Song of the day – We all have Eurovision songs that we love and listen to regularly. But then there are songs we might only remember because someone posts a link on Facebook or a Forum. We will shuffle through Eurovision history and present a random song every now and then during summer to bring back memories and give you the chance to discuss songs and years during the “Eurovision drought”. Our song of this day is ‘Chamar a Música‘ by Sara Tavares (Portugal 1994).
The song, translated as ‘Call the music‘ finished n 8th place out of the 25 entrants in that year. Ireland won with Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan singing ‘Rock n roll kids‘. It was the first year that voting was done by satellite and not telephone meaning spokespersons could be seen.
Tavares won the 1993/1994 final of the Endemol song contest Chuva de Estrelas (performing Whitney Houston’s ‘One moment in time’), which helped her win the Portuguese Television Song Contest final in 1994, consequently earning a place in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The song was featured on her debut single release, Sara Tavares & Shout (1996), where Tavares mixed gospel and funk with her native Portuguese influences. Her more recent work is much more influenced by jazz , soul and South American music, and she has a strong following amongst jazz enthusiasts.