Wednesday, December 2, 2015
December 2: Carlos & Cândida
Mainly it is there to illustrate my never-ending crush on Carlos Paião who had already represented Portugal in 1981 with the outstanding "Play-Back".
In the meantime he had turned into a big star at home and teamed up with a good friend for a sweet and slightly nationalist duet.
Carlos Paião and the ever-smiling Cândida Branca Flor was a good match and they received thunderous applause by the end of their performance. Unfortunately neither one was about to have a happy end.
Carlos Paião died in a violent car crash on his way home from a concert, only 30 years old. Cândida was deeply affected by the death of her friend and would sink into depression some years later, as her career hit a rough patch. In 2001, she committed suicide.
Carlos Paião & Cândida Branca Flor / Vinho do Porto (Portugal NF 1983)