The 2018 Portuguese Eurovision entry O Jardim will be remixed for Eurovision according to Isaura, the composer of the song.
Isaura sheds more light on O Jardim
The composer of the 2018 Portuguese entry, Isaura, went live on her official Facebook account in order to answer her fans queries and shed more light on the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
There were too many questions and queries from local fans and Festival da Cançao followers regarding the 2018 Potuguese Eurovision song O Jardim.
As explained by Isaura, during a live broadcast on Facebook, O Jardim is to undergo minor changes in the sound mix, starting with less piano and guitars and more electronical sounds. It must be emphasized that the original integrity of the song remains practically intact.
I like the song as it is. I do not miss an introduction, I think it’s a factor of differentiation. Songs in general always have that introductory little bit here and this is different … And it’s also a matter of principle [ not to make big changes in production]. If this song is the song that people chose, I do not feel comfortable in suddenly changing the song (…) For me this song has to do with accumulating tension, it’s a song that speaks of longing, something we have in our heart, no bitterness, and basically for me this song has to do with preserving this tension. There isn’t a giant climax in which this tension is released, it has to do with feeling this tension in the chest and going back to that moment in which Claudia is alone againt it.
Will there be a music video of O Jardim?
The composer also clarified the big question surrounding the 2018 Portuguese Eurovision entry. Will there be an official music video of O Jardim?
We had only a short period of time in order to submit the music video to the official Eurovision channel after winning Festival da Cançao. So we didn’t get the time to get the music video ready before the deadline. We have already talked about making a music video…..
The composer said that plans for an official music video were on stand by but didn’t rule out the idea.
Album release delayed
Isaura has delayed the release of her new album HUMAN until June due to the Eurovision Song Contest. Both the composer and her team have decided to do so in order to concentrate fully on their Eurovision participation in Lisbon:
To be completely focused on the Festival da Canço, my album was set to be released in April, hereafter my team and me decided to postpone the album release until June as we want we really want give our best and do everything possible for Eurovision. We have been given this responsibility and this opportunity and therefore we will not waste it and so we will do our utmost best to represent Portugal.
About Claudia Pascoal and Isaura
Claudia Pascoal and Isaura were crowned the winners of the 2018 Portuguese national final– Festival da Cançao and will defend the Portuguese colours on home soil when they take the Eurovision stage on 12 May with her entry O Jardim.
Portugal has been drawn to perform #8 in the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on 12 May in Lisbon.
Portugal in Eurovision
Portugal debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 and has won the competition once, namely in 2017 when Salvador Sobral took Europe by storm with Amar pelos dois.
Until 2017 LuciaMoniz retained the country’s best result in the competition, a 6th placing at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with O meu coraçao nao tem cor.
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will be held on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal