Portugal has returned from its Eurovision sabbatical and decided to send Suzy to Copenhagen with “Quero Ser Tua”:
What we’ve always liked about Portugal is that they seemed to send entries that are true to themselves. Often it was clear Portugal wasn’t going to have a good Eurovision result, but at least their songs were honest and showed us a little something about Portuguese culture. Even a song that looked like a joke entry could still capture a bit about Portuguese history.
Then there’s this. “Quero Ser Tua” sounds like what Portugal thinks Europe thinks a Portuguese Eurovision entry should sound like. It’s not terrible, but it’s not current and it’s not relevant to Portugal or to Eurovision. What’s the point?
UPDATED 17 MARCH 2014: Shi points out in the comments that “Quero Ser Tua” is from a Portuguese genre called Pimba. So Portugal is still doing its own thing, which makes me happy in a way. Of course, I still wonder if it’s going to have any impact with the rest of Europe, but otherwise I stand corrected!