Dina (singer)

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Birth name Ondina Maria Farias Veloso
Born (1956-06-18) June 18, 1956 (age 60)
Origin Carregal do Sal, Portugal
Genres Pop, Fado
Occupation(s) Singer

Dina (born Ondina Maria Farias Veloso, 18 June 1956, Carregal do Sal) is a Portuguese singer, best known for her participation in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest.

Dina first entered the Portuguese Eurovision selection, Festival da Canção, in 1980, finishing eighth with "Guardando em mim".[1] She participated again in 1982 with two songs, but could only manage sixth and eighth.[2] Dina finally got her chance in 1992, when her song "Amor d'água fresca" ("Fresh Water Love") won the competition and went forward as the Portuguese representative in the 37th Eurovision Song Contest.[3] The contest took place on 9 May in Malmö, Sweden, where "Amor d'água fresca" finished in 17th place of the 23 entries.[4]

Dina has released six albums, and has composed music for many film and television drama productions. She continues to perform, and in September 2009 celebrated 30 years in the music business with a concert at the Teatro São Luiz in Lisbon.[5]

Albums discography[edit]

  • 1982: Dinamite
  • 1991: Aqui e agora
  • 1993: Guardado em mim
  • 1997: Sentidos
  • 2002: Guardado em mim 2002
  • 2008: Da cor da vida


Preceded by
Dulce Pontes
with "Lusitana paixão"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
with "A cidade (até ser dia)"