Portugal 1992

Portugal entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, held in Malmö, Sweden, with Dina with the song « Amor d’água fresca » after she won the Portuguese national final, Festival da Canção 1992. At Eurovision, she received 26 points, placing 17th in a field of 23 competing countries.

Festival da Canção 1992

The Portuguese broadcaster, Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP), used the popular Festival da Canção to select their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1992. Festival da Canção 1992 was held on 7 March at the São Luíz Theatre in Lisbon and was hosted by Ana Zanatti and Eládio Clímaco. 5 semi-final were held before the final, each with 3 songs. The winner of each semi-final entered the final, in which they were joined by 5 songs selected internally by RTP bringing the total number of songs to 10. The winner was decided through the votes of 22 regional juries.

The winner was « Amor d’água fresca« , sung by Dina and composed by Ondina Veloso (aka Dina) and Rosa Lobato de Faria

Festival da Canção 1992 – 7 March 1992
Draw Singer Song Points Place
1 Rita Guerra « Meu amor inventado em mim » 170 2
2 Dina « Amor d’água fresca«  230 1
3 Luís Duarte « Um amigo sempre à mão » 47 10
4 José Carvalho « Foi aparecida » 100 8
5 Isabel Campelo « Boa noite, tristeza » 141 4
6 Nani « Eu sou maria-rapaz » 157 3
7 Os Safari « Amo o sol » 140 5
8 Maria Emauz « Outra noite » 52 9
9 Cristina Roque « A tua cor café » 137 6
10 Diana « Um adeus que demora » 102 7

At Eurovision

Dina performed 8th on the night of the contest, following Sweden and preceding Cyprus. She received 26 points in total; 8 points from both Germany and Israel, 5 points from Yugoslavia, 2 points from both Finland and Greece and 1 point from Italy, placing 17th in a field of 23.

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