Sara Tavares, who represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, passed away at the age of 45.
At the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994, which was held in Dublin, Portugal was represented by Sara Tavares with the song “Chamar a Msica.” The song ended up finishing in eighth place, which is one of the greatest performances Portugal has ever achieved at the competition.
She also won 12 points from the panel of judges representing Spain, making her the winner of points from 13 of the competition’s 25 countries.
The singer had been battling a brain tumor for more than a decade, and the illness forced her to take a hiatus from her music career between 2009 and 2018. She has since passed away. During that particular year, she was considered for a nomination for a Latin Grammy.
The year 1993 marked the beginning of Sara’s professional career when she competed in Chuva de Estrelas and went on to win the first series of the competition.
She would go on to win the Festival RTP da Canco in 1994, achieving a comfortable victory and securing the right to represent Portugal at Eurovision in the process. The singer has released a total of six studio albums throughout the course of her career.
Sara Tavares, who hails from Cape Verde and has performed at Eurovision multiple times, returned to the competition in 2018 as one of the interval performers in Lisbon.
During this terrible moment, the members of the Eurovoix team would like to offer their condolences to Sara’s family and friends.