Isaura has revealed that “O Jardim” has undergone minor changes to the sound mix for Eurovision this May.
In a Facebook live stream this afternoon, Isaura revealed that minor changes have been made to the Portuguese entry for this years Eurovision Song Contest. She revealed that “O Jardim” will have less powerful of pianos and guitars in the backing track, with more power in the of electronic sounds. Isaura added that at the loudest moment of the song, electronic sounds and bass will be more noticeable.
The new version of the song is not planned to be revealed until it takes to the Eurovision Song Contest stage for rehearsals in May. Isaura added that talks are also underway regarding a music video for the song, however that the music video will not be used on the official Eurovision YouTube page.
Cláudia Pascoal feat. Isuara will represent Portugal on home soil this May. The won Festival da Canção at the end of February withthe winner of the show decided by 50% public voting and 50% jury voting. Public voting had been open for a week before the show while the jury vote was formed of a combination of regional juries. As there was a tie for first place, the public vote took preference. Having won the public vote, Cláudia Pascoal will now be the first ever Portuguese Eurovision representative to compete on home ground.
Source: ESC Portugal
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 represented by António Calvário, the country finished last scoring nul points. Prior to 2016, the best result of Portugal in the contest was 6th place. This 6th place came in 1996 when Lúcia Moniz performed “O meu coração não tem cor” on stage in Oslo, Norway. She scored 92 points receiving 12 points from both Norway and Cyprus. Since their debut in 1964 Portugal has missed a total of five contests, the latest being in 2016. After their spectacular win last May, in Kyiv, Portugal will host the 2018 edition of the contest in the capital, Lisbon.