Sol de inverno

"Sol de inverno" (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsɔl d ĩˈvɛɾnu]; "Winter sun") is a song recorded by Portuguese singer Simone de Oliveira, written by Carlos Nóbrega e Sousa [pt] and Jerónimo Bragança [pt]. It is best known as the Portuguese entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1965, held in Naples, Italy.

Portugal "Sol de inverno"
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Eurovision Song Contest 1965 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Carlos Nóbrega e Sousa
Lyricist(s)
Jerónimo Bragança
Conductor
Fernando de Carvalho
Finals performance
Final result
13th
Final points
1
Entry chronology
◄ "Oração" (1964)
"Ele e ela" (1966) ►

The song is in the chanson style, popular in the early years of the contest. De Oliveira takes the role of a woman whose lover is ending their relationship, and tells him how she feels. She compares her situation to that of the winter sun, singing that she has "no warmth".

The song was performed twelfth on the night, following France's Guy Mardel with "N'avoue jamais" and preceding Italy's Bobby Solo with "Se piangi, se ridi". At the close of voting, it had received 1 point – Portugal's first in Contest history –, placing 13th in a field of 18.

It was succeeded as Portuguese entry at the 1966 contest by Madalena Iglésias with "Ele e ela".