Verão

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Portugal "Verão"
Eurovision Song Contest 1968 entry
Country Portugal
Artist(s) Carlos Mendes
Language Portuguese
Composer(s) Pedro Vaz Osório
Lyricist(s) José Alberto Diogo
Conductor Joaquim Luís Gomes
Finals performance
Final result 11th
Final points 5
Appearance chronology
◄ "O vento mudou" (1967)   
"Desfolhada portuguesa" (1969) ►

"Verão" ("Summer") was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968, performed in Portuguese by Carlos Mendes.

The song in the chanson style, popular in the early years of the Contest. Mendes sings about his feelings at the end of a summer, which he describes as "a dream that ended" but seems unwilling to discuss further. He adds, however, that summer will always return, a thought which seems to cheer him.

The song was performed first on the night, preceding the Netherlands' Ronnie Tober with "Morgen". At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 11th in a field of 17.

It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1969 Contest by Simone de Oliveira with "Desfolhada portuguesa".