1997 Portuguese Eurovision representative Célia Lawson is back in the musical spotlight, participating in The Voice Portugal.
Célia Lawson, 43, performed her version of Still loving you by The Scorpions. Impressing the coaches during the blind auditions, Anselmo Ralph and Mickael Carreira eventually turned their chairs. Célia Lawson chose Team Anselmo.
Musical life of Lawson
Célia Maria Fernandes Lawson (Angola, Portuguese West-Africa, 1974) started singing from age 15, joining various hardrock- and cover bands. She became known to the wider public when she was a finalist in the show Chuva de Estrelas (Rain of Stars) in 1996.
She won the Festival da Canção in 1997, representing Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Ireland. With her entry Antes do adeus (Before the goodbye, written and composed by Thilo Krassmann and Rosa Lobato de Faria), she received the infamous zero points, sharing the last place with Norway’s Tor Endresen, both getting 0 points.
Célia Lawson moved to the United Kingdom and returned to the music scene in the 2000’s, performing rock music under the name IRA.
The Voice Portugal marks a new chapter in Célia Lawson’s musical career.
Enjoy Célia Lawson performing Antes do adeus at Eurovision 1997!