PORTUGAL 2014: PREDICT THE WINNER
LISBON, PORTUGAL – This Saturday, after a one year break, Portugal will select it’s entry for Eurovision. After the semifinal, list is shortened to five songs and it seems that it will be a very tight fight. We will also be doing a live report of the show just for you, who won’t be able to watch it live. In this article we will do a warm up, and present you all the finalists and their songs.
Rui Andrade will perform first. His song is called “Ao teu encontro” and in English it means “To meet you”. Rui’s song is composed by a veteran on Eurovision field, Marc Paelinck, and the lyrics were written by Rui himself. His song is a euro-pop styled ballad that gives you an amazing impression with it’s Portuguese lyrics.
Catarina Pereira will perform second with the song called “Mea Culpa”. Authors of her song are also not strangers to Eurovision audience. They are Andrej Babic and Carlos Coelho. Andrej’s songs participated in many other national finals. He also appeared as a backing vocalist on Eurovision stage for few times. Mea Culpa will make you dance for sure as well there is no doubt that it will become a summer hit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAF0vukzrOk
Third spot in the final is reserved for Zana and “Nas asas da sorte”. Translated to English, her song means “On the wings of luck”. Jan Van Dijck wrote the music, while Paulo Abreu Lima is responsible for the lyrics of this modern folk song.
Raquel Guerra is not just a singer. She is also an actress and she will perform fourth with her a bit dramatic song “Sonhos roubados” that was wriiten by Nuno Fiest and Nuno Marques da Silva, who wrote the lyrics.
Last, but not the least will perform another female singer – Suzy. Her song is called “Quero ser tua” or in English “I want to be yours”. Her song was completely written by Emanuel and besides being clasical Portuguese dance song it has African motives in it. You probably remember Emanuel from 2007, as he composed Sabrina’s Dança conmigo, which just missed out the final, finishing 11th in the semi.
You can also vote in our poll for your favourite (up to three choices) and we will announce the winner shortly before the live report starts (22.00 CET). What ever song wins this Saturday Portugal will for sure be welcomed back with a big round of applause.