Portugal iolanda Second Rehearsal

Eurovision 2024: Portugal’s Second Rehearsal!

Our next contestant to come up on the Eurovision 2024 stage is Iolanda from Portugal singing her song “Grito“ (Scream).

Who is Iolanda?

Iolanda Costa was born on November 4, 1994 in Figueira da Foz, in the Coimbra district, Portugal. She demonstrated a passion for music since an early age, which brought her to study at the conservatory. When she was seventeen she enrolled in the faculty of communication sciences in Lisbon, and a few years later she moved to London to study musical composition at the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music of the University of Sussex.

She made her first debut in Festival da Canção in 2022, when she co-wrote the entry “Mar no fim”, sung by Blacci. In 2023 she released her first EP, Cura, that she wrote during the COVID pandemic.

Iolanda won Festival da Canção 2024 with the song “Grito” (Scream), obtaining the maximum score from the juries and second place from the televote and gaining the right to represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

The Rehearsal

Grito is a song that really builds over the three minutes, and even though it’s a ballad, it still has a underlying bass that vibrates through the floor. A song you feel through your feet and into your chest.

Portugal Second Rehearsal 2024. Credit: Sarah Louise Bennett/EBU

The staging is similar to iolanda’s win at Festival da Canção, with five white-clad dancers with covered faces performing a contemporary dance routine. They’ve also lowered the middle cube, which makes the space feel more intimate and adds to the artistry.The whole act is creative and hypnotic.

Portugal Second Rehearsal 2024. Credit: Alma Bengtsson/EBU

After all today’s second rehearsals a recap video will be published on the official Youtube channel! Stay tuned!

The Dress Rehearsal for Portugal and the rest of Semi Final 1 will be held on the 6th of May.

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Source: eurovision.tv

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