Sunday, May 15, 2011

Portugal - Luta é alegria - Homens Da Luta

18 - 22 pts in semi 1
Homens Da Luta (Fighting men) have won the Portuguese final with the song Luta é alegria (Fighting is fun).
The song is written by Vasco Duarte and Jel who are the main / founding members of the comedy troupe.

The band already entered the 2010 Portuguese selection with Luta Assim Não Dá (Fight, don't give up) where they made it to the final but were disqualified for 'not respecting the rules of the competition'.
You can download Luta É Alegria through the official Homens Da Luta forum here.

Some of the members were replaced for Eurovision
First a 1-track cdsingle was issued with the lineup from the Portuguese national final. (RTP/Sony 88697520492, pic left)
The (second) promo cd has the Eurovision and Instrumental versions. (The instrumental is named Karaoke but has no backing vocals)
On the sleeve is the band in with the personel that appeared in the Eurovision semi. (TchaTchaTcha top pic)

Homens Da Luta MySpace
RTP Eurovision pages

Listen to excerpts of the 24 songs from the Portuguese selection here at RTP.
You can also vote but it's a bit stupid to vote for half songs RTP!

RTP have also uploaded videos from all Portuguese entries (National final recordings 1964 to 2010)

Portugal in 2010 (Filipa Azevedo) and 2009 (Flor De Lis)

Fight! Fight! Only room for six at the D'Dorf YMCA

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