- She represented the country when the competition was held in Dublin.
- Tavares entered with the song ‘Chamar a Música’, which came in eighth place
Portugal’s candidate for the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, Sara Tavares, died at the age of 45 after a long health battle against a brain tumor.
She represented the country when the contest was held in Dublin, participating with the song ‘Chamar a Música’, which came in eighth place.
Tavares died in Lisbon on Sunday, according to Portuguese reports, which said his death was announced by his devastated family.
With their song being one of Portugal’s best results in the contest, Tavares and ‘Chamar a Música’ went down in history in their home country.
His performance received 12 votes from the Spanish jury and earned points from 13 of the 25 participating nations during that year’s contest.
Portugal’s 1994 Eurovision Song Contest candidate Sara Tavares (pictured) has died aged 45 after a long health battle with a brain tumour.
Tavares was born in Lisbon in 1978. His career took off when he won the first edition of Chuva de Estrelas in 1994, a talent competition in Portugal. That same year, after his victory he achieved eighth place in Dublin.
Two years later, she released her debut album ‘Sara Tavares & Shout!’, the first of several albums she would release over the next two decades.
His 2005 album ‘Balance’ earned him a platinum nomination at the BBC Radio 3 World Music Awards.
However, she was forced to put her music career on hold for almost ten years when she was first diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and returned in 2018.
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