Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993

Portugal took part at the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 in Millstreet, Ireland, represented by Anabela with the song "A cidade (até ser dia)". Anabela was selected through the annual Festival da Canção, Portugal's Eurovision selection show, to represent the country at the contest in Ireland.

Eurovision Song Contest 1993
Country Portugal
National selection
Selection processFestival da Canção 1993
Selection date(s)Semi-finals
3 January 1993
10 January 1993
17 January 1993
24 January 1993
31 January 1993
Final
11 March 1993
Selected entrantAnabela
Selected song"A cidade (até ser dia)"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result10th, 60 points
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Festival da Canção 1993Edit

The Portuguese broadcaster, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), used the popular Festival da Canção to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1993.

FormatEdit

The format for the 1993 Portuguese selection was similar to that of the previous year, but with a few adjustments. Once again, there would be five semi-finals, and the qualifiers were chosen by a panel of five judges (among them former Eurovision participants Fernando Tordo, who competed in 1973, and Dulce Pontes, who competed in 1991; and future Eurovision participant Rita Guerra, who would represent her country in 2003). However, there were now four songs in each semi, and the top eight songs across all five semi-finals would compete in the final. The semi-finals were hosted by Júlio Isidro.[1]

Semi-finalsEdit

Semi-final 1 – 3 January 1993
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Paulo Brissos "No dia seguinte" 45 1
2 Isabel Campelo "Praia sem marés" 43 2=
3 Jose Cid, Bragança and Ca. Lda. "O poeta, o pintor e o músico" 41 6
4 Piedade Fernandes "Renascer de um trovador" 43 2=
Semi-final 2 – 10 January 1993
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Madi "Fantasia" 24 15=
2 Grupo Até Jazz "Pó de melhorar" 42 4=
3 Cristina Roque "Quero muito mais de ti" 38 7
4 Anabela "A cidade (até ser dia)" 42 4=
Semi-final 3 – 17 January 1993
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Tozé Lobo "Baila, baila" 27 13
2 David "Recordações (tu e eu)" 26 14
3 Liza Mayo "Talvez noutro lugar" 37 8=
4 Cláudia Veloso "Pranum" 24 15=
Semi-final 4 – 24 January 1993
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Mário Mata "Miúda triste" 37 8=
2 David "Foram momentos" 23 17=
3 Armando Gama "Se eu sonhar" 34 10
4 Mónica "B-a-bá" 17 20
Semi-final 5 – 31 January 1993
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Sílvia "Cidade do Tejo" 23 17=
2 Piedade Fernandes "Canção do Alentejo" 28 12
3 Olívia "Lembrar os anos 60" 22 19
4 Ana Paulino "As palavras são demais" 32 11

FinalEdit

The final was held on 11 March 1993 at the São Luiz Theatre in Lisbon and was hosted by António Sala and Margarida Mercês de Medo. The winner was decided through the votes of 22 regional juries.[2]

The winner was "A cidade (até ser dia)," sung by Anabela and written by Pedro Abrantes, former Eurovision entrant Paulo de Carvalho, and Marco Quelhas. The song was arranged by the song writer's brother Fernando Abrantes, who also performed it at the piano live on stage together with the singer Anabela during the Eurovision final in Ireland.

Final – 11 March 1993
Draw Artist Song Points Place
1 Isabel Campelo "Praia sem marés" 127 3
2 Cristina Roque "Quero muito mais de ti" 115 5
3 Piedade Fernandes "Renascer de um trovador" 122 4
4 Paulo Brissos "No dia seguinte" 81 6
5 Liza Mayo "Talvez noutro lugar" 72 7
6 Jose Cid, Bragança and Ca. Lda. "O poeta, o pintor e o músico" 139 2
7 Grupo Até Jazz "Pó de melhorar" 35 8
8 Anabela "A cidade (até ser dia)" 167 1

At EurovisionEdit

Anabela performed 11th on the night of the contest, following Austria and preceding France. She received 60 points in total, placing 10th in a field of 25.[3] It was the first time since 1976 that Portugal received twelve points from any other countries, with both the Netherlands and Spain awarding Portugal their highest score. Portugal themselves awarded twelve points to France.

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PORTUGUESE SEMI-FINALS 1993". Eurovision Song Contest National Finals. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. ^ "PORTUGUESE NATIONAL FINAL 1993". Eurovision Song Contest National Finals. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Final of Millstreet 1993". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Millstreet 1993". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 17 April 2021. Retrieved 17 April 2021.