Portugal: The Black Mamba release an acoustic version of their Eurovision entry "Love is on my side"
The Portuguese Eurovision 2021 hopefuls, the band The Black Mamba, have released an acoustic version of their Eurovision entry "Love is on my side".
One month ago the band The Black Mamba from Portugal were crowned winners of the Festival da Cançao 2021 with their song "Love is on my side". The song is written by the lead vocalist of the band, Pedro Tatanka, and will be the first Portuguese song in the contest to be performed entirely in English.
Following there national final victory the group have released on the official Eurovision Youtube channel an acoustic version of the entry which you can listen below:
The Black Mamba are set to compete in the 12th place of the 2nd Semi final on May 20, 2021 in Rotterdam.
A few words for The Black Mamba
The Black Mamba is a Portuguese band made up by Pedro Tatanka, Miguel Casais, Marco Pombinho, Rui Pedro Vaz, and Guilherme Salgueiro. They released their debut album in 2010 titled “The Black Mamba”, and went on to release two more albums. Their latest was “The Mamba King”, which reached 5th position in the Portuguese charts. The group has toured across the country and abroad holding several concerts.
Portugal in Eurovision
Portugal joined the Eurovision family in 1964 when it was represented by António Calvário, who finished last without any points. Since their debut in 1964 Portugal has missed five times the contest, the latest was in 2016 and has competed in total 51 times in the competition. Before 2016, the best result of Portugal in the contest was a 6th placing in 1996 with Lúcia Moniz performing “O meu coração não tem cor” in Oslo.
In 2017 the country got its name on the list with the winning countries, as Salvador Sorbal was crowned winner in Kyiv with his song Amar Pelos Dois . Following Salvador’s win the country hosted the 63rd edition of the contest in Lisbon.In 2019 Conan Osiris ,winner of the Portuguese national final Festival da Cançao represented the country in Tel Aviv with his entry Telemoveis. Despite the outstanding alternative performance in the first semi final, Conan failed to qualify to the Grand final.
Last year Elisa won the national final with "Medo de sentir" but eventually never had the chance to perform on the Eurovision stage as the contest was cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak.