The official music video for “O Jardim” by Claudia Pascoal and Isaura has been released ahead of the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Members of the public were invited to take part in the video, with the video filming taking place at the start of April in Lisbon. The two singers had been discussing whether or not they would film a music video, but following success in the Portuguese charts they decided to film the video ahead of this years contest.
Claudia Pascoal was born in 1994 in Portugal. The singer rose to fame in 2010, when she took part in Portuguese talent show Ídolos. In 2013, she participated in the first season of Factor X, and a year later she auditioned to become a host of Curto Circuito, finishing in 3rd place. She returned to participate in Ídolos for a second time in 2015, and also went on to compete in The Voice Portugal. Songwriter Isaura joined Claudia on stage at the final of the Portuguese selection process.
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.