Suzy won the Festival da Canção this year and went on to represent Portugal at Eurovision. However one of the finalists – Raquel Guerra – who placed 5th in the final with the song ‘Sonhos roubados’ has released a new song and it’s actually very good!
Raquel’s new song is called ‘As melodias de um adeus’ or ‘The Melodies of a Goodbye’. The song is composed by Marios Gligoris and Nuno Valério whom have had songs in Festival da Canção on previous occasions.
‘As melodias de um adeus’ is a song that I could see represent Portugal at Eurovision. It has all the usual ingredients of a traditional Portuguese entry – it is passionate and full of atmosphere that I always adore, though this year the public decided to go a different route.
Raquel’s vocals move from being tender to forceful in a single breath just like the melody of the song. This reflects the theme of the song as one moves from love to anger when saying goodbye to a partner. Teamed with an abstract video of children dancing in black in white, you will either love it o hate it. For me it is a “Love It”. Something out of the ordinary. You have to ask yourself why Raquel did not sing this at the Festival da Canção this year.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Eurovision Ireland.