Singer Maria Guinot dies, who represented Portugal in Eurovision – Showbiz

Singer Maria Guinot dies, who represented Portugal in Eurovision - Showbiz



The singer died today at age 73, SIC Notícias reported.

Maria Guinot represented Portugal at Eurovision in 1984 with the theme "Silence and So Many People". Maria Guinot was also a composer and pianist.

The funeral will be held from 5:00 pm Sunday at the Church of the Wall (Cascais) and the funeral ceremonies are scheduled for 10:45 on Monday, followed by a funeral for the Barcarena cemetery.

Maria Adelaide Fernandes Guinot Moreno was born in Lisbon on June 20, 1945 and went to live in Almada, where she began to learn piano at the age of four. In 1965, he entered the choir of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

In 1981 he was third in the Song Festival with the song "Um Adeus, Um Recomeço", but it was in 1984 that he won the festival with the theme "Silêncio e Tanta Gente", with which he would represent Portugal in Eurovision. The performance earned Portugal the 11th place among the 19 countries in the competition that year.

In 2009, the song "Silêncio e Tanta Gente" was also one of the finalists of the program "RTP Festival – The Best Song Ever."

Maria Guinot collaborated in her career with relevant names, such as José Mário Branco, who produced her 1990 album "Maria Guinot".

In 2010, according to SIC Notícias, she suffered three strokes, which led her to move away from the music world.

His last album, "Tudo Passa", was released in 2004.

See the interpretation of the theme "Silence and So Many People":



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