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Portugal’s Eurovision 1992 entrant Dina passes away at age 62

Ondina Veloso, known professionally as Dina, passed away this morning at age 62. According to the spokesperson of Lisbon, Portugal’s Pulido Valente Hospital, Dina had suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease where lung tissue slowly and gradually becomes damaged and scarred. Dina will be familiar to Eurovision fans for her 1992 entry “Amor d’água fresca” (“Fresh Water Love”) which …

Portugal: Conan Osiris won Festival da Canção

Last year’s Eurovision Song Contest host, Portugal, has organized the final of the Festival da Canção. After 2 semi-finals, 8 finalists competed in today’s shows which were : Calema – A Dois Mariana Bragada – Mar doce Matay – Perfeito Surma – Pugna NBC – Igual a ti Madrepaz – Mundo a mudar Conan Osiris – Telemoveis Ana Claudia – Incercia Today’s show …

Portugal: The final line-up is complete

Last year, they had the honour of finally showing Lisbon to the world and host our beloved contest, but now everything is back to normal and we’re one step closer to knowing who will represent Portugal this year. Semi-Final 2 Last week, the first semi-final of  Festival da Canção 2019 took place, and tonight the second semi-final took place. Just like last …

Portugal: Semifinal 1 of Festival da Canção Takes Place!

Semifinal 1 of FdC has concluded in Portugal! Tonight, we heard the first half of the songs, and we have our first four qualifiers for the final two weeks from now! Tonight’s lineup was as follows: Ana Cláudia – “Inércia” João Campos – “É o que é” Soraia Tavares – “O meu sonho” Calema – “A dois” Conan Osíris – …

TONIGHT: Super Saturday 2019

There’s always one weekend in the Eurovision calendar that promises to deliver, and that special weekend is upon us – it’s Super Saturday 2019! And this year, it’s a whopper. No less than eleven selection shows are taking place across Europe to make it the busiest night by far of this year’s selection calendar. Tonight sees the return of a …

Portugal: Our reviews of the Festival da Cançao entries – Semi-Final 1

With Portugal’s selection “Festival da Cançao” kicking off this weekend, we sat down to look at the acts in the first semi-final. Are there any potential Eurovision winners in the Portuguese selection once more? Ana Claudia – Inercia James – 7 – “This is going to be a divisive one. I get why people might hate this as a European …

Do Semis Really Matter? – The Importance of a Good Semi Result

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. It occurred to me last week, during the results live stream after the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision, that the debate had centred on which of the two semi-final winners would be the …

Italy: Luisa Sobral turns down invitation to enter San Remo

Luisa Sobral, the composer of the entry “Amar pelos dois” which brought Portugal their first ever Eurovision victory in 2017 with her brother Salvador, has revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Portuguese online newspaper Observador that she was invited to perform in this year’s edition of the San Remo festival but turned down the chance. The jazz singer-songwriter and composer …

To LED or Not LED, That is the Question

When diagrams of a Eurovision stage are released, there is usually a grand response, in both a positive and negative way. But when the Eurovision stage for Lisbon was announced, it seemed that the negatives outweighed the positives tenfold. Had Weider lost his design skill? Would this design ruin the entire Eurovision experience? Was the stage even that bad? The …

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