|Posted by Eurovision On Top on September 4, 2018 at 5:00 AM||comments (1)|
No more than 10 issues! Time went by for another Eurovision Live Concert Portugal. Once again, the city of Setúbal has received a new set of Eurovision artists who joined the more than 90 who have done it since the show started.
In an ever-better organization, the concert is more than just a one-night stand. The day before the stars were received in a red carpet and before the concert they were able to take a boat trip on the River Sado.
The portuguese artists were welcomed, especially Anabela and Carlos Costa. The first one that due to its charm won the hearts of the audience as if it were 1993 taking all the true magic of the Festival. The second, he did a Eurovision medley accompanied by several dancers where the high moment was "Fuego"! It showed that the Eurovision show is alive and knocked on the door of a possible participation. Will it be?
Carla Ribeiro, often invited to the concert, made a small tribute to the songs of Albania and remembered Portuguese songs, always with her professionalism. The same as Gerson Santos that brought more recent themes of the Eurovision stand.
All the artists gave their best in this event and their involvement was greatly appreciated by both the organization and the public. The big surprise of the night was Mickey Harte who only with his guitar managed to remake his 2003 song making it current and special. Brilliant the soul of a true musician.
Justs showed his identity and charisma with three themes that did not escape the line of the current "Heartbeat". Poli Genova got a total audience involvement with any of his songs, but the highlight was undoubtedly the song that gave her the best rating at ESC and that everyone knew.
Krista was the revelation of the night! A real hurricane on stage! She cleverly opened with her Finnish version of "Eu quero ser Tua," continued with a ballad dedicated to his father and toasted the whole audience as if he were present. Then came "Marry Me" and she took the public to the maximum! You have to go back to Eurovision Krista!
Lucia Pérez was able to show how the Portuguese Soul is close to the Galician one. She sang in Galician, a language that the Portuguese understand well because it has the same origin, and even before "Que me quiten lo bailao", she made a version of a song sung by Amália Rodrigues.
The best way to end the event was with Madame Monsieur, participants from France this year. The audience received them so well that it was difficult to leave the stage. Mercy was entitled to bis and the requests to take pictures were so many that the organization was forced to remove them from the event. The Portuguese-French community present there gave them many souvenirs from Portugal and as the duo confided to us, maybe they will return to a concert.
Congratulations for this glorious event in which we also take part since the first edition!
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on August 1, 2018 at 5:10 AM||comments (17)|
10th years had flown since the first Eurovision Live Concert Portugal. In between Portugal won the contest!
The city of Setubal will held the show one more time at the 1st of September, once again at the José Afonso Auditorium. Back to the open space the organization is working hard this summer to be ready for the big moment.
The first names were revealed but more are yet to come:
You can follow the official facebook page of the event: https://www.facebook.com/Eurovision-Live-Concert-813649645319354/
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 7, 2018 at 6:25 AM||comments (0)|
As promised a couple of months ago, the International Conference - EUROVISIONS Perspectives from the Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts, will take place in Lisbon in the next 3 days. The conference will take place at the OGAE EURO CAFE - Club MoMe placed at Av. 24 de Julho, 68;(Santos).
Those interested only need to go there since the admission is free.
On the first day, a ROUNDTABLE will take place about Gender (de)constructions in Song Contests; KEYNOTE SPEAKER and PILAR GUILLÉN MARCO will be talking about their researchers.
Tomorrow, It's the day for the YOUNG ACADEMICS - SCIENCE SLAM; with Dr. Eurovision, Irving Wolther (Germany).
On May 9th, the debate will be about Professionals’ Expertise and after, conferences by KEYNOTE SPEAKER and DEAN VULETIC.
To know more about the event, visit: https://eurovisionsconfere.wixsite.com/eurovisions
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 28, 2018 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
The already traditional pre-eurovision of Portuguese artists with OGAE Portugal fans finished some hours ago. The place was special because it was the Eurocaffé that will open within a week.
In this meeting, in addition to viewing the videos of competing songs, the singers Cláudia Pascoal and Isaura were able to answer the questions of the fans.
Isaura showed her surprise to the world of Eurovision that she did not know and that is great. Participating in Eurovision in Portugal will be a moment they will never forget. The experience is being wonderful and added that they still do not have idea of what it will be.
By other hand, Claudia does not feel the responsibility of winning and thanks the Sobral brothers for having won and for allowing this to the Portuguese. She's feeling an incredible support and she noticed it also in Madrid. There, they met some of the artists and they both felt a good vibe from all the artists.
About the performance in ESC, Isaura revealed that they are still thinking about how the performance will be and that there may be some surprise. They said choosing clothes has been a horror (humorous) because they love fashion but have very different styles. In this regard, the concern with the clothing for Eurovision has been very different with the national final. If in the pre-selection they wanted to show a little of them, now they have to show that to 200 million.
Someone asked Claudia what the color of her hair would be, and she again, with all her sympathy, joked that it would be her hair to say. But still said, "I would like to see the whole audience of the Altice Arena with pink wigs. That would be a biggest surprise and hahappiness!"
A Dutch journalist questioned why Isaura was turned away. With great sincerity and without complexes, Isaura said that the studio where they performed for the first time was very small and did not want to be taking protagonism to their partner since she only sang in the middle of the song. It just happened!
Both Claudia and Isaura proved to be very accessible people, simple and friendly! They will be Eurovision's ambassadors this year and are already a national pride!
In the end, the members of the OGAE were able to give their vote in which the twelve points went to France, ten to Israel and eight to Spain!
The party continued until shortly on the Eurocaffé with DJ Nuno Eira.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 12, 2018 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
The portuguese public television, RTP, broadcasted a program about Eurovision in two parts, in the morning and in the afternoon. In this broadcast it was possible to see how the setting of the stage is being done, how the postcards (Cyprus, Bulgaria and Russia) have been recorded, how the accreditation process is done, how the staff works and where the backstages will be. Always with performances of Eurovision songs and with some interviews, the broadcast was an opportunity to introduce the list of concerts that will be in the Eurovision Village from the 4th to the 12th of May, by Henrique Amaro. Don't miss it if you come to Lisbon.
Apart from ESC artists that might be present performing their songs, the now schedule concerts are the following:
4th - Beat Bombers (DJ Ride and Stereo Sounds) www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tgCdIBnWHU
5th - Dance sound of Lisbon - A Show by Moulinex www.youtube.com/watch?v=QI02PXw0HAs
6th - Tribute to the former eurovision artists Carlos Paião, Simone de Oliveira and Doce
7th - Banda do Mar www.youtube.com/watch?v=61jSSF3Vu54
8th - 1st semifinal - big screen
9th - Day of Europe - Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3qbSJ0kKk
10th - 2nd semifinal - big screen
11th - Orelha Negra & Capicua (A Guerrilha Cor de Rosa - Guests: Ana Bacalhau and Marta Rhen among others) www.youtube.com/watch?v=umkMgCCiiLc
12th - Grand Final of Eurovision - big screen
The Eurovision Village will be at the Praça do Comercio. The access will be controlled but the admission is free and everyone is welcome!