Entrant: Filipa Sousa
Filipa Sousa (27) experimented with Portugal’s traditional musical style, Fado, for fun when she was 16, and hasn’t stopped since. Being a Fado singer, she’s been invited to sing for the Portuguese communities abroad, and thanks to her victory in the 2012 Festival Da Canção, she will represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.
Filipa Sousa was born on March 2, 1985, in Albufeira. Her musical dreams started early: at the age of 6, she started learning music, and later entered the Conservatory. From the age of 12, she started participating in festivals and karaoke contests, in which she won a few prizes and several amateur Fado competitions in the Algarve.
After Filipa participated in workshops and theatre plays, she became part of the Fado group Al-Mouraria in 2003, and performed in various parts of the country, Spain and Morocco, and in TV shows. In 2007 she managed to get into the casting show Operação Triunfo, in which she remained for seven weeks, getting a very positive reaction.
Entry: Vida Minha (Life of Mine)
Vida Minha, as all the Portuguese entries, will be sung in Portuguese, Vida Minha is penned by Carlos Coelho and composed by Andrej Babic. The song is a Fado, a typical Portuguese genre in which Filipa Sousa has a long story within. The song as well as Filipa, was selected through Festival da Canção 2012.
Tomorrow we will introduce the Ukrainian entry, note that the entries will be introduced according to the running order!