Portugal is gearing up their preparations for Festival da Canção 2023. As artists look ahead to the national final, which begins on February 25th, Rory speaks to Afonso and Pedro from You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown. They are vying to represent Portugal in Liverpool with their song “Contraste Mudo”.
Check out our interview with You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown here!
Together, Afonso, Pedro and Rory talk about the meaning behind their song “Contraste Mudo”. They also explain the story behind their unconventional name, their memories of Eurovision, and how they use their daily lives influence the various genres they play. They also offer a message to their newfound international listeners.
About You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown
You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown is a six-piece band, established in 2009. The band is made up of Afonso Cabral, David Santos, Pedro Branco, Salvador Menezes, João Gil and Tomás Sousa. As a band, the group has released four albums, with their 2016 record ‘Marrow’ reaching #1 on the Portuguese album charts. They have also played international festivals including South by Southwest and The Great Escape. Their entry into Festival da Canção – “Contraste Mudo” – was written by the band themselves.
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 53 times – appearing the final 44 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 MARO with the song “saudade, saudade”. MARO managed to qualify for the Grand Final and once there, she finished 9th, after receiving 207 points from the jury and the televote.
What do you think of our interview with You Can’t Win, Charlie Brown? Do you think “Contraste Mudo” could represent Portugal in Liverpool? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow “That Eurovision Site” on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for Eurovision 2023!
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