|Birth name||Ondina Maria Farias Veloso|
|Born||18 June 1956|
|Origin||Carregal do Sal, Portugal|
|Died||12 April 2019 62) (aged|
Dina (born Ondina Maria Farias Veloso; 18 June 1956 – 11 April 2019) was a Portuguese singer, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 in Malmö.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.
The Eurovision Song Contest 1992 was the 37th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1992 in Malmö, Sweden. The presenters were Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger. Linda Martin, representing Ireland, was the winner of this Eurovision with the song Why Me?. The song was written by Johnny Logan, who had won the 1980 contest as singer and the 1987 contest as singer/songwriter. At 41 years and 22 days of age, Linda Martin became the oldest woman ever to win Eurovision.
Dina first entered the Portuguese Eurovision selection, Festival da Canção , in 1980, finishing eighth with "Guardando em mim".She participated again in 1982 with two songs, but could only manage sixth and eighth. Dina finally got her chance in 1992, when her song "Amor d'água fresca" ("Fresh Water Love") won the competition and went forward as the Portuguese representative in the 37th Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place on 9 May in Malmö, Sweden, where "Amor d'água fresca" finished in 17th place of the 23 entries.
Festival da Canção or Festival RTP da Canção is the name given to the national festival, produced and broadcast by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) to choose the Portuguese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. It was first held in 1964.
"Amor d'água fresca" was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, performed in Portuguese by Dina.
Malmö is the largest city of the Swedish county of Skåne County, the third-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the sixth-largest city in Scandinavia, with a population of 312,012 inhabitants in 2017 out of a municipal total of 338,230. The Malmö Metropolitan Region is home to over 700,000 people, and the Øresund Region, which includes Malmö, is home to 4 million people.
Dina released six albums and composed music for many film and television drama productions. She continued to perform, and in September 2009 celebrated 30 years in the music business with a concert at the Teatro São Luiz in Lisbon.
Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, with an estimated population of 505,526 within its administrative limits in an area of 100.05 km2. Its urban area extends beyond the city's administrative limits with a population of around 2.8 million people, being the 11th-most populous urban area in the European Union. About 3 million people live in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, including the Portuguese Riviera,. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost areas of its metro area form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is known as Cabo da Roca, located in the Sintra Mountains.
Dina died on 12 April 2019 at age 62.
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Portugal entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, held in Malmö, Sweden, with Dina with the song "Amor d'água fresca" after she won the Portuguese national final, Festival da Canção 1992. At Eurovision, she received 26 points, placing 17th in a field of 23 competing countries.
"Todas as ruas do amor" is a song by Portuguese band Flor-de-Lis, and was the Portuguese entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. The song was composed by Paulo Pereira and Pedro Marques.
Portugal will select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 through the Festival da Canção competition, organised by Portuguese national broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP). A number of changes will be made to the format of the contest from the past number of years, with two semi-finals and a final being held over one week in March 2010 to select the winner to represent Portugal in Oslo, Norway in May 2010.
Catarina Pereira is a Portuguese singer, dancer and actress. Catarina competed in the Festival da Canção 2010, as well as in the 2014 edition, with the songs "Canta Por Mim" and "Mea culpa" respectively, finishing in 2nd place in both occasions.
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Portugal participated in and won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Amar pelos dois", written by Luísa Sobral and performed by her brother Salvador Sobral. Portuguese broadcaster Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP) organised the national final Festival da Canção 2017 in order to select the Portuguese entry for the 2017 contest in Kiev, Ukraine. After 16 songs competed through two semi-finals and a final, "Amar pelos dois" performed by Salvador Sobral emerged as the winner, collecting the most points from a 50/50 combination of votes from a jury made up of music professionals and a public televote.
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with "Lusitana paixão"
| Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest |
with "A cidade (até ser dia)"