Not long after winning Festival da Canção, Maro – who will represent Portugal in Turin – has hinted there will be changes to her performance in May.
Maro: “It will be a bit different”
Speaking on the official podcast of Festival da Canção, Maro said that she felt “incredible” after finding out she had won the national selection. She also said that she was “so proud to represent our country, but at the same time so grateful to everyone who listened to the song and decided it should go to Eurovision.”
During the podcast, Maro hinted that her performance will be “a bit different” to her performance at the national final.
This is not the first time Maro has changed the staging of her song ‘saudade, saudade’. In the final, Maro was joined by four other backing singers – in contrast to the first semi-final, which saw the singer alone on stage.
As well as this, Maria Ferreira – the Head of Delegation for Portugal – added there would be changes to how the song would be staged.
Portugal’s Eurovision journey
Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest with António Calvário’s “Oração” in 1964. Since then, Portugal has participated in the competition 52 times – appearing the final 43 times. Their only win in the competition came in 2017 with Salvador Sobral, performing his heart-wrenching song “Amar Pelos Dois”.
Portugal’s most recent participation was with The Black Mamba with the song “Love Is On My Side” – the first song Portugal sent in the English language. The Black Mamba qualified for the Grand Final finishing 12th, after receiving 153 points from the jury and the televote.
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News Source: ESC Portugal
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