Portugal 1983

Portugal was represented by Armando Gama, with the song ‘ »Esta balada que te dou« , at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in Munich on 23 April. Gama was the winner of the Portuguese national final for the contest, held on 5 March. The song was chosen through a national final organised by broadcaster RTP.

Final

The national final was held at the Coliseu in Porto in Porto, hosted by Valentina Torres & Eládio Clímaco. The winning song was chosen by the votes of 22 regional juries.[1] Armando Gama previously took part in the 1980 Portuguese semi-finals with the group Sarabanda. Carlos Paião represented Portugal in ESC 1981.

5 March 1983
Draw Artist Song English translation Points Place
1 Sofia « Erva ruim » « Bad grass » 52 9
2 Sofia « Terra desmedida » « Excessive land » 80 8
3 Ana « Parabéns, parabéns a você » « Happy birthday, happy birthday to you » 99 6
4 Armando Gama « Esta balada que te dou«  « This ballad that I give you«  232 1
5 Cândida Branca Flor & Carlos Paião « Vinho do Porto (Vinho de Portugal) » « Port wine (Portuguese wine) » 148 4
6 Xico Jorge « Mal d’amores » « Lovesick » 27 11
7 Herman José « A cor do teu baton » « The colour of your lipstick » 209 2
8 Jorge Fernando « Rosas brancas para o meu amor » « White roses for my love » 86 7
9 Helena Isabel « E afinal quem és tu? » « Who are you after all? » 149 3
10 Broa de Mel « No calor da noite » « In the heat of the night » 45 10
11 Tessa « Ave do paraíso » « Paradise bird » 6 12
12 Alexandra « Rosa flor mulher » « Rosa, flower woman » 143 5

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Gama performed 17th in the running order, following Israel and preceding Austria. At the close of voting « Esta balada que te dou » placing Portugal 13th of the 20 entries. The Portuguese jury awarded its 12 points to the winner song from Luxembourg.[2]

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