Last Saturday, 12th of September, the 7th edition of the annual Eurovision Live Concert took place at the Forum Municipal Luisa Todi in Setubal, Portugal. The theatre was fully booked for this event, where various Eurovision stars all over Europe, as well as Portuguese Eurovision stars and former participants of Festival da Cancao took part.
The opening act of the show was a small film about Stockholm, followed by ABBA’s “Waterloo”. Carla Ribeiro, who was the backing vocalist for Filipa Sousa in 2012 and for Leonor Andrade this year, was the first act and she performed Aminata’s “Love Injected“, as well as her own entry in Festival da Cancao – “Mais para dar“. Marija Sestic was the next one to perform her Eurovision entry “Rijeka bez imena“, and her entry in the national selection of Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2005 – “In This World“.
Marija was followed by this year’s Moldovan Eurovision entrant – Eduard Romanyuta, who performed “I Want Your Love“, and “Reckless“. The fan favourite of this year’s Festival da Cancao, Yola Dinis also performed two songs at this event – she performed the song she bid for Eurovision with – “Outra vez primavera” which got one of the biggest applauses of the night in the theatre, followed by “Lusitana Paixao” – Dulce Pontes’ Eurovision entry from 1991.
Gerson Santos, who also took part in Festival da Cancao in the past performed “One Thing I Should Have Done” and “Me & My Guitar”, and a Portuguese opera singer, Ana Luisa Cardoso, gave an amazing performance of Alenka Gotar’s “Cvet z juga“. TWiiNS from Slovakia got everyone on their feet as they performed four songs – “Sagapo“, “Wicked Wonderland“, “Hei Mama“, and their Eurovision entry “I’m Still Alive“.
Kurt Calleja from Malta was the next artist in the line-up, and he performed his national final entry from 2011 – “Over And Over“, and a remix of his Eurovision entry “This Is The Night“. Manuela Bravo followed up with her Eurovision entry from 1979, “Sobe, sobe, balao sobe“. The Portuguese Eurovision entrant from last year, Suzy, performed Loreen’s “Euphoria“, and then got every single person in the theatre up on their feet while she sang “Quero ser tua“.
The party continued with Hera Bjork, as she performed her entry from the Danish national selection 2009 – “Someday“, and her 2010 Eurovision entry “Je ne sais quoi“. The night ended with Knez from Montenegro, who performed two songs from his last CD “The Magic of Balkan” – “Opa cupa” and “Snijeg pada na behar na voce“, and ended the evening with his Eurovision entry “Adio“, which scored Montenegro’s best ever result in Eurovision.
The host of the whole concert was Natalia Abreu Laureano, who once again did an amazing job.
You can click on any of the song title to listen to the song, or listen to them all in this playlist (due to technical problems, unfortunately we haven’t got the performances of Gerson Santos):
ESCBubble would like to thank the organizers for all the help at this amazing annual event, and we would like to recommend this event to all the Eurovision fans out there.