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Monday, April 23, 2012

Song of the Day: Portugal 1967

In my 2012 review, I ask myself why Portugal keeps sending in songs in a style that Europe keeps rejecting time after time. But in all fairness, the Portuguese have tried very different sounds and styles through the years.

The fourth Portuguese entry was really something extravagant at Eurovision back in 1967 - a very deep, rough and interesting soul vibe that felt raw and unpolished in comparison to what other r'n'b reached the charts back in the day.

They have managed to beat quite some life and attack into the Austrian orchestra and Eduardo himself sings his heart out, investing all he's got into this song.

The earned him three little points in the end, but this is a musical eruption of a kind I wish Portugal would give us more often.

Eduardo Nascimento - O vento mudou (Portugal 1967)


  1. Indeed, a hidden gem this one, along with desfolhada and sol de inverno!

    1. There are so many fantastic, classy Portuguese entries through the years, most of which were severely misunderstood and mistreated by the juries...