During the last two nights, Eurovision Live Concert in Setubal, Portugal, was taking place, with many Portuguese artists, as well as artists from other European countries taking part. The first night was dedicated to 50 years since the first ever Portuguese Eurovision entry, while the second night was the “International night”, with many former Eurovision singers taking the stage at the Forum Municipal Luisa Todi in Setubal.
During the first night, many former Portuguese Eurovision entrants sang their song once again, while a few other entrants of Festival da Cancao, who unfortunately haven’t won the Portuguese national selection yet, sang their national final entries, as well as a couple of former Portuguese Eurovision entries.
During the first night we heard Vania Fernandes singing “Senhora do mar”, followed by a single piano, Filipa Sousa sang “Vida minha”, Jelena Tomasevic (who represented Serbia in 2008) sang the Portuguese version of her Eurovision entry “Oro”, or “Minha dor” in Portuguese, Manuela Bravo sang her entry from 1979 – “Sabe, sabe, balao sobe”, and Suzy sang her own Eurovision entry “Quero ser tua”, Pastora Soler’s “Quedate conmigo”, and “Rise Like A Phoenix” by Conchita Wurst.
The second night saw many former Eurovision artists take the stage in Setubal – both Portuguese, and from other European countries. Esther Hart was the first one on, and the audience loved her “One more night”. Aarzemnieki followed with “Cake to bake”, and Rui Bandeira followed with his 1999 Eurovision entry – “Como tudo comecou”.
After a short break, Jelena Tomasevic performed once again on the Eurovision Live Concert stage, where after “Panta rei” and her newest single “Radio svira za nas” (The radio plays for us), she performed “Oro” – this time in Serbian. The evening continued with Omar Naber who performed his 2005 entry “Stop”. Anne Marie David was on next, and she performed both of her Eurovision entries – the winning entry for Luxembourg from 1973 “Tu te reconnaitras”, and then her entry for France in 1979 “Je suis l’enfant-soleil”. She also gave an a cappella performance of Frida Boccara’s Eurovision entry “Un jour, un enfant”. Jan Johansen was the next one on, to perform his Eurovision entry “Se pa mej”, followed by Rui Andrade, who tried his luck three times in Festival da Cancao, and then was a backing singer for Russia this year in Copenhagen, singing this year’s Russian entry “Shine”. The last, but most certainly not least, performance came from Ireland, as Ryan Dolan sang his Eurovision entry “Only Love Survives”.
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Forum Municipal Luisa Todi was completely full during both evenings, as many local people, as well as press and fans from all over Europe came to Setubal to attend this amazing event. We would like to thank the organizers for this amazing annual event, and we would like to recommend this event to all the Eurovision fans out there.