Portugal 1982

Portugal was represented by Doce, with the song ‘ »Bem bom« , at the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Harrogate on 24 April. Doce was the winner of the Portuguese national final for the contest, held on 6 March. The song was chosen through a national final organised by broadcaster RTP.

Final

The national final was held at the Teatro Maria Matos in Lisbon, hosted by Alice Cruz & Fialho Gouveia. The winning song was chosen by the votes of 22 regional juries.[1] Doce previously came 2nd in the 1980 Portuguese Final and in the 1981 Portuguese Final 4th. Two members of the group (Teresa Miguel & Fatima Padinha) were in the group Gemini that represented Portugal in 1978 as was in Paris in France.

6 March 1982
Draw Artist Song English translation Points Place
1 SARL « Quero ser feliz agora » « I want to be happy now » 147 4
2 Dina « Em segredo » « Secretly » 74 8
3 Fernanda « Vai mas vem » « Go but come » 52 10
4 Alexandra « Até amanhecer » « Until daybreak » 156 3
5 Isa « Sonho a dois » « Dream for two » 27 12
6 Cândida Branca Flor « Trocas e baldrocas » « Crazy changes » 176 2
7 Dina « Gosto do teu gosto » « I like your taste » 125 6
8 Joana « Amor português » « Portuguese love » 77 7
9 Marco Paulo « É o fim do mundo » « If this love finishes it’s the end of the world » 48 11
10 Doce « Bem bom«  « Vey good«  182 1
11 Bric-à-brac « Tudo tim-tim por tim-tim » « Everything bit by bit » 73 9
12 Broa de Mel « Banha da cobra estica e não dobra » « Lies, stretch and don’t bend » 139 5

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Donce performed first in the running order, preceding Luxembourg. At the close of voting « Bem bom » had received 32 points (highest score being 7 from Luxembourg), placing Portugal 13th of the 18 entries. The Portuguese jury awarded its 12 points to the winner song from Germany.[2]

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