Sabrina, Anabela, Eladio honorary members

by Stella Floras 54 views

Tonight at 21.00 OGAE Portugal are celebrating their 10th anniversary at Aldeia do Meco with a big party where everyone is welcome. Popular Portuguese Eurostars have confirmed their participation, among them Sabrina, this year's Eurovision Song Contest participant.

Tonight at 21.00, at Fiéis ao Tacho Restaurant, (Rua da Praia do Moinho de baixo, Nº44, Aldeia do Meco, about 30 km from Lisbon), OGAE Portugal are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a party that promises many surprises.

So far, Sabrina (07), Anabela (93), Helena Isabel (festival RTP da canção 84 and 85) and long time commentator Eladio Climaco have confrirmed their participation but more Eurostars are expected to join the party.

Stay tuned for the special report on the party!

UPD The party report from Nuno Valerio

The 10th anniversary party was a greatly successful, thanks to the lovely weather and the energy provided by the numerous members and Eurovision Song Contest fans that accepted the OGAE Portugal invitation.
Eládio Climaco, long time commentator for RTP, addressed the party and talked about the good times he had had during the entire time he was part of the Portuguese delegation. Then, it was Sabrina’s turn. She thanked the fans for their support and said that she had a wonderful time in Helsinki. Anabela, who represented the country in 1993, praised OGAE Portugal for their tireless efforts to support all the artists that have represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest as well as the Festival RTP da canção “I am very proud of you”, she said.Eládio, Sabrina and Anabela were pronounced honorary OGAE members.

After dinner, the party started with the traditional "Parabéns a você" (Happy Birthday) and continued till the small hours with favourite Eurovision hits. The most popular hits of the night proved to be O meu coração não tem cor (Portugal 1996) and Danzing, Lasha Tumbai (Ukraine 2007).

Photos from the party to follow.

For more information on OGAE Portugal or your local club, or to join OGAE, please email [email protected]

A very special thank you to Nuno Valerio for the report.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.