After the announcement of the 12 performers to the Portuguese national selection to the Eurovision Song Contest, RTP will publish through their website the list of composers’ names and with whom they will work with. The broadcaster has invited two producers – Fernando Martins and Ramon Gallarza – who are now working along with a selected composers in order to compose the 12 entries specially for the national final to be held next March 10.
Here are the selected:
TIAGO PAIS DIAS
Tiago (in the foto with Mariza Liz, vocalist of Amor Electro) is the composer and producer of one of the most popular and recognized Portuguese bands, Amor Electro, top seller in 2011. This is his first attempt in “Festival da Canção”. Look out one of his latest hits:
Nuno Feist is a very recognized Portuguese musician, composer and conductor . He has competed as singer, along with his brother Henrique Feist, at “Festival da Canção 1985”, finishing third. As composer, he tried to win the ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest four times: in 2007, 2008, 2010 and again in 2011. Recall the song “Alvorada”, performed by Vanessa at “Festival da Canção 2010”:
The Portuguese most traditional music genre – the Fado – was added on November to Unesco’s list of ‘intangible cultural heritage’ of humanity. Jorge Fernando is singer, composer and music producer. Presently he’s working with several “fado” singers, including Fábia Rebordão. Watch one of his latest songs:
Miguel Gameiro was the main singer and front vocal of “Polo Norte”, a popular Portuguese band from the 90’s and beginning of the 21st century. Since 2010, he’s solo singer and composer. Everybody’s now asking who will perform a song penned by Miguel Gameiro. Watch a clip bellow – “Dá-me um abraço” (Give me a hug), performed and composed by Miguel Gameiro:
Now that we have the singers and the composers, we just have to know which composer will make a song for which artists. Stay tuned!