Over the course of April and May, on the lead up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that are participating this year in Rotterdam. Today, we celebrate Portugal.
Portugal debuted at the Contest in 1964, in Copenhagen, Denmark. António Calvário finished in thirteenth and last place, with their entry “Oração”, scoring 0 points.
The most successful entry from Portugal was in 2017, when the Contest took place in Kyiv, Ukraine. Salvador Sobral finished in first place with his entry “Amar pelos dois”, scoring 758 points. This included eighteen sets of jury twelve points from Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Poland, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. This also included twelve sets of televote twelve points from Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Switzerland.
The most recent Portuguese entry was due to be in 2020, when the cancelled Contest was due to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Elisa was due to represent Portugal with her entry “Medo de sentir”.
This year, Portugal will be represented by The Black Mamba with their song “Love Is on My Side”. Will The Black Mamba take Portugal to their second victory?
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland