Dai li dou

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Portugal "Dai li dou"
Eurovision Song Contest 1978 entry
Country Portugal
Artist(s) Fatima Padinha,
Teresa Miguel,
Tozé Brito,
Mike Seargent
As Gemini
Language Portuguese
Composer(s) Vítor Mamede
Lyricist(s) Carlos Quintas
Conductor Thilo Krassman
Finals performance
Final result 17th
Final points 5
Appearance chronology
◄ "Portugal no coração" (1977)   
"Sobe, sobe, balão sobe" (1979) ►

Dai li dou, or alternatively Dai-li-dou as it is listed in the official Eurovision website, was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, performed in Portuguese by Gemini.

The song is a moderately up-tempo number, with the band describing the freedom of a kite flying above them. They sing about their own desires for freedom, which they describe as being reflected in the kite.

The song was performed fifth on the night, following Finland's Seija Simola with "Anna rakkaudelle tilaisuus" and preceding France's Joël Prévost with "Il y aura toujours des violons". At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 17th in a field of 20.

It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1979 contest by Manuela Bravo with "Sobe, sobe, balão sobe".

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