Ele e ela

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Portugal "Ele e ela"
Eurovision Song Contest 1966 entry
Country Portugal
Artist(s) Madalena Iglésias
Language Portuguese
Composer(s) Carlos Canelhas
Lyricist(s) Carlos Canelhas
Conductor Jorge Costa Pinto
Finals performance
Final result 13th
Final points 6
Appearance chronology
◄ "Sol de inverno" (1965)   
"O vento mudou" (1967) ►

"Ele e ela" ("He and she") was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, performed in Portuguese by Madalena Iglésias.

The song is in the chanson style, popular in the early years of the Contest. Iglésias describes the happiness of two people in love - "he" being slightly shy, "she" being beautiful.

The song was performed eighth on the night, following Finland's Ann Christine with "Playboy" and preceding Austria's Udo Jürgens with "Merci Chérie". At the close of voting, it had received 6 points, placing 13th (the third time in succession that Portugal had placed 13th) in a field of 18.

The song became a huge evergreen in Portugal and it is arguably one of the most well known and loved Portuguese entries in Portugal.

It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1967 contest by Eduardo Nascimento with "O vento mudou".