Friday, January 28, 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.

7 August – I’m singing the praises of the land that...

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...

23 May – Like a smoke rising in the air

It's always daunting opening a Eurovision Song Contest. It does mean at least you can get to the bar earlier. But you also have...

Monty looks at Georgia, Albania, Portugal and Bulgaria

Goedemorgen Oneuropeans, and welcome to Day 7. A week already! It’s the final second rehearsals for the semi-finalists, and a short day today after...

Portugal – It makes me smile, that’s what music does

As you will know, I loved this song in first rehearsal and nothing I've seen in the last 20 minutes has changed my mind....

The Fanning Verdict – Eurovision 2021 – Day Four

I’m not going to lie, this is a Eurovision 2021 day I’ve not looked forward to. It’s the part of the show laden with...

Portugal – the surprise I wasn’t expecting

I posted earlier that I wanted to be surprised today, and I am, by Portugal. I’m not a fan of this song, or this...

Portugal – It’s a Bond film short of perfection

I was predisposed to loving this song from the moment I heard it in the FdC but now its on stage it’s even better...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 29 – Portugal

Love Is On My Side by The Black Mamba One of the delights of my first trip to Portugal was encountering the unique Portuguese character,...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Part 29 of 39 – Portugal

I’m quite used to being in a minority.  I was in the minority of the press centre that heard Il Volo bugger up their...

Nick’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Portugal

PORTUGAL - The Black Mamba - Love Is On My Side Years ago (when I was younger) (obviously), I won a small amount of money...