Edmundo Silva who represented Portugal at Eurovision 1977 as part of Os Amigos has died at the age of 82.
Musician and singer Edmundo Silva has died at the age of 82 after a prolonged illness. The singer who was born in 1939 first began performing at the age of 22, he went on to play the guitar for a number of groups in the 1960s and 70s.
In 1977 he competed in Festival da Canção as part of the group Os Amigos with Ana Bola, Fernanda Piçarra, Fernando Tordo, Luísa Basto and Paulo de Carvalho. They performed “Portugal no Coração” and were chosen to represent Portugal in London. They would finish 14th out of 18 acts scoring a total of 18 points.
The Eurovoix team would like to express our condolences to Edmundo Silva’s family and friends at this difficult time.
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.