weight, which is not the right approach. Indeed, I think RTP should reconsider its method for the sake… Read more »

Elsa
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Elsa

Yes, I believe Catarina would be the winner if the rationale was applied in the Eurovision manner.
I’m so sad that she didn’t win. Heartbroken, really 🙁

Phary
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Phary

Wow, I love this! Cláudia sings like she wrote the song and her voice is marvelous. The song is very soothing but I love the production here.
Question : why were there LED in Festival da Canção?

Pasadena
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Pasadena

Incredibly good entry. This has grown so much for me. Portugal deserves another top result.

josh
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josh

YES. I’m so happy this won, and it’s currently my #1 – although, my favourite changes daily atm so we’ll see if it stays there next Monday.

Rui F
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Rui F

This song is unfinished, has room to grow: 1) 19 seconds missing; 2) A bridge with harp touch, for example, could surprise, add magic and melancholy; 3) The composer must be in shadow and return to her after singing; 4) Claudia has to tear more in her voice at a given time. 5) I do not know the date when you have to deliver to EBU the final version… But if she could appear by surprise in the days of the ESC in May, that would have a surprise factor… 6) It may be an advantage that Portugal is out… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Indeed!
I agree with all your points. Although, it would be nice to see it rise a little bit higher in the odds and it´s not happening yet… 🙁

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Correction: Claudia jumped from 27th to 21st today in the odds. Let´s see… 🙂

Mnoo
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Mnoo

It will be official Claudia Pascoal feat. Isaura, like a duet.

desfolhada
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desfolhada

YAS! Its good for Isaura, I wished her in ESC at last she will be recognized, she has amazing songs!

eurovision6
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eurovision6

The awkward moment when Portugal has a better entry than the trash that won last year and probably wont go anywhere with it since she doesnt have a heart disease

Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth

I think you should reconsider the way you say things. “Trash” is a harsh word. Besides, a heart disease doesn’t give someone a voice like Salvador’s. Perhaps if you checked his project Alexander Search you’d change your opinion.

eurovision6
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eurovision6

I dont agree, trash is not a harsh word imo. His new project doesnt make last years entry better so why would I change my opinion based on that?

Miguel
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Miguel

Limpia la basura de tu mente, es mas importante que tu educación musical que puede esperar

Shanfa Chai
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Shanfa Chai

eurovision6 : The majority of those who watched Eurovision had no idea with Salvador’s heart condition. Stop using the same false claims to justify your own reason for Salvador’s victory you son of a w****!!!

Ellsonearth
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Ellsonearth

I hope Wiwibloggs updates the lyrics of all songs before the first semifinal! 🙂

Music is art+vibs
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Music is art+vibs

Quality song, quality voice, quality performance… Personal and with essence. One of my favs this year. Good work and good luck! Deserves top 10 from my point os view.

Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga

This is cool. It seems like an EDM song is just waiting to be unleashed, but the way they kept the modern beats low key adds to the appeal of the song. Sometimes, you don’t need faux-artsy over the top singing or over modern beats, you just need feelings, and she delivers on this. From the disappointment of the Saturday night results in other countries, this is a welcome relief

mhta
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mhta

What a delicate song and such a beautiful voice, I don’t even speak Portuguese but it really touched me. I didn’t expect to like any if the FDC songs this year tbh, but this is just magical for me, it takes me to places. ??????

God-Emperor
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God-Emperor

Once more, so proud with my country’s representant. With some revamp in the middle part and this can be a commanding entry in May. Top 10 material, at least!

Ffs
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Ffs

So boring , “as if “ and mediocre … vile like the one that “won”last year ….

Jayjay
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Jayjay

You can take out the inverted comas from won. Deal with it. BTW mediocre is your taste.

Pavel
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Pavel

Mediocre is still better than Kostov and all of the russian songs combined, including the Lazarev piece of trash

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Well, I am in extasy! Not only did my absolute favorite song win FdC, but it was composed by one of my favorite Portuguese artists, Isaura. Catarina would also be an excellent. This girl is magical and has a special glow. But for my ears Claudia and Isaura made a bigger song and presence. Also, it is great that the song stands out from Salvador’s song, which is excellent. Catarina wouldn’t. It´s too early to think about my top this year, but this will be right there in the top. Now, trying to be objective here, I think indeed that… Read more »

elm
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elm

” Also, Claudia should not be afraid of getting too emtional and even cry at the end. This is part of the whole thing.”

