Portugal no coração
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|"Portugal no coração"|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1977 entry|
Paulo de Carvalho,
|◄ "Uma flor de verde pinho" (1976)|
|"Dai li dou" (1978) ►|
The song is a ballad in praise of Portugal itself. The song is about freedom, brotherhood and hope. Many of the verses of the lyrics are acclamations of the end of the dictatorship that lasted for 48 years, and the end of the wars that the Portuguese people had been forced to fight on the African colonies by that dictatorship. It's also a love hymn from Portuguese people to their ex-colonies people, whom they had fought.
The song was performed eighth on the night, following Luxembourg's Anne-Marie B. with "Frère Jacques" and preceding the United Kingdom's Lynsey de Paul & Mike Moran with "Rock Bottom". At the close of voting, it had received 18 points, placing 14th in a field of 18.
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