Coisas de nada (Gonna Make You Dance)

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Portugal "Coisas de nada"
Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry
Country Portugal
Artist(s) Liliana Patrícia Almeida,
Ana Rita Branco Gonçalves
Andrea de Brito Soares,
Katia Moreira Alcunha
As Nonstop
Languages Portuguese, English
Composer(s) José Manuel Afonso,
Elvis Veiguinha
Lyricist(s) José Manuel Afonso,
Elvis Veiguinha
Finals performance
Semi-final result 19th
Semi-final points 26
Appearance chronology
◄ "Amar" (2005)   
"Dança comigo" (2007) ►

"Coisas de nada (Gonna Make You Dance)" ("Meaningless things (Gonna Make You Dance)") was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, performed in Portuguese and English by Nonstop.

The song is an up-tempo number, with the girls singing that their presence and love will brighten the days of their lovers. The lovers don't need to say or do anything to achieve this result. Indeed, if the lovers were to speak, that would "ruin the night".

At the Contest, considerable attention was drawn to the unusual clothing being worn by the members of the group, with the BBC commentator jokingly suggesting that they'd brought one dress between them and fought over it.

As Portugal had not qualified for the final at their last appearance, the song was performed in the semi-final. Here, it was performed nineteenth, following Lithuania's LT United with "We Are The Winners" and preceding Sweden's Carola with "Invincible". At the close of voting, it had received 26 points, placing 19th in a field of 23. The result meant that Portugal would not take part in the final of that Contest, and also that it would have to qualify from the semi-final at its next Contest appearance.

The song was succeeded as Portuguese representative by Sabrina with "Dança comigo".