PORTUGAL

"Antes do adeus" - Célia Lawson

"Before goodbye, adventure, before goodbye, madness"

The Portuguese Final was held at the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon on March 7th, hosted by António Sala & Cristina Caras Lindas. Before the final there were 5 semi-finals - click here for details: PORTUGUESE SEMI-FINALS 1997 The winner was chosen by 20 regional juries, plus a 21st jury, the votes of which were comprised from televoting - Os Meninos da Sacristia won the televote.  

1 Nosso canto chão Our motherland's singing Oriundi

65

8th

2 Quando eu te beijo When I kiss you Raquel Alão 115

3rd

3 Senhora da saia verde Lady in the green skirt Cristina Almeida 104

5th

4 Madrigal de Lianor Lianor's lullaby Telmo Miranda 111

4th

5 Canção urgente Urgent song Os Meninos da Sacristia 102

6th

6 Da primeira vez For the first time Sónia Mendes 116

2nd

7 Antes do adeus Before goodbye Célia Lawson 127

1st

8 Rosa dos ventos Rose of the wind Susana Pinto

79

7th

Telmo Miranda

Célia Lawson came equal 24th at the ESC. Telmo Miranda was a backing singer for Portugal in ESC 1996.

SWEDISH NATIONAL FINAL 1997

1997 NATIONAL FINALS