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Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #11 PORTUGAL – Cláudia Pascoal – “O jardim”

Just outside my top 10 are this year’s hosts. Regardless of whether you liked Salvador Sobral’s entry last year, few would begrudge Portugal its victory last year – almost 50 appearances at the contest without even a top 5, let alone a win, and finally, finally, they did it. And which means we all get to enjoy Lisbon. Could we enjoy a second year in a row in Europe’s sunny south west corner?
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Eurovision 2018 national selections: from east to west (Poland, Portugal and San Marino previews)

It’s a very busy weekend for national finals and song releases – as well as the trio of northern countries with national finals (see my preview), we have three other countries releasing their songs (Azerbaijan, Cyprus and The Netherlands), and also three further national finals of countries stretching from the westernmost country of continental Europe to the eastern borders of the EU…  Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: from east to west (Poland, Portugal and San Marino previews)”

My top 5 songs from…Portugal

The host of Eurovision in 2018, it’s been a long, long journey for Portugal to finally reach this point. No country had been in Eurovision longer without a single win to their name; in fact, poor Portugal had never even reached the Top 5 in almost 50 years in the contest! That all changed in 2017 with a spectacular win with a very understated song. What else have I dug out from their long Eurovision history?
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Destination Lisbon!

So I’m back from outer space…. Sorry, just getting in the (camp) mood for Brighton Pride but just enough time to squeeze in a mini-update after the traditional Eurovision low season when I have a hiatus from posting on my site. But with Eurovision 2017 now three months in the past, and Wimbledon 2017 (my other great passion) now done and dusted, it’s time to turn thoughts back to updating the site and thinking of next year.

And next year is going to be especially exciting for me and my fellow Eurovision fanatic friends, we’ve booked to go to Lisbon during Eurovision week!  Continue reading “Destination Lisbon!”

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #32 PORTUGAL – Salvador Sobral – “Amar pelos dois”

And now for something completely different. It’s the welcome return of Portugal to the contest after a one year absence. Portugal holds the record for the most appearances in the contest without a win. In fact, the country has yet to reach the top five of any contest – could this be the year they finally break the top 5 with this very distinctive entry and performer? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #32 PORTUGAL – Salvador Sobral – “Amar pelos dois””

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