Also she should fake a heart attack and ask for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
It might work at the end, instead of fireworks.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Hey Romanian fascist! What happened to “you are evil, I am not going to reply to you anymore, because I don´t want to associated with you”? You can’t live without me, it seems. Bad luck for you kiddo, I am already taken.

Jane
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Jane

Last time i checked, no one did that. God, where are the mods? this blog is getting worse.

Jane
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Jane

talking to elm, btw. Finland 2015 or poland 2015 worked so well. Maybe she should have a beard, it might work. /s

Sigh…Anonymity gives these losers a chance to receive the attention they dont have at home.

dani
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dani

this blog should take care of people like you that call people fascists without any other reason than not liking a song. face it, portugal sends garbage. i’ve been called fascist for not liking france song, so i know what i’m talking about.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

@Elm, dani, x-nicknames. I am calling you a fascist not because you don’t like Amar pelos Dois. On that I couldn’t care less. I am calling you a fascist, because you are ageist, racist, sexiest, homophobe, spreading fake news and a bullie that hides behind throusend different nicknames attacking people that differ from you. You are act is beginning to be so obvious even with all the nicknames you use.

dani
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dani

what? read your comment again, print it and show it to your doctor

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Yes indeed. He would say why bother with people like you and he would be right.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I actually think that Cláudia’s performance was better last night. Since you weren’t the first to point that, maybe I was more aware about her style this time and some things that happened before haven’t distracted me again. Or maybe it’s just a matter of pesonal taste. But I agree 100% that Isaura came too loud yesterday. By the way, I think this is the thing they have to work about this entry. The harmony isn’t working very well. I don’t think this needs a revamp like some people are suggesting. I mean, if this gets accelerated on the end… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

OMG! I completly agree that this song cannot be accelerated. This would be a disaster… oh no no! What I mean is maybe a quite middle section and them maybe a slight key-change towards the end to invrease emotional intensity toward the end or maybe a small pause. (Like the pause towards the end of Amar pelos Dois, you see?) Of course, the song as it is, is very typical of Isaura´s work and works wonderfully on record. But maybe for a live show, a little up and down to create a little more effect wouldn’t hurt.

Sabrina
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Sabrina

A pause could work but also could bring comparisons to APD depends on how they do that. By the way, it seems that Spain has added a pause on their song.

The good news is that Isaura will probably have total control about this revamp, so she won’t do anything to harm her initial intentions. I would be worried if the broadcaster was the one pushing for modifications.

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Absolutely. I hope the times when RTP controlled everything are gone now and will not come back. What is important is that Isaura does exactly as she wishes. And I trust that RTP will do just that.
PS: Nice to interact with normal people, for a change 🙂

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’m not used to be considered normal, but I appreciate that! haha It’s nice when we can avoid all the pointless eurofan drama and talk about music and the presentations, isn’t it? Some comments annoy me a little bit, but it’s good to find people like you to discuss things. 🙂

Sentzo
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Sentzo

There’s already a key change…

Roxy
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Roxy

[…] Also, as for Claudia´s performance, of course it was excellent, but I would have perfered actually the performance of the SemiFinal. It was somehow more focused and stronger. Also, Claudia should not be afraid of getting too emtional and even cry at the end. This is part of the whole thing. Furthemore, as much as I love Isaura, in the Final her voice came across a bit too loud shadowing Claudia’s. In the SF her part was more discrete, which underlined Claudia’s performance better, I believe. […] I totally agree with this. Everything sounded more harmonious in the semi.… Read more »

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Thanks for your reply. Indeed, it didn´t spoil for me either, but I remember the first time I heard the song in the SF and I became exctactic with Claudia’s emotions and interpretation. Maybe the whole set-up was a bit too much for her. But she will get there in May. 😉

Roxy
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Roxy

They were better in the winners reprise, though.
They will slay in May!

