Vida minha

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"Vida Minha"
Single by Filipa Sousa
Released March 11, 2012
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Folk pop, fado
Length 2:56
Label ABC Productions
Producer(s) Andrej Babić
Portugal "Vida minha"
Eurovision Song Contest 2012 entry
Country Portugal
Artist(s) Filipa Sousa
Language Portuguese
Composer(s) Andrej Babić
Lyricist(s) Carlos Coelho
Appearance chronology
◄ "A luta é alegria" (2011)   
"Quero ser tua" (2014) ►

"Vida minha" is a song by singer Filipa Sousa. It represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[1] It failed to reach the final on May 26.

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

Twelve acts contested this year’s Portuguese national final Festival da Canção, on March 10. In the end Filipa Sousa won the right to represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 with the song "Vida minha". The winner was decided via a 50%-50% professional jury and televoting. Filipa won both the jury and public vote. This year, RTP devoted the festival to fado that marked the accession of traditional Portuguese music to UNESCO’s Oral and Intangible World Heritage list.[2]

The song performed in the second semi-final and failed to progress to the grand final, finishing in 13th place.


"Vida minha" is penned by Andrej Babić and Carlos Coelho who also wrote the Portuguese entry in 2008.[3] "Vida minha" is a traditional pop/folk song with elements of fado music. The lyrics are in the Portuguese language.[4]


  • Digital download[5]
  1. Vida Minha (Radio Edit) - 2:56
  2. Vida Minha (Karaoke Edit) - 2:56
  3. Vida Minha (Instrumental Edit) - 2:56

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Worldwide[6] March 11, 2012 Digital download ABC Productions