Friday, February 22, 2019

RTP previews 2019 Festival da Canção songs

RTP has released final details of the 2019 Festival da Canção - the competition that will select a song to represent Portugal at the Eurovision...

They write the songs … for Portugal

Sticking to the idea that Eurovision is a song contest, Portuguese broadcaster RTP always likes to announce the names of the people behind the...

1 November – Put the microphone in front of you

It's a new month, with more endless possibilities. So why have I picked the birthday I have? Well, we like to get people talking here,...

25 September – He’s not sailing anymore

You want a cracker of a song? One that has everything? Power? Emotion? Wind machines? Wafty dresses? Marzipan? Well, maybe not the marzipan, but...

23 September – I know the rain is falling outside

Did you go to Portugal back in May? Do you still dream of the sun, the sea, the pasteis de nada? Do you think...

Each morning I’ll be like a child

It's Friday night at the Café Oneurope. And that can only mean one thing. It's random video time. You must be on the edge...

26 June – The wind changed and she didn’t return

It's always good to celebrate those people that were the first. The first winner of the contest. The first winner from . The first...

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...

18 June – My grape sugar and nut on the table

Nothing makes you think of summer more than fruit and sweet things. OK, perhaps the sun too. But if you're in a beach bar,...

Portugal: Home and dry

With just a few rehearsals to get through today, it's a shorter stint for Monty and Rose, who will be your guides. They're en...