Carlos do Carmo, the singer who represented Portugal at Eurovision 1976 has passed away aged 81.
Yesterday evening the singer was admitted to the Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon, where he passed away due to an aneurysm early this morning.
Carlos represented Portugal at the 1976 Eurovision Song Contest, the first contest after the revolution. With his song “Uma flor de verde pinho”, he finished in 12th place at the contest in The Hague, Netherlands.
The singer had an extensive discography, his first being released in 1967 (Não Se Morre de Saudade), and the last in 2015 (Um Homem No Mundo). He received multiple awards for his craft, including a Portuguese Golden Globe in 1998 and a Goya Award in 2008. He was also the first Portuguese artist to win a Latin Grammy Award in 2014.
The Eurovoix team would like to express our condolences to Carlos’ family and friends at this difficult time.
News and image source: escportugal.pt
Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 represented by Antonio Calvario, the country finished last scoring nul points. Prior to 2016, the best result of Portugal was 6th place which came in 1996 when Lucia Moniz performed in Oslo. She scored 92 points, receiving the 12 points from both Norway and Cyprus. Since their debut, Portugal have missed a total of five contests. In 2017, Portugal produced a spectacular win when Salvador Sobral took home the crystal microphone with his song “Amar Pelos Dois.” The 2018 contest was held in Lisbon, Portugal for the first time.