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Portugal and their obsession with sob stories! I was rooting for the girl who came 2nd, she had the better song imo.

brennan
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brennan

what do you expect from the land of saudade

Sabrina
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Sabrina

This is something very cultural actually. It’s part of their essence. Even Catarina’s song, that was very uplifting, could sound a little melancholic also. I think that’s beautiful, maybe because I also had portuguese blood running through my veins.

Denis
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Denis

It is a nice beautiful song. But I’m not sure Portugal will be noticed this year.

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

Well, the song is very good in my opinion and I wouldn’t be surprised to see another high placing for Portugal, it has a great vibe. But it reminds me of a very famous song, I have no idea which one, but I’m pretty sure there is something very similar to this in the music industry.

Jinny
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Jinny

Maybe? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3GFdkCXKA8
(From Grey’s Anatomy)

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I completely fail to see the ressemblance.

Jinny
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Jinny

I mean this certainly is not ressembling O Jardim in any way, it just send similar vibes. Even more similar vibes with this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6drfp_3823I . But it certainly did not copy any song, even though the feeling that this song sends is similar to some other songs…

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Yes I see your point and I agree. I think this is the musical universe of this song and of the composer. Thanks for sharing that

desfolhada
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desfolhada

It’s just similar. If you already know the melody of O Jardim try to sing it above this song and you will notice that both melodies don’t fit together. Also about Cinematic Orchestra the piano is similar but not the same. I know you all are good sense, but portuguese people are salty about winner. In case of Piçarra the melody was the same, also it happened with Blanche song last year but I believe both are inocent, and I really love the Blanche song (if it was plagiarism idc, it is bless water for my ears! Plagiarism is something… Read more »

Jinny
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Jinny

Let’s face it: there are very few wheels to reinvent when it comes to music. I mean if we start having a look at the entries, we also see that Mikolas Josef’s Lie to me follows almost the same musical pattern as Jason Derulo’s Talk dirty to me, San Marino song is on the same feeling as “Heroes” and the list can be continued with so many examples in the history of Eurovision. But this should not mean that they are copied. Let’s just move forward from all this negativistic “plagiarism”, that we anyway like to throw at 60% of… Read more »

AurelianTamisan
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AurelianTamisan

Thanks, but no, it’s certainly not this one.

dani
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dani

i can tell you for sure what this song sounds like. it sounds like pure silence. this is why is so familiar to so many people. if you go to a cemetery, you can hear this song in the air.

Etoile
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Etoile

What a beautiful performance. Very happy of this choice. Good mention to Catarina’s and Anabela’s songs that I enjoyed too. Good luck Cláudia. Bravo Portugal. :3

MaryJane
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MaryJane

If they work a bit on the vocal performance, they can easily finish in top 3. Wow, such a heartfelt performance.

Leo M
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Leo M

It’s a fine choice but it’s also quite forgettable. Also feels like I’ve heard it loads of times before at Eurovision. Nothing special.

tug
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tug

Thanks, i believe that ‘nothing special’ is subjetive. But i appreciate your opinion, it’s like asses, everyone has one.

elm
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elm

To describe this song, I have only 3 words:
EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES

Jane
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Jane

This is the same guy that wrote>:

Maybe you should respect others and don’t tell them f— o–, just because you don’t agree with them.

Bless ya, hun. Trolls are so boring nowadays. Nice try though.

dani
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dani

imo portugal song is overestimated, it’s just silence. so yeasss is like naked emperor everybody was telling lies.
is it offensive if i say i will not vote for it?

Jane
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Jane

dani, your grammar is offensive. Take a rest, honey.

ORE92
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ORE92

Very happy with Portugal’s choice this year. In my top 3 with Cyprus and Hungary. This year really is a mixed bag of songs. But, does anyone else feel like they haven’t heard the winner of 2018 yet too? or is it just me?

AzeriChico
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AzeriChico

I like it. It feel special and her voice is amazing. Another Top 10 result for Portugal maybe??

elm
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elm

@Weißbrot – ”Fck off, it’s a great, diverse year with lots of Quality and different genres. Maybe it’s just too much diversity for you to handle”

So, you are the person that always complain that people don’t respect your opinion, and people don’t want to let you share your thoughts like everybody else is free to do?
Maybe you should respect others and don’t tell them f— o–, just because you don’t agree with them.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

You didn’t seem to notice that the Person I responded to was the one who didn’t respect another opinion. One user said it was a strong year and then the guy I responded true tried to question that opinion and put the Person down for it. Why am I the bad guy here? I respect every opinion out there, but I don’t respect People, that put their own opinions above others. Which I’m not doing, I really normally don’t care what Kind of opinion anyone has.

