It’s happening: the king of bossa nova is coming to Portugal! Eurovision 2018 continues its trend of musical diversity by confirming two-time Grammy winner Caetano Veloso as an interval act for the Grand Final on the 12th of May. Lisbon is calling by way of Rio, and we just have to answer!
The Brazilian star will join Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral after supporting the Portuguese star last year.
Winner of nine Latin Grammy Awards, Caetano Veloso is known for his creativity and unique approach to his genre. He was one of the faces of Tropicalismo, a Brazilian musical movement that encompassed theatre, music and poetry. Nowadays it’s one of Brazil’s cultural markers, after taking special importance during the period of Brazilian military dictatorship.
Mr.Veloso is known internationally for having performed in several countries in Africa, and also in Israel, Portugal, France and beyond.
Caetano Veloso joins already confirmed interval acts Mariza, Ana Moura, Beatbombers and Branko.
MARIZA AND ANA MOURA
Mariza needs no introduction to the Portuguese audience. At 44, the Portuguese singer has one of the most recognised careers in Portugal. With more than 1 million albums sold worldwide, Mariza showcases one of the best cultural exports of Portugal: Fado. She will sing alongside Ana Moura, for the first time ever, in what is set to be a “landmark in Portuguese music history”.
They are the World Champions in scratch and they’ll be doing the music segment for the iconic Eurovision flag parade. The Portuguese duo also made the soundtrack to the presentation video of Lisbon as the host city for Eurovision 2018 with “Verdes Anos”. Except a fine mixture of traditional Portuguese music with modern beats.
SALVADOR SOBRAL AND BRANKO
The Eurovision jazz king is back! After a successful heart transplant, Salvador is set to perform his Eurovision winning song “Amar Pelos Dois” in the final as well as new material.
DJ Branko closes the line up and will create an electronic journey of music around the world, building bridges and welcoming everyone aboard the Eurovision boat.
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