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Portugal: Suzy – Quero Ser Tua

    Portugal have returned to the contest this year after a brief financially forced holiday. In a final that was entirely decided by televote, the Portugese people chose to send Suzy to Copenhagen with the song Quero Ser Tua. Quero Ser Tua offers a totally unique sound in this year's Eurovision, which makes it a risk when compiling your list of 10 qualifiers. The summery, latin vibe could earn Portugal a number of floating votes from those viewers disappointed with the lack of a party in the second half of semi-final one. Unfortunately, Suzy and her fellow backing singers…

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Historical Support Strength

User Rating: 2.9 ( 27 votes)

 
 
Portugal have returned to the contest this year after a brief financially forced holiday. In a final that was entirely decided by televote, the Portugese people chose to send Suzy to Copenhagen with the song Quero Ser Tua.

Quero Ser Tua offers a totally unique sound in this year’s Eurovision, which makes it a risk when compiling your list of 10 qualifiers. The summery, latin vibe could earn Portugal a number of floating votes from those viewers disappointed with the lack of a party in the second half of semi-final one.

Unfortunately, Suzy and her fellow backing singers struggle to harmonise which will damage the jury vote significantly more than the televote. In this new ranking era of scoring, keeping the jury onside is crucial. It might be that the technical arrangements for Portugal’s national final were below par, in which case, Suzy might be worth backing at high odds/low stakes in order to trade during rehearsals.

At this point, Portugal are non-qualifiers, but given the mediocre standard in the final half of semi-final one, anything might be possible!

Are Portugal capable of qualifying?

  • Qualification History
  • Final Performance
  • Allies
Since the introduction of the new semi-final format, Portugal have failed to qualify six times in nine attempts. 34% qualification success.

Highest semi-final score: 120 (2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora do mar (Negras águas))
Lowest semi-final score: 22 (2011: Homens da Luta – A luta é alegria)
Average semi-final finishing position: 11th
Average semi-final score: 60 points

Portugal haven’t finished in the top-10 since 2004.

Highest score (since 2004): 69 2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora do mar (Negras águas))
Lowest score (since 2004): 43 (2010: Filipa Azevedo – Há dias assim)
Average final position: 15th
Average final score: 56 points

Average Points Received

France – 5.5
Spain – 4.3
Switzerland – 3.8
Iceland – 2.6
San Marino – 2.5
Germany – 2.3
Netherlands – 1.9

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5 comments

  1. in what trans-dimensional musical universe does Portugal exist??? its clearly not this one…

  2. Shakira she ain’t.

    Seriously, this is like I bought an expansion pack of The Sims released in partnership with the Rio de Janiero World Cup, or like something you’d hear in the “kids club” show at some 3 star hotel in the Algarve. It’s catchy but incredibly dated. Feels like a cross between Agadoo by Black Lace and Spain’s entry in 2011.

  3. Haha… I’d like to hear how the reasoning went for the planning of the staging: “Let’s completely copy Ireland from last year, that seemed to have worked well”

  4. What I love about Eurovision is it really brings to light mind-blowing stuff, like that there are some people out there, who consider this song to be the best of the year, I mean what the…just… wow.

    The last time a dated tune shocked me by qualifying was Malta 2012 and that sounded ultra contemporary in comparison to Quiero ser tua.
    Would be really really funny if it qualifes.

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