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Homens Da Luta struggling with joy: “Luta É Alegria” for Portugal

Portugal’s Festival RTP da Canção traditionally paves the way for the participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, since the country’s debut in 1964. This year’s winner was chosen by a 50-50 combined system of 20 regional juries and televoting. Homens da Luta, “Men of the Struggle” in English, won the honour to represent Portugal in Düsseldorf with the song Luta é Alegria, written by Vasco Duarte.

It’s Portugal’s 45th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest and it will be performed in the 1st semi-final on 10th May, at starting position #16.

Read more and check out the video clip…

Portugal’s Festival RTP da Canção traditionally paves the way for the participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, since the country’s debut in 1964. This year’s winner was chosen by a 50-50 combined system of 20 regional juries and televoting. Homens da Luta, “Men of the Struggle” in English, won the honour to represent Portugal in Düsseldorf with the song Luta é Alegria, written by Vasco Duarte.

It’s Portugal’s 45th entry to the Eurovision Song Contest and it will be performed in the 1st semi-final on 10th May, at starting position #16.

Check out the video clip:

About Homens Da Luta

Homens da Luta (Men of the Struggle) is a collective of traditional Portuguese music of an interventionist style.

Inspired by the musical universe of the period after April 25, 1974, the band is led by the unavoidable Neto and Falâncio (brothers Nuno “Jel” and Vasco Duarte), and first appeared on TV five years ago in a comedy show. However, soon they were travelling through the cities, towns, and villages of Portugal, spreading their music and their sense of humour.

They bring A Luta É Alegria (The Struggle is Joy) to the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, inspired by the tradition of collective singing, which was so fashionable in the late 1970s.

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