EUROCLUB 2018 🇵🇹 watch Tom Hugo (Norway NF 2018) and Dora (Portugal 1986, 1988) performances footage
Jaime Solloso (Spain)
Tom Hugo has co-written songs for artists in Europe and Asia. In Japan, Korean supergroup TVXQ released “Very Merry Xmas” on 27.11.2013, a song co-written by Tom and Chris Busek. In summer 2013, Hugo co-wrote the B-side “Sunny Day Hero” taken from SHINee’s Gold-selling maxi-single “Boys Meet U”. He has written 3 tracks together with Y’akoto for her album Baby Blues, released by Warner Bros. Germany in 2012. The co-written single Without You did fairly well in radio. The album peaked at #20 in Germany, and was nominated for an Echo-award in 2013. Together with Finnish songwriter Erik Nyholm, he wrote the single Hard to love you performed by [Sebastian Wurth] which was released in 2011. The single peaked at #18 on the German charts. In 2010, Meg Pfeiffer recorded Love is Easy co-written by Tom Hugo, Tebey and Sebastian Kirchner for her album Bullrider (#63 on German charts). Hugo was until recently signed by Universal Music Publishing in Germany.
Dora represented Portugal twice at the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1986 she was 14th with Não sejas mau para mim and two years later she was 18th with Voltarei. “Voltarei” (“I’ll come back”) was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed in Portuguese by Dora. The song is a ballad, with Dora telling her lover that she will return to him. She confesses that her claims of having another lover to go to were false, and thus she expects him not to have waited for her, however she hopes that he will have done so anyway. She tells him, moreover, that she will wait for him to see that her feelings are true. The song was performed twentieth on the night, following France’s Gérard Lenorman with “Chanteur de charme” and preceding Yugoslavia’s Srebrna Krila with “Mangup”. At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 18th in a field of 21.