Lusitana paixão

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Portugal "Lusitana paixão"
Eurovision Song Contest 1991 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Jorge Quintela, José Da Ponte
Lyricist(s)
Fred Micaelo, José Da Ponte
Conductor
Fernando Correia Martins
Finals performance
Final result
8th
Final points
62
Appearance chronology
◄ "Há sempre alguém" (1990)   
"Amor d'água fresca" (1992) ►

"Lusitana paixão" ("Lusitanian passion") was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, performed in Portuguese by Dulce.

The song is a ballad, with Dulce singing about the fado music of her native country. She sings that on the surface, this is a style of very sad music, with a focus on "longing" and "love from the past". As the song develops, though, she explains that this is a style of song which is perfect for her feelings, in that it "doesn't make me regret".

The song was performed twelfth on the night, following Ireland's Kim Jackson with "Could It Be That I'm In Love" and preceding Denmark's Anders Frandsen with "Lige der hvor hjertet slår". At the close of voting, it had received 62 points, placing 8th in a field of 22.

It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1992 contest by Dina with "Amor d'água fresca".