BIRTHDAY: Maria Guinot from Portugal would have been 74 today
Even though most countries like to use English to sing in at our favourite TV show, it’s nice to hear something that’s truer to its roots.
Portuguese was a very misunderstood language until 2017. But if you were to listen to a compilation of songs from Portugal, you’ll love some that got completely ignored. When we were last in Luxembourg (remember them?), the song from Portugal, and got a scattering of points from six juries out of 19. It deserved far far better. It came from what would have been today’s birthday girl Maria Guinot, and is a classic amongst certain circles.
Sadly we lost Ms Guinot in November 2018, but this song will always be magnificent.
Authors: Riigi Ametnik, John Stanton