Portugal in the eurovision dance contest

Member station RTP
National selection events Dança Comigo
Appearances 2
First appearance 2007
Best result 5th, 2007
Worst result 8th, 2008
External links
Portugal's page at Eurovision.tv

Portugal took part in the first Eurovision Dance Contest in 2007. Representing the country were Sónia Araújo, a TV host and Ricardo Silva, a ballroom dancer. The couple were chosen after winning the second Portuguese version of Strictly Come Dancing ("Dança Comigo", in Portuguese). The dances they performed at the contest were Jive and Tango. Portugal came joint fifth after receiving 74 points from 12 countries. It was their first top five finish in any Eurovision contest.

Sónia is a co-hoster of the Portuguese talk-show "Praça da Alegria", by RTP, RTP África and RTP Internacional, along with Jorge Gabriel and Hélder Reis.

In 2008, Portugal were represented by singer Raquel Tavares and dancer João Tiago, who danced a fusion of Rumba and Tango.

Year Couple Dances Place Points
2007 Sónia Araújo & Ricardo Silva Jive & Tango 5 74
2008 Raquel Tavares & João Tiago Rumba/Tango 8 61

Voting History

Portugal has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1 Greece Greece 15
2 Netherlands Netherlands 14
3 Russia Russia 12
= Spain Spain 12
= Switzerland Switzerland 12
4 United Kingdom United Kingdom 10

Portugal has given the most points to...

Rank Country Points
1 Ukraine Ukraine 19
2 Russia Russia 18
3 Finland Finland 12
= Spain Spain 12
4 Denmark Denmark 11
5 Greece Greece 8

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