Spain: Miguel Linde sets his eyes on Portugal!

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 53 views

Miguel Linde, the Andalusian composer from Tarifa spoke to esctoday.com in an exclusive interview revealing that he is currently looking into producing a song for Portugal for next year's Eurovision Song Contest. The Spanish composer is currently working on the song and is in contact with several Portuguese composers and high-profile Portuguese singers.

Eurovision fans will remember Miguel Linde for his song Tu voz se apagará which competed in the final of Misión Eurovisión, the Spanish 2007 Eurovision heats. He tried his luck this year too in Salvemos Eurovisión, the Spanish 2008 Eurovision heats,with the song Eternamente.

In an exclusive interview with esctoday.com, Miguel spoke about his passion for Portugal and its people and music. He went on to mention that Vânia Fernandes and Senhora do mar had a great impact on him, and they were partly responsible for his inspiration to compose something for Portugal. 'Portugal is a country with rich culture and beautiful music and great artists, I guess it deserves to win Eurovision, I've always been passionate about their music and fado. It would be a grand honour for me to give Portugal its first ever victory at this musical event. I guess its hightime that Portugal achieved a victory!', Miguel revealed about his passion for Portugal.

He is currently studying different projects with various Portuguese artists and composers, thus citing that he will try to enter a song either in 2009 or 2010 for the Festival da Canção. 'I will not say anything more, it's still early days yet! If anything materialises soon,esctoday will be the first ones to know! My dream is to win Eurovision! Maybe next year, maybe the year after!'

Does this mean Miguel will be exclusively concentrating on Portugal or does he have any plans for any countries? What about Spain? To this Miguel replied that hewas keeping all the avenuesopen and was game to compete again for Spain and several other countries.

esctoday.com would like to thank Miguel Linde for this interview.

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Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani

Head of International Relations & Communications

Sanjay (Sergio) joined esctoday.com in December 2006 as an editor. He was appointed as the Head of Press of ESCToday.com in 2011. Hereafter in 2016 he was promoted as the Head of International Relations & Communications at ESCToday. Sergio has covered the Eurovision Song Contest live 19 times since 2000, having worked for several international magazines and media outlets.

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