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Dina (singer)

Dina
Birth nameOndina Maria Farias Veloso
Born(1956-06-18)18 June 1956
OriginCarregal do Sal, Portugal
Died11 April 2019(2019-04-11) (aged 62)
Lisbon
GenresPop, Fado
Occupation(s)Singer

Dina (born Ondina Maria Farias Veloso; 18 June 1956 – 11 April 2019) was a Portuguese singer, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 in Malmö.

Biography

Dina first entered the Portuguese Eurovision selection, Festival da Canção, in 1980, finishing eighth with "Guardando em mim".[1] She participated again in 1982 with two songs, but could only manage sixth and eighth.[2] Dina finally got her chance in 1992, when her song "Amor d'água fresca" ("Fresh Water Love") won the competition and went forward as the Portuguese representative in the 37th Eurovision Song Contest.[3] The contest took place on 9 May in Malmö, Sweden, where "Amor d'água fresca" finished in 17th place of the 23 entries.[4]

Dina released six albums and composed music for many film and television drama productions. She continued to perform, and in September 2009 celebrated 30 years in the music business with a concert at the Teatro São Luiz in Lisbon.[5]

Dina died on 11 April 2019 at age 62.[6][7]

Albums discography

  • 1982: Dinamite
  • 1991: Aqui e agora
  • 1993: Guardado em mim
  • 1997: Sentidos
  • 2002: Guardado em mim 2002
  • 2008: Da cor da vida

References

  1. ^ Festival da Canção 1980
  2. ^ Festival da Canção 1982
  3. ^ Festival da Canção 1992
  4. ^ ESC History 1992
  5. ^ Biography at Música Portuguesa (Portuguese)
  6. ^ Cardoso, Joana Amaral; Nogueira, Rodrigo; Salema, Isabel. "Morreu Dina, uma pioneira da canção pop". PÚBLICO (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  7. ^ "Eurovision Portugal: Dina passes away aged 62 - ESCToday.com". Eurovision News, Polls and Information by ESCToday. 2019-04-12. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
Preceded by
Dulce Pontes
with "Lusitana paixão"
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
1992
Succeeded by
Anabela
with "A cidade (até ser dia)"