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Portugal: Leonor Andrade – Há um mar que nos separa

    Portugal's Festival da Canção has a winner! Leonor Andrade will represent the nation in Vienna with the song, Há um mar que nos Separa. Just rolls off the tongue! This is something of an improvement from Portugal and Leanor's song has a summery, radio-friendly vibe. The main problem, however, is that it's fairly anonymous in semi-final 1 and will struggle to garner the number of floating voters Suzy managed to woo last year. Despite possessing a reasonable vocal, the key change is quite jarring and will likely count against them in Vienna. I'm going to keep this short and…

Review Overview

Song Appeal
Vocal Strength
Staging Potential
Likely Televote Appeal
Likely Jury Appeal
Cohesiveness of Package

Sinking

Portugal is a non-qualifier in current form, although I do like the song and think Leonor sells it well.

User Rating: 3.44 ( 14 votes)

 
 
Portugal’s Festival da Canção has a winner! Leonor Andrade will represent the nation in Vienna with the song, Há um mar que nos Separa. Just rolls off the tongue!

This is something of an improvement from Portugal and Leanor’s song has a summery, radio-friendly vibe. The main problem, however, is that it’s fairly anonymous in semi-final 1 and will struggle to garner the number of floating voters Suzy managed to woo last year.

Despite possessing a reasonable vocal, the key change is quite jarring and will likely count against them in Vienna.

I’m going to keep this short and sweet: Portugal is a non-qualifier in current form, although I do like the song and think Leonor sells it well.

Can Portugal sneak qualification?

  • Qualification History
  • Final Performance
  • Allies
Since the introduction of the new semi-final format, Portugal have failed to qualify seven times in ten attempts. 30% 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 2008): 69 (2008: Vânia Fernandes – Senhora do mar (Negras águas))
Lowest score (since 2008): 43 (2010: Filipa Azevedo – Há dias assim)
Average final position: 15th
Average final score: 56 points

Average Points Received

France – 5.5
Spain – 4.4
Switzerland – 3.8
Czech Republic – 3.2
Iceland – 2.5

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7 comments

  1. i think this is dead in the water, none of there main allies…first half….17 song semi. they would have needed something exceptional to get out of the semi.

  2. It’s a nice song but goes absolutely nowhere, it’s staying in the semi.

  3. Needs work.

  4. It’s a pleasant enough number, like a mid-tempo 80’s ballad which doesn’t really build into anything, serving just as a soothing three minute breather for those of interest.

    My main issue is really the disconnect between the portrayed image and song. The way that Leonor presents herself as a raucous character, a Rock-Chick if you will, for what is quite a breezy, non-emotive song. I think a softer more amicable persona onstage would suit the performance and we know well enough that feisty women are an ESC Red Flag.

    Some variation for the arrangement and we could end up with Nelly Furtado’s “Like a Bird” which I wouldn’t mind at all, if it gets Portugal to the final.

  5. New version of Portugal here.

  6. If anything that sounds marginally poorer, the backing singers offer very little. I find her quite watchable as a performer, but that chorus….ugh…song doesn’t know what it wants to be.

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