All versions of the so. Background Prior to the Contest, Portugal had participated in the Eurovision Song Contest fifty times since its first entry in Portugal held the record for the most appearances in the contest without a win until when they won in Kiev, Ukraine, with Salvador Sobral's entry, "Amar pelos dois". The country ended in last place in the final 26th w. The participants are filmed with cameras throughout the day and night an idea borrowed from another of Endemol's major reality shows Big Brother.
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Once a week, the contestants have to face a prime time show, where they sing the song they've prepared during the week before, as well as recapping their trials and tribulations at The Academy from the past week. The live show will often feature special guest stars, with whom some of. Ana Terra is a Brazilian film, produced in and directed for Durval Garcia.
Artistic Award - Presented to the best artist as voted on by the commentators until presently. Until as voted by previous winners Composer Award - A jury consisting of the participating composers vote for the best and most original composition. In , a special award was presented, the Poplight Fan Award, as voted by fans on the Swedish website poplight.
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It was first held in History Like most pop festivals in isolated countries, it was a very important event for the still incipient music industry of the s and s. Left-wing composers and writers would try to squeeze subversive lyrics in the contest, with great effect. After the revolution, incidentally code-triggered by that year's winner being played on national radio, Portugal became increasingly open to foreign culture, thus deeming the Festival as a lesser musical event, dominated by below-standard pop songs with little or no impact in the industry, although remaining a popular TV show.
The s saw a recovery of the contest's image, then considered a viable means for a new singer to start a career. Biography Internationally, he is known for writing the lyrics for "Ninanajna", the song with which Elena Risteska represented the Macedonia at the Eurovision song contest. Singles from the album received heavy airplay on the Macedonian TV and Radio stations. The album gave him a successful musical come-back, making him one of the most popular art.
The song's airing on April 24th, at p. Description The song is a ballad, with Paulo de Carvalho taking the role of a man who is faced with the end of a relationship. He tells his lover how he feels, likening her to "a flower that I picked", implying that the relationship was of a comparatively short duration.
He also comments on the nature of love itself, singing that it is "winning and losing".
The song was performed sixteenth on the night, following Switzerland's Piera Martell with "Mein Ruf nach dir" and preceding Italy's Gigliola Cinquetti. The track received praise from music critics — some reviewers considered it Portugal's all-time best Eurovision entry.
It was included in the European Union Songbook as the all-time top Portuguese love song, and was covered by several artists. The song features the metaphor of a bullfight, comparing it either with the autocratic regime in Portugal at the time or with the culture of materialism.
At the close of voting, it had received 80 points, placing 10th in a field of It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the Contest by Paulo de Carvalho with "E depois do adeus". Before applying for The X Factor, Abraham was a refuse collector. Abraham has two children by his wife Denise, a daughter called Tara and a son called Jacob.
He is of Grenadian descent. Abraham was mentored throughout the competition by Sharon Osbourne although fellow judges Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh also praised the singer highly throughout the competition. Other performers who came to prominence in the same series of The X Factor were finalists Journey South and quarter-finalist Chico Slimani.
After The X Factor O. He started playing the viola at an early age and also graduated from a Music High School. He is currently studying the English language in Skopje. Career: Gaxha started singing in in the Albanian festival of pop music Nota Fest. There, he won first prize, the first time a newcomer won both, the jury and the audience votes. Within a short time, Adrian became one of the most popular singers in Macedonia and Albania and other Albanian-speaking territories.
Until today he has recorded four albums, three in the Albanian and one in Macedonian. His performances usually include a lot of skillful dance choreography. In , he finished second at. Der-Hovagimian also known as DerHova. Der-Hovagimian, lyrics were written by the performer Sirusho herself.
The song then entered the competition in the first European semi-final on 20 May and qualified for the final, which took place on 24 May. The song ranked 4th overall scoring points, and received the most 12 points, eight in total, in the competition. Reportedly the lyrics of the song changed due to some political allusions, as the EBU does not allow political remarks in any song in the competition. Eurovision National final In the na. The song in the chanson style, popular in the early years of the Contest. Mendes sings about his feelings at the end of a summer, which he describes as "a dream that ended" but seems unwilling to discuss further.
He adds, however, that summer will always return, a thought which seems to cheer him. The song was performed first on the night, preceding the Netherlands' Ronnie Tober with "Morgen". At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 11th in a field of It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the Contest by Simone de Oliveira with "Desfolhada portuguesa". Simone was born and raised in Lisbon. She started singing in high school. She is a breast cancer survivor and had the sickness twice.
Despite her popularity at home, it was not successful at the Eurovision, getting only 4 votes. Eleven years later she was agai.
On February 23, , it won against five other entries in Eurosong , held at the University of Limerick. The song represented Ireland in the semi-finals of the song contest on May 20, in Belgrade, Serbia, but failed to qualify for the final. The title refers to the Eurovision Song Contest's voting procedure, where all voting results are read in both English and French, and where a score of twelve French: douze is the highest possible result. If Ireland were to win 12 points, the result would have been read as 'Irlande douze points' in French.
The voting procedure has become notorious over the years due to supposed geopolitical voting, especially in Eastern countries. The composers both created the song and selected the performer for their entry. Following the Russian Revolution , Finland declared itself independent. In , the fledgling state was divided by civil war, with the Bolshevik-leaning Red Guard supported by the new Soviet Russia , fighting the White Guard , supported by the German Empire.
After a brief attempt to establish a kingdom, the country became a republic. Finland established an official policy of neutrality; the Finno-Soviet Treaty of gave the Soviet Union some leverage in Finnish domestic politics during the Cold War era. Finland was a relative latecomer to industrialisation , remaining a agrarian country until the s. After World War II, the Soviet Union demanded war reparations from Finland not only in money but in material, such as ships and machinery; this forced Finland to industrialise. It developed an advanced economy while building an extensive welfare state based on the Nordic model, resulting in widespread prosperity and one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.
Finland is a top performer in numerous metrics of national performance, including education, economic competitiveness, civil liberties, quality of life, human development. A large majority of Finns are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, freedom of religion is guaranteed under the Finnish Constitution.
The earliest written appearance of the name Finland is thought to be on three runestones. Two have the inscription finlonti; the third was found in Gotland. It dates back to the 13th century; the name can be assumed to be related to the tribe name Finns, mentioned at first known time AD In addition to the close relatives of Finnish, this name is used in the Baltic languages Latvian and Lithuanian. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved Eurovision Song Contest Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest.
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