Ari
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Ari

It’s best not to engage with such people, mate.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Oh c’mon, are you still mad at me because I didn’t like your borderline racist comments? I don’t think you remember, but I started a normal discussion at first. I was polite, but then I got a Little angry. I never tried to Change your opinion, but you don’t seem to get that! Can’t you just get over it?

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Calling all three of you out for unnecessary personal bickering. You have been doing it across several threads now. That’s enough. Please and thank you.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

P.S. Typo in the e-mail field. Sorry about that.

Ari
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Ari

No worries, Purple Mask, I am not engaging with choleric persons who cannot handle reasonable discussions. But I will occasionally support commentators who write stuff I agree with. I do not see anything wrong with that. 🙂 For what it’s worth: Personally, I would encourage internet forums with public commentary to make their user register properly, or even use their real names.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Registration has also been suggested by others. I will pass that on. As for using “real” names, this might not be possible for certain types of artists (including myself). 🙁

Ari
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Ari

I see where you’re coming from. That’s part of why I’d find it so interesting. Like, who are the People commenting on here, besides crazed fan maniacs? Artists, people from delegations trying to influence the narrative… I have no clue if there’s anyone noteworthy at all, but it is an interesting thought.

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Stop it already! I have NOTHING against you, so stop trying to be provocative. You’re the one that always starts the fight all over again. I don’t want to be involved in such silly fights, please stop it, okay? Can’t we just get along like normal People?

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

well, idc. This is over for me. I’ll just try to ignore you and you’ll try to ignore me, okay? It’s better that way.

norwegian wood
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norwegian wood

Jon Ola Sand liked her

desfolhada
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desfolhada

how do you know it?
I didn’t notice I was so nervous!!

West
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West

Even though there were songs I liked more I’m glad the winner was Cláudia and not Catarina. O Jardim is a good song – different from last year and the singer has a nice voice.

oli
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oli

Beautiful and magic. Welcome to my Top 3, Portugal! <3

Peter
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Peter

Portugal, a possible Eurovision Winner 2018… A modern and contemporary ballad song, complex, great voice, an addictive, emotional and cheesy song, more you listen, more you love it… If extended to 3 minutes, and in the last minute raising the tone and accelerate a bit, this song could win Eurovision again. Maybe will be LISBON 2019.

portuguese fella
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portuguese fella

some people say she’s gonna do a revamp. I wouldnt be surprised, she reads the opinions of portuguese people. we will see…

ikiu
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ikiu

A revamp in the last part would be great, and I am sure they will prepare a nice staging for this song in Lisbon. I am super excited about Portugal this year!

PP
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PP

I think , this song will be overrated by juries in final. In final maximum 25 points from televote (most points from Spain and France ), and from 40 to 80 with juries votes.

JG
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JG

Use your divinatory capabilities exclusively to earn money and buy a ticket out of this planet!

Krys Ka
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Krys Ka

Portugal is staying in the semi final this year. Good!

Sage Anderson
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Sage Anderson

It automatically qualifies for the final because portugal won last year, what the hell are you talking about…

Zafir
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Zafir

Portugal is in final, because Portugal is host of this year Eurovision thanks to victory of Salvador last year in Ukraine,maybe he wouldn won if we don t hear about his healt problem with heart . Interesting that he lost 2 time televote in his own country both time in semi and final from Viva La Diva and their song Nova Gloria)>

Joe
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Joe

Here we go again. Salvador haters are like those fish on the wall where you press a button and it sings a song. All that has to be brought up is Portugal, or Salvador, or just Eurovision, and it’s all “He only won because of a sympathy vote, not ‘cuz the song’s any good.” Would it win both jury and televote if it sucked? The theory is hurtful and ableist.

E.
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E.

I mean, I agree with you but how is it ableist if Salvador is not disabled?

Joe
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Joe

He had a heart disorder, right? Saying he only won cuz of that strikes me as ableist.

Joe
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Joe

…if it had a semi-final to stay in. In any case, it wouldn’t. ‘Cuz the song is good. But hey, you can’t like everything I suppose.

PP
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PP

My TOP 10
1.Belgium
2.Belarus
3.Estonia
4.Germany
5.Serbia
6.Malta
7.Czech Republic
8.United Kingdom
9.Cyprus
10.The Netherlands
last 5 places
Latvia
Spain
Hungary
Portugal
Slovenia

Amie
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Amie

Lol. Your top says it all, Oki dokie

xoxo

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

Pretty hair. That’s the only exciting thing about the entry for me.

Why is everyone including Belgium in their top list? I don’t see them releasing their song yet?

Sage Anderson
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Sage Anderson

Belgium JUST leaked it’s song just a few hours ago.

And honestly, …it’s one of the best so far and possibly winning material

Fast Food Music Lover
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Fast Food Music Lover

Holy crap I need to search the song now… Thanks!

Joe
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Joe

Here I was talking a big game about Elina being my winner ride-or-die, and here comes Portugal and Belgium sweeping my top 2. Estonia’s still hanging in there, though. Said it before and I’ll say it again: this is already an incredibly strong year. So, the updated list: 1. Portugal 2. Belgium 3. Estonia 4. Italy 5. France 6. Germany 7. Czech Republic 8. Spain 9. Ukraine 10. Greece 11. The Netherlands 12. Romania 13. Malta 14. Switzerland 15. Albania 16. United Kingdom 17. Latvia 18. Montenegro 19. Armenia 20. Azerbaijan 21. Finland (I was kinda swept up in the… Read more »

Margot
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Margot

Strong year? Are we watching the same show? This is the weakest year we’ve had I think ever. Last year’s show was miles better: we had Francesco, Sunstroke Project, Alma, Anja, the list goes on. I hope Bulgaria comes in with something similar to last year or at least something decent because at the end of the day that’s all it will need to have a comfortable victory in Lisbon. ESC 2018 is quite a yawn, anyone else patiently awaiting ESC 2019?

Shaun
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Shaun

Every single year, the same story. People complaining about the quality being the worst… until the lineup is complete, and they realize the contest has at least 15 fairly good songs. There’s still 12 left to know, 9 of them internal selections, and people are already loving a lot of what is already known. Perhaps it’s a bit too soon to take anything for granted?

Joe
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Joe

IKR? Can’t please anybody sometimes.

Joe
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Joe

Eh, to each their own. I like the variety of entries. People talk a lot about how it’s gonna be a snoozefest but there’s a ton of energy here. A nice balance of goofy Eurovision-friendly pop (Moldova, Slovenia, Finland), conventional Hot 100 pop (UK, Czechia, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Poland), rock (Albania, Hungary, Romania), jazz (Belgium, Latvia), ethno-pop (Serbia, Greece), fado (Portugal – it is fado, right?), and, of course, ballads (Spain, Montenegro, Germany, Iceland, Denmark). Then there’s the stuff that’s hard to categorize. What would you call Ukraine, France, or Estonia’s entries? They’re all unique. I’m sorry you aren’t enjoying Eurovision… Read more »

Shaun
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Shaun

Peu Madureira’s song was fado. In any case, ‘O jardim’ could be considered as a trip hop, lounge-infused ballad.

Joe
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Joe

Call it what you will, I call it incredible. (But yeah, trip-hop is awesome. Anything that makes me think of Portishead is doing something right).

Filipe
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Filipe

No song at Festival da Canção was fado. Peu’s was fado-influenced. You should search what fado really is. Not everything that’s sang in Portuguese is fado. “O Jardim” is trip hop, like Massive Attack.

Joe
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Joe

Well, I know not everything in Portuguese is fado (Salvador was jazz). I’m still learning.

Also, while I’ve got a (presumably) Portuguese fan here: yours are the only national finals I’ve made a real effort to go back and watch over the years. Such a consistently high level of song quality. Still salty that “Umbada” didn’t get to represent you guys in ’85, but whatever. (Would be a terrific interval act this year).

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Indeed! Incredible that you would even know that song.

