Sónia Araújo

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Not to be confused with Sofia Araújo.
Sónia Araujo
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Born (1970-11-24) November 24, 1970 (age 46)
Porto, Portugal
Nationality Portugal Portuguese
Occupation TV hostess, dancer and lawyer

Sónia Araújo (born November 24, 1970) is a Portuguese TV hostess, known for her work in the Portuguese talk show Praça da Alegria. More recently, she participated in the 2007 edition of the Eurovision Dance Contest, in which she won the fifth place, and she has stated that she had not expected to reach such a high qualification.[1]


Her career in broadcasting began in 1993, when she first appeared in the magic show Isto é Magia (Portuguese for This is Magic) by Luis de Matos.[2] She participated in several other programs (1,2,3, Chuva de Estrelas, Avós e Netos, to name a few) until she achieved recognition in Portugal by co-presenting Praça da Alegria in 1996, which she still hosts to this date, despite a short interruption while participating in the Eurovision Dance Show in 2007.[1] A year later, she graduated in law at the Lusíada University of Porto and has stated that even if she doesn't become a lawyer, her knowledge might be of use to her.[2]


  1. ^ a b Sara Oliveira (2007-09-04). "Sónia Araújo feliz com o 5.º lugar na BBC". Jornal de Noticias (in Portuguese). 
  2. ^ a b "Sónia Araújo". RTP.