Showing posts with label Nucha. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nucha. Show all posts

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Deixar de sonhar - Nucha

Like many singles on this blog lately, this single has a few connections to the Eurovision Song Contest, as Nucha performed in the 1990 edition with Ha sempre alguem, representing Portugal. This single was a follow-up to that one, and amazingly, the song was written and composed by Maarten Peters, with a lyric translation by the brothers Fransisco and Frederico Teotónio Pereira.

Maarten Peters wrote the song as 'Het zal nooit meer zo zijn' ('It will never be the same') for the national finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in the Netherlands in 1989. It was performed by Ingrid Souren and finished in third place. It was translated into Portuguese for this version by Nucha and ended up in the top 10 in Portugal. Afterwards, the original Dutch version was recorded by Willeke Alberti, who herself appeared on the Eurovison Song Contest with the embarrassing song 'Waar is de zon' in 1994.

My collection: 7" single no. 5736
Found: Kringloop Sassenheim
Cost: 0,5 euro
Tracks: 'Deixar de sonhar' / 'Se o dia nascesse'


Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Há sempre alguém - Nucha

I bought this single as soon as it appeared in the shops. Not because I liked the Portuguese entry of the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest so much, but because it was quite remarkable that so many Eurovision tracks were released as a single. I realised right away that this was a good opportunity to find more singles than ever before.

Nucha was sent to Eurovision with a song in the impenetrable Portuguese language (as prescribed by the rules of the Contest at the time), and reached 20th place in a field of 22 competitors.

My collection: 7" single no. 1232
Found: Melody Maker, Den Haag, May 18, 1990
Cost: 6,5 guilders
Tracks: 'Há sempre alguém' / 'Together'

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