Suzy – January 2015

Suzy 1Suzy was born in the coastal city of Figueira da Foz in Portugal on 24 January 1980, which means she will be celebrating her birthday with us at Eurofest!

Suzy sang from a young age and, after her family moved to Lisbon, she joined the children’s group “Onda Choc”. They were successful in the 1990s and gave her the opportunity to perform on TV shows and concerts throughout Portugal.

In 1999 Suzy had further success with a duet with Anjos on the Christmas song “Nesta Noite Branca” which still continues to be played on Portuguese radio every Christmas. Suzy’s first solo album “Vida” was released in 2001, including a duet with singer João Portugal, and the year after she performed in the musical “My Fair Lady”.

Suzy posterAfter graduating from university Suzy travelled to Canada and the USA before continuing her musical career in Portugal in 2010, as well as performing at events across the world such as Formula One in Dubai.

Suzy was invited to take part in Festival da Canção in 2014 with Quero Ser Tua, written by Portuguese songwriter Emanuel. This show organised by Portuguese broadcaster RTP was celebrating its 50th anniversary that year, and as well as being the route to chosing Portugal’s song for Eurovision it has considerable kudos in its own right in Portugal.

Suzy won the contest with 42% of the vote in the final which featured four other songs, and went on to represent her country at Eurovision 2014 in Copenhagen.

Suzy’s song was a fan favourite, being one of the few uptempo songs in the contest that year. Suzy performed in the first semi-final on Tuesday 6 May and sadly missed out on qualifying for the final by just one single point (Suzy got 39 points and finished 11th just behind Valentina Monetta’s 40 points for San Marino).

Since Eurovision Suzy has been performing across Europe at various Eurovision fan events and putting on a great show for her fans, and she did exactly that at Eurofest on 23 January 2015.

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