Dina (singer)

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Dina
Birth nameOndina Maria Farias Veloso
Born(1956-06-18)18 June 1956
Origin Carregal do Sal, Portugal
Died12 April 2019(2019-04-12) (aged 62)
Lisbon
Genres Pop, Fado
Occupation(s) Singer

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 Republic in Southwestern Europe

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.

Eurovision Song Contest 1992 song contest

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.

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Biography

Dina first entered the Portuguese Eurovision selection, Festival da Canção , in 1980, finishing eighth with "Guardando em mim". [1] She participated again in 1982 with two songs, but could only manage sixth and eighth. [2] 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. [3] The contest took place on 9 May in Malmö, Sweden, where "Amor d'água fresca" finished in 17th place of the 23 entries. [4]

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 Place in Scania, Sweden

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. [5]

Lisbon Capital city in Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal

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. [6] [7]

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References

  1. Festival da Canção 1980
  2. Festival da Canção 1982
  3. Festival da Canção 1992
  4. ESC History 1992
  5. Biography at Música Portuguesa (Portuguese)
  6. Cardoso, Joana Amaral; Nogueira, Rodrigo; Salema, Isabel. "Morreu Dina, uma pioneira da canção pop". PÚBLICO (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  7. "Eurovision Portugal: Dina passes away aged 62 - ESCToday.com". Eurovision News, Polls and Information by ESCToday. 2019-04-12. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
Preceded by
Dulce Pontes
with "Lusitana paixão"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
1992
Succeeded by
Anabela
with "A cidade (até ser dia)"