One must understand the Portuguese - after three successful years in a row it easily gets a bit tedious to always be in the final. It is easy to long for the bad old days when nobody understood what you were up to and you could enjoy feeling sorry for yourself as you failed to score.
I suppose that is what happened on Saturday night as Homens da Luta knocked out all competition and won the golden ticket to Düsseldorf.
Homens da Luta - Luta è alegria (Portugal 2011)
The title roughly means that the struggle will bring you joy. Good, because struggle they will.
This comedy group has made it their special thing to parody the special brand of culture that appeared following the 1974 revolution. Possibly a bit fun if you were around at that time. And very informed about the domestic matters of Portugal.
For the rest of us, this contains absolutely nothing. No much tune, no much fun. Even the singing is pretty flat.
The only tiny amusement I can find is that the lead singer looks a bit like this former Portuguese participant:
Duarte Mendes - Madrugada (Portugal 1975)
But in no way does that make up for the three minutes the Portuguese take off my life and that I will never get back.
Humour almost never works in Eurovision, since it is usually very local. What makes people laugh in Portugal will not make other people laugh.
Can everyone please take notes for future reference, please?