On Wednesday evening, the Portuguese performer at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest Sabrina and her producer Emanuel gave their first radio interview after their victory at the Festival RTP da Canção 2007 by taking part in the Falar Claro radio programme of Radio Voz de Setúbal conducted by Guilherme Santos. This interview programme will be broadcasted on Sunday, March 25th as of 11:00 AM (Portuguese time).
On 7th March Sabrina participated in the 43rd Festival RTP da Canção 2007, and she won the national contest with the song Dança comigo (music: Emanuel, lyrics: Emanuel and Maria Vinhas). Now she is preparing herself for the Eurovision challenge.
Throughout this radio programme interview, the producer Emanuel stated that it will be a very hard task to make it to the final, but that will be possible through a strong commitment and effort from all the people involved in the Portuguese delegation. Besides, it is about a very happy, dancing, funny and optimistic song.
On the other hand, Sabrina expresses her happiness for she is still living her dream which came true. All of sudden, she became the winner of theFestival RTP da Canção 2007 even though days before she was completely unknown to the audience. However, Sabrina shows some disappointment as she was not greeted by the official entities of Setúbal, the city where she comes from. It is the second time that Setúbal sends a Portuguese performer to the Eurovision Song Contest. The first one was Sofia Vitória in 2004.
As far as her Eurovision Song Contest participation is concerned, there are some surprises which are still being kept in secret. The song will be performed in Portuguese but some parts of the lyrics will be sung in English, French and Castillian in order to attract the international vote. However, the bridge will always be sung in Portuguese. Furthermore, new choreography, 3 female backing vocals and 2 dancers will feature the stage where Sabrina will be seen wearing a dress designed by the Portuguese fashion designer João Rolo. In addition to wearing a different set of clothes every day while staying in Finland, Sabrina promises to be available to the Eurovision Song Contest fans and the media as much time as possible.
Portugal is going to take part in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest semi final on 10th May in Helsinki, Finland.
A very special thanks to Guilherme Santos for his contribution to the article.