Portugal have entered 49 songs at Eurovision over the years. Over 2 weeks, we will be asking you a question about these songs and you will need to send us your answer to the trivia question. There will be 2 points available per correct answer, with a bonus 10 points for those that correctly guess all 14 songs.
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Question 1 - Before their 2017 victory at Eurovision, what was a) the highest placing on the scoreboard that Portugal had received? (excluding semi finals) and b) the name of the song and artist that previously held this record for Portugal (from part a)? Answer – a) 6th. B) "O meu coração não tem cor" by Lucia Moniz (1996).
Question 2 - We all know Portugal got their first Eurovision victory in 2017, but did you know that they have also received nil points in a grand final more than once? Today’s question has two parts – a) How many times has Portugal got nil points in a grand final? and B) What are the names of the songs that got nil points and their artists? Answer – a) Two. B) Antes Do Adeus by Celia Lawson (1997) and Oracao by Antonio Calvario (1964).
Question 3 - Over 49 years three artists have represented Portugal more than once. Can you name two of them? Answer – Simone de Oliveira, Dora & Carlos Mendes.
Question 4 - Portugal have one win at Eurovision, and one win at the Barbara Dex awards. Name the only Portuguese artist to win the Barbara Dex Award and their song. Answer – ‘Coisas de Nada’ by Nonstop (2006).
Question 5 - Portugal have always sung in Portuguese, but one artist performed in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish (all in three minutes!). Name the singer and the song. Answer – ‘Danca Comigo’ by Sabrina (2007).
Question 6 - Who am I? I was born in central Portugal in 1980 and rose to fame as a musical performer in my teenage years. I had my first hit song in Portugal in 1999 and released my first solo album in 2002. I began a career performing in various musical theater productions in Portugal in my 20’s. I represented Portugal at Eurovision in my 30’s. I am currently competing for a spot in ‘The Voice’ Spain. Answer – Suzy (2014).
Question 7 - If I was calling the music, which Portuguese Eurovision singer would I be? Answer – Sara Tavares (1994)
Question 8 - In 49 years, how many songs have Portugal entered with the Portuguese word(s) for ‘love’ in the title? Answer - 5 - 1980, 1992, 2005, 2009, 2017. Three songs have the noun form of love (amor) and two other songs have the verb form of love (amar).
Question 9 - How many times since the introduction of semi-finals have Portugal failed to qualify for the Grand Final? Answer – 8.
Question 10 - Which Portuguese entry included a pile of food references – every thing from chocolate to vanilla and coffee and honey and cinnamon and pepper and chili and saffron? (please provide the song title and artist). Answer - Tó Cruz - "Baunilha E Chocolate" (1995).
Question 11 - Which Portuguese Eurovision entry used the phrase ‘very good’ (in Portuguese) in its lyrics 25 times? (please provide the song title and artist). Answer - Doce - "Bem-bom" (1982).
Question 12 - What is the name of Portugal’s national selection competition? Answer - Festival da Canção
Question 13 - What is the only Portuguese entry to win the annual Eurovision Marcel Bezençon Press Award, which is given to the best entry as voted on by the accredited media and press during the event? (please provide the song title and artist). Answer - "Senhora do mar (Negras águas)" by Vânia Fernandes (2008).
Question 14 - What is the name of the composer of Portugal’s winning song in 2017? Answer - Luísa Sobral