Catarina Pereira, one of the 5 finalists competing at the 2014 Portuguese Eurovision national final- Festival da Cançao 2014, was invited to attend RTP’s Praça da Alegria Show where she was interviewed and spoke about her potential Eurovision entry Mea Culpa.
It is Catarina’s 2nd attempt to represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest. She competed at the 2010 Portuguese Eurovision national final- Festival da Cançao 2010 with Canta Por Mim, achieving a 2nd placing in the competion. Her entry in 2010 was composed by Eurovision veteran Andrej Babic. This year Catarina and the same team behind Canta Por Mim are back with Mea Culpa.
Catarina is a young and up coming star in Portugal enjoying much popularity and fame on home soil. She was invited yesterday to attend RTP’s Praça da Alegria show where she performed her pontential entry Mea Culpa (My fault).
A total of 5 finalists will battle for the golden ticket to Copenhagen at the forthcoming Portuguese national final scheduled to be held in Lisbon on 15 March. The 2014 Portuguese entry and representative will be selected via a 100% public televoting deliberation.
Portugal will be back at the Eurovision Song Contest this year after missing out in 2013 due to financial reasons. Last November RTP confirmed to esctoday.com that Portugal would return to the contest in 2014.
Portugal has been competing at the Eurovision Song Contest for 48 years having contributed a total of 45 entries, having missed out on participating in 1970, 2000, 2002 and 2013.
Portugal debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 with Antonio Calvario, and is yet to win the event. Portugal’s best placing at the Eurovision Song Contest has been a 6th placing in 1996 with Lucia Moniz‘s O meu coraçao nao tem cor.
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