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Name:Anabela Braz Pires
National Finals:Festival da Canção 1993, 2018
ESC Entries:A cidade (até ser dia) (1993)


Anabela is a Portuguese singer. She started singing at the age of 8 and took part in several children’s festivals. She won the ‘Grande noite do Fado’ when she was 12 and represented Portugal in the UNICEF song festival in The Netherlands and won the Danny Kaye Award. In 1991, she participated in the Sopot International Song Festival representing Portugal with the song “Brother.” From there, she released albums in 1991 and 1992. She represented Portugal in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest. A new album was released in 1996. That year she also participated in Filipe La Féria’s children’s musical Jasmim ou o Sonho do Cinema (Jasmine: The Dream of Cinema). In 2000, she recorded four tracks with the Galician musician Carlos Núñez for his album Mayo Longo (Long May).  She played protagonist Eliza Doolittle in the Lisbon production of My Fair Lady. In 2005, she released her first album in six years. In 2006, Anabela and popular singer Lúcia Moniz took turns playing the part of Maria von Trapp in the Portuguese version of The Sound of Music. In addition to being a recording artist and stage actress, Anabela is also known for her voiceover work as a singing voice.


Song:A cidade (até ser dia)
Lyrics:Paulo Dacosta
Marco Quelhas
Pedro Abrantes
Composer(s):Paulo Dacosta
Marco Quelhas
Pedro Abrantes
Conductor:Armindo Neves
Backings:Fernando Abrantes
Pedro Abrantes
Fernanda Lopes
Paulo Lourenço
Jay Rio
Running order:11