Esta balada que te dou

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Portugal "Esta balada que te dou"
Eurovision Song Contest 1983 entry
Country Portugal
Artist(s) Armando Gama
Language Portuguese
Composer(s) Armando Gama
Lyricist(s) Armando Gama
Conductor Mike Seargent
Finals performance
Final result 13th
Final points 33
Appearance chronology
◄ "Bem bom" (1982)   
"Silêncio e tanta gente" (1984) ►

"Esta balada que te dou" ("This ballad that I give you") was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983, performed in Portuguese by Armando Gama.

The song, as the title suggests, is a piano-driven ballad. Gama describes the end of a relationship, all the while dedicating "this pretty ballad" to his former lover and explaining that there is nothing wrong with being sad.

The song was performed seventeenth on the night (following Israel's Ofra Haza with "Khay" and preceding Austria's Westend with "Hurricane"). At the close of voting, it had received 33 points, placing 13th in a field of 20.

It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1984 Contest by Maria Guinot with "Silêncio e tanta gente".

It has been covered by Os Pontos Negros in the 2009 compilation 3 Pistas - Vol.2 released by the Portuguese radio station Antena3.