Portugal in the Eurovision Dance Contest

Portugal took part in the first Eurovision Dance Contest in 2007. Representing the country were Sónia Araújo, a TV host and Ricardo Silva, a ballroom dancer. The couple were chosen after winning the second Portuguese version of Strictly Come Dancing ("Dança Comigo", in Portuguese). The dances they performed at the contest were Jive and Tango. Portugal came joint fifth after receiving 74 points from 12 countries. It was their first top five finish in any Eurovision contest.

Member stationRTP
National selection eventsDança Comigo
Participation summary
First appearance2007
Best result5th, 2007
Worst result8th, 2008
External links
"Portugal at Eurovision Dance Contest 2008".
Portugal's page at Eurovision.tv

Sónia is a co-hoster of the Portuguese talk-show "Praça da Alegria", by RTP, RTP África and RTP Internacional, along with Jorge Gabriel and Hélder Reis.

In 2008, Portugal were represented by singer Raquel Tavares and dancer João Tiago, who danced a fusion of Rumba and Tango. The Third Eurovision Dance Contest has been cancelled indefinitely.[1]


Table key
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Couple Dances Place Points
2007 Sónia Araújo and Ricardo Silva Jive and Tango 5 74
2008 Raquel Tavares and João Tiago Rumba/Tango 8 61

Voting HistoryEdit

Portugal has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1   Greece 15
2   Netherlands 14
3   Russia 12
=   Spain 12
=   Switzerland 12
4   United Kingdom 10

Portugal has given the most points to...

Rank Country Points
1   Ukraine 19
2   Russia 18
3   Finland 12
=   Spain 12
4   Denmark 11
5   Greece 8

Commentators and spokespersonsEdit

Year(s) Commentator(s) Spokesperson
2007 Isabel Angelino, Alberto Rodrigues and Marco de Camillis Marta Leite de Castro
2008 Isabel Angelino and Alberto Rodrigues Helena Coelho

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (29 May 2011). "What caused the death of the Eurovision Dance Contest?". Eurovoix.xom. Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 22 June 2014.