Voltarei

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Portugal "Voltarei"
Eurovision Song Contest 1988 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
José Niza, José Calvário
Lyricist(s)
José Niza, José Calvário
Conductor
José Calvário
Finals performance
Final result
18th
Final points
5
Appearance chronology
◄ "Neste barco à vela" (1987)   
"Conquistador" (1989) ►

"Voltarei" ("I'll come back") was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed in Portuguese by Dora.

The song is a ballad, with Dora telling her lover that she will return to him. She confesses that her claims of having another lover to go to were false, and thus she expects him not to have waited for her, however she hopes that he will have done so anyway. She tells him, moreover, that she will wait for him to see that her feelings are true.

The song was performed twentieth on the night, following France's Gérard Lenorman with "Chanteur de charme" and preceding Yugoslavia's Srebrna Krila with "Mangup". At the close of voting, it had received 5 points, placing 18th in a field of 21.

It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1989 Contest by Da Vinci with "Conquistador".