Tuesday, August 9, 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.

Portugal.. Saudade!!!

Well yes, quite. It’s certainly very “Saudade” whatever the hell that is supposed to be. For the second run-through, they have dry ice on stage...

Positive COVID test delays Portuguese rehearsal

A member of the Portuguese delegation has tested positive for COVID 19 while undergoing routine antigenic testing at the PalaOlimpico venue in Turin. Portugal...

Let’s start day 2 on a high note – The Portuguese...

So first up on Day 2 were those happy Portuguese! Maro tells us that this song links to her late grandfather and grandmother (which explains...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 31 – Portugal

While it’s delightful to be able to follow all the national finals nowadays (and I’ll be returning to those after the Contest for the...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2022 – Part 31 – Portugal

Saudade Saudade – MARO Saudade Saudade may be the dreariest song ever unleashed onto an unsuspecting public, and yet I keep reading how it's truly...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2022 – Part 31 – Portugal

Saudade Saudade – MARO When our chums at Eurovision Ireland reviewed this in their fantastic “Review In 2” section of YouTube several weeks ago, there...

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...

29 March – Old women, crazy women and tourists are coming...

Birthdays are like buses. Some days there are none at all. Then other days you get a veritable plethora of them. That then gives...

Portugal hands Eurovision crown to Maro

Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) tonight picked Maro with 'Saudade Saudade' as the Portuguese entry to the contest through the national selection Festival...

8 March – Bread that was never kneaded

In just over two months from now, it's possible that you'll be somewhere in southern Europe. Somewhere where the pasta, chianti (chianti, chianti, chianti,...