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Carlos Coelho

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Carlos Coelho

Carlos Coelho is a songwriter and composer. He has written five entries for Festival da Canção, the Portuguese national final for the Eurovision Song Contest.

In 2008 he wrote the Portuguese entry “Senhora do mar (Negras águas)” alongside Croatian songwriter Andrej Babić which was performed by Vânia Fernandes. Having finished the semi final in second place, the song retained the highest position Portugal ever achieved at a semi final for 9 years before eventually finishing in 13th place in the grand final. The song achieved the Press Award in the Marcel Bezençon Awards where accredited Eurovision media and press chose it as best competing song in the competition.

Carlos later returned as songwriter for Portugal in 2012 with the song “Vida minha” performed by Filipa Sousa. The song topped both the jury vote and televote in Festival da Canção, however sadly the song did not manage to make the final in Baku.

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Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest

Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 represented by Antonio Calvario, the country finished last scoring nul points. Prior to 2016, the best result of Portugal was 6th place which came in 1996 when Lucia Moniz performed in Oslo. She scored 92 points, receiving the 12 points from both Norway and Cyprus. Since their debut, Portugal have missed a total of five contests. In 2017, Portugal produced a spectacular win when Salvador Sobral took home the crystal microphone with his song “Amar Pelos Dois.” The 2018 contest was held in Lisbon, Portugal for the first time.

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