Portugal's Dora back on screen

by Richard West-Soley 262 views

Dora, Portugal's representative at the 1986 and 1988 Eurovision Song Contests, has made a surprise comeback on a new music show on Channel 1 of national broadcaster RTP.

Dora first appeared at the Bergen contest in 1986, singing the modern Não sejas mau p'ra mim to 14th place in an unforgettable outfit of green tutu and Doc Marten boots. Two years later, she was in Dublin, but fared less well with the big ballad Voltarei and a totally different look, ending in joint 18th position with Belgium.

New look… Again!
After a long absence, she is back on TV in Portugal as one of the invited artists singing in the show Canção da Minha Vida (Song of my life). The Saturday night programme chronicles the most popular Portuguese songs of all time, and gives the audience the chance to vote for their favourites. Fans were encouraged by yet another change of image for Dora, this time into a casual but trendy look which again completely transforms the singer.

The programme will feature some classic Portuguese Eurovision tracks, amongst other popular tunes, and this week one of the featured songs is the 1974 entry Depois do adeus, originally performed by Paulo de Carvalho in Brighton.

Catch Canção da Minha Vida on Saturdays on RTP's Channel 1, or visit the official website at this link for more details!

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.