A cidade (até ser dia)

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Portugal "A cidade (até ser dia)"
Eurovision Song Contest 1993 entry
Pedro Abrantes,
Marco Quelhas,
Paulo de Carvalho,
Fernando Abrantes (Arranger)
Pedro Abrantes,
Marco Quelhas,
Paulo de Carvalho
Armindo Neves
Finals performance
Final result
Final points
Appearance chronology
◄ "Amor d'água fresca" (1992)   
"Chamar a música" (1994) ►

"A cidade (até ser dia)" ("The city (until dawn)") was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993, performed in Portuguese by Anabela.

The song is a ballad about the mystique that a city can have from dusk until dawn. She describes it as being a "dream", and that "There's a glow in the air". The English version of this song was called "Nightfall in the city".[1]

The song was performed eleventh on the night, following Austria's Tony Wegas with "Maria Magdalena" and preceding France's Patrick Fiori with "Mama Corsica"). At the close of voting, it had received 60 points, placing 10th in a field of 25.

It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1994 Contest by Sara Tavares with "Chamar a música".


  1. ^ "A Cidade Ate Ser Dia Lyrics". Retrieved 4 June 2013.