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Eduardo Nascimento

Eduardo Nascimento (26 June 1943, Luanda, Portuguese Angola – 22 November 2019) was an Angolan singer, best known for his participation on behalf of Portugal in the 1967 Eurovision Song Contest.

Eduardo Nascimento
Born(1943-06-26)26 June 1943
Luanda, Portuguese Angola
Died22 November 2019(2019-11-22) (aged 76)
Lisbon, Portugal
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer

Nascimento was the leader of a five-member band, Os Rocks, formed in Luanda in 1962. The band travelled to mainland Portugal in the mid-1960s, participating in song festivals and releasing a well-received EP, "Wish I May", in 1966. In 1967, Nascimento entered the Portuguese Eurovision selection contest, the Festival da Canção, as a solo artist with the song "O vento mudou" ("The Wind Changed").[1] He won the event by a comfortable margin, and went forward to represent Portugal in the 12th Eurovision Song Contest,[2] held on April 8 in Vienna, where "O vento mudou" finished in joint 12th place of the 17 entries.[3] With Os Rocks, Nascimento released another EP, "Don't Blame Me", in 1968, before giving up his musical career and returning to Angola in 1969.

Nascimento is notable for being the first black male performer at Eurovision, the year after Milly Scott from the Netherlands became the first black female to sing at the Eurovision.

Nascimento died on 22 November 2019.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PORTUGUESE NATIONAL FINAL 1967". natfinals.50webs.com. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  2. ^ Eurovision 1967 - Eduardo Nascimento - O vento mudou on YouTube, Eduardo Nascimento in the Eurovision Song Contest 1967
  3. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest : Portugal 1967 : Eduardo Nascimento, O Vento Mudou : ESC-History". www.esc-history.com. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  4. ^ "Morreu Eduardo Nascimento". sicnoticias.pt. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Madalena Iglesias
with "Ele e ela"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
1967
Succeeded by
Carlos Mendes
with "Verão"