It's from Quarteira and is in the final of the Song Festival that will take place next Saturday.
With a voice and a presence full of light and sweetness, Sara Afonso is yet another artistic talent from the municipality of Loulé, which is beginning to emerge to the fore, and the Municipality of Loulé could not help expressing pride in this “daughter of the land ”, Supporting her at this point in her career.
"It is with great satisfaction that we are witnessing the appearance of yet another young woman born in this municipality whose artistic qualities, already recognized by the public and critics, make us believe that she will have a bright future", says the Mayor of Loulé.
"Sara is one of the fruits of a generation full of value that was born and raised in this municipality, alongside so many others like the musician Dino D'Santiago, the actress Victoria Guerra, the artist Daniela Oliveira, the director Bernardo Lopes or the international models Andreia and Alice Contreiras ”, stresses Vítor Aleixo.
“Contramão”, by Filipe Melo, is the theme that Sara Afonso will interpret on the night of this 6th March, alongside 9 other songs, in the dispute for the victory that will give the passport to represent Portugal in Eurovision, in the month of May in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
“We are with heart and soul with Sara. I believe that the whole region will be there too, since it is the only Algarve on stage at this gala. A worthy representative of our region ”, he concludes.
About Sara Afonso
Sara Afonso was born on May 29, 1991, in Faro, but it is in the city of Quarteira that she has her roots. She sings since she was little, and started taking music and dance classes at the age of 10. During his adolescence he participated in several competitions and workshops of voice and performing arts.
He attended the Conservatório de Faro in lyrical singing, and also the Companhia de Dança do Algarve, where he took classes in ballet and contemporary dance.
In Secondary Education, he embarked on Visual Arts and later entered the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon, in Arts and Humanities.
He studied at the Hot Clube de Portugal, the renowned jazz school of Luiz Villas-Boas, having subsequently competed for the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa, where he currently studies, in the Jazz course. He lived in Casablanca, Morocco, between 2014 and 2017, where, in a guitar and voice duo, he sang in hotels, bars and restaurants.