Cláudia Pascoal

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Cláudia Pascoal
Cláudia Pascoal (Portugal) at the Eurovision 2018 Blue Carpet (01) - cropped.jpg
Pascoal in May 2018
Background information
Birth nameCláudia Rafaela Teixeira Pascoal
Born (1994-10-12) 12 October 1994 (age 24)
Gondomar, Portugal
GenresSoul, pop, indie pop
Occupation(s)Singer
Instruments
Years active2015–present

Cláudia Rafaela Teixeira Pascoal (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈklawðiɐ tɐjˈʃɐjɾɐ pɐʃˈkwal]; born 12 October 1994) is a Portuguese singer who represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on home soil in Lisbon.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2010, Pascoal participated in talent show Ídolos, and in 2013 she participated in the first season of talent show Factor X. In 2014, Pascoal auditioned to present talk show Curto Circuito on SIC Radical, and ended up in third place. In 2015, she participated in Ídolos for a second time.[2]

In 2017, she participated on the fifth season of talent show The Voice Portugal and was eventually eliminated in the semi-finals placing 6th overall.[3]

In 2018, Pascoal won the Festival da Canção, the national contest to select the Portuguese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "O jardim", written by Isaura.[1][4] As the host entry, she automatically qualified to the final. In the final the song received a total of 39 points and ended up 26th in the final.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
POR
"O jardim"
(featuring Isaura)
2018 21 Non-album single
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jordan, Paul (12 January 2018). "Portugal: Claudia Pascoal will follow Sobral's footsteps and fly to Lisbon!". esctoday.com. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Partilhe este artigo utilizando o URL" (in Portuguese). Move noticias. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Cláudia Pascoal" (in Portuguese). media.rtp.pt. 16 April 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2018.
  4. ^ Mercereau, Damien (5 March 2018). "Eurovision 2018 : le Portugal défend son titre avec Cláudia Pascoal" (in French). Le Figaro. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
Preceded by
Salvador Sobral
with "Amar pelos dois"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
2018
Succeeded by
Conan Osíris
with "Telemóveis"