"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||
|2||Quando eu te beijo||When I kiss you||Raquel Alão||115||
|3||Senhora da saia verde||Lady in the green skirt||Cristina Almeida||104||
|4||Madrigal de Lianor||Lianor's lullaby||Telmo Miranda||111||
|5||Canção urgente||Urgent song||Os Meninos da Sacristia||102||
|6||Da primeira vez||For the first time||Sónia Mendes||116||
|7||Antes do adeus||Before goodbye||Célia Lawson||127||
|8||Rosa dos ventos||Rose of the wind||Susana Pinto||
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