Joe
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Joe

Found it in a video of FdC highlights that didn’t actually make it to Eurovision. Been obsessed ever since. Would’ve been a top 10 contender for sure if it had actually gone.

Shaun
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Shaun

Also, Anja being any good with that generic, middle-of-the-road ballad she brought to the contest, that couldn’t hold a candle to her previous DMGP attempt? That cracked me up, I’ll admit.

Joe
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Joe

I mean, her voice was nice at least. Didn’t deserve better than she got, though.

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Anja was not a highlight, but I definitely enjoyed her and her strong voice more than Dihaj or Jacques or Demy.

Again, she didn’t deserve more than what she got.

Eurovisionfan12
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Eurovisionfan12

Your comment pretty much sums up why I sometimes despise the ESC fandom

Sage Anderson
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Sage Anderson

…Your own country sent in something weak and you’re complaining about everything else out of denial, aren’t you? :^)

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Fck off, it’s a great, diverse year with lots of Quality and different genres. Maybe it’s just too much diversity for you to handle 🙂

Eve
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Eve

@ Weißbrot ”too much diversity for you to handle” hahahahhaaha, great comment, I agree with you, btw, it’s great year 🙂

Sabrina
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Sabrina

I’ve always thought that Portugal should try to step away from Salvador this year. Of course, when your national selection is crowded by slow songs, the task became more difficult. That’s why I gravitated towards Catarina on the first semi and Cláudia on the second. Not just because they were woman, but also because both of them were able to let their personalities to florish and be part of the performance. Diogo and Peu were great, but the comparisons (the fair ones and the unfair ones) would be unavoidable. It turns out that in the end Portugal found on “O… Read more »

Sabrina
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Sabrina

Catarina was wonderful also, but her song isn’t as good as “O Jardim”. I also loved the fact that the televoting gave Anabela 7 points, while the juries basically ignored that she was arguably the best performer of Festival da Canção.

Ferreira
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Ferreira

so true

dan
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dan

This is why i still visit wiwi bloggs. Thank you, i agree 100%.

brennan
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brennan

i totally agree with what you’re saying

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

I totally agree with you when say that Catarina and Claudia let their unique personality shine through and that made all the difference. Both were esquisite and made me very proud. As a contrast the two Joanas hidden their personality somehow and didn’t delivered their songs, which to me were also two masterpieces.

fan
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fan

Make this a dance track and it would be superb..as it is ….it is… soooo boring!

Shaun
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Shaun

This is the Eurovision Song Contest, not the Eurovision BOP Contest.

Jane
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Jane

Her expressions and her vocie are beautiful.

My top 5:

1-France
2-Estonia
3-Portugal
4-Cyprus
5-Czechia

Miguel
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Miguel

Winner alert!

Brandon
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Brandon

Austria will not be alone anymore. Just like the Austrians ”The Makemakers” were last with 0 points when their country was host in 2015, the same will happen with Portugal in 2018.

AsD
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AsD

Love from Portugal to you, hater <3

No Name
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No Name

Sure, Jan

Sage Anderson
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Sage Anderson

A lot of people are saying they love this?

That’s a pretty dumb assumption to make

you can’t base things purely off of salt

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

We can always count on our neighbors, there is no way in hell this song is getting zero points. Sorry to burst your (hate) bubble. =)

Marcelo
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Marcelo

Spain will probably gave them 12 points in both jury and televote.

Mark
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Mark

5/10

SM
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SM

Of course my country won’t win again but I’m happy that we choose another quality song like last year… my favourite was janeiro but this one is very good too…. I can’t vote gor my own country so my votes ho to…….Spain

SM
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SM

Go to to

SM
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SM

Sorry my points go to spain

Davve
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Davve

Sorry to burst anyones bubble but this song will crash in Eurovision…

Carter
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Carter

I totally agree with you

Olga
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Olga

Well, i disagree. Just like i didnt agree last year when people said sobral would crash and not reach the final. We will see.

porto
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porto

DAVVE – Sorry, we have been crashing for years.

What makes you think you are bursting our bubble? good night.

jim
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jim

this song is so forgettable, so short and so silent, the second chorus was the only interesting moment but that’s all…

PetraP
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PetraP

If you felt it short maybe is because a part of you liked it and wanted more, because the song is almost 3 minutes long like many others.