Friday, May 20, 2022
Countries N-Z Portugal

Portugal

The Portuguese entry is chosen by RTP. Portugal has taken part on and off since 1964 but has never won.

8 April – I don’t want what fado is all about

We're in Italy for a certain musical event next month. So when an act has a birthday who performed in Italy the last time...

LIVE BLOG – Semi Final 1 – First dress rehearsal

Join us live here from 16:00 local time (2pm, UK/Portugal - 3pm Western Europe) to hear what we make of the first dress rehearsal...

Portugal kicks off 2019 Eurovision song search

The last item of order on a busy Saturday evening came courtesy of Portuguese broadcaster RTP. A traditional late evening slot was handed to...

1 April – She says I was a very serious case

The set at a Eurovision Song Contest is always a talking point. In the 21st Century, it's an eagerly anticipated announcement. How many video...

I’m behind.. Portuguese and Czech brooding

Sorry Our Phil, I know you don’t like ‘lumpage’ and reviews of two countries together but I’m still recovering all those pieces to radio...

Cláudia Pascoal to sing for Eurovision host nation

Rare indeed are the years when the host nation triumphs at Eurovision. 2018 shows little sign of breaking that pattern. Last night, Cláudia Pascoal was (eventually)...

7 August – Run, barefooted, by the wharf

Is Eurovision political? Is there a fine line between a political song and one that celebrates history. Where do you draw this line? Some countries...

7 December – Go, my golden balloon, wrapped in fantasy

It must be daunting to open our favourite TV show, but at least you get to the Green Room bar before everyone else. You...

And finally we’re there – Portugal …

Phil: Well I am pre-disposed to like this song because it is my kind of song... And I'd be right! All of those wags...

20 June – I give my life for a day of...

I mentioned a day or two ago that Portuguese was a very misunderstood language until 2017. If you were to listen to a compilation...