Quero Ser Tua is a passionate love song that combines Latin, African and Portuguese elements only to produce an original mix of all three. This, Suzy argues, is perhaps the key to success as she hopes that her up-tempo will stand out among the ballads in this year’s Eurovision.
Born in Figueira da Foz (Portugal), Susana (34) is a Portuguese singer known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Her artistic name is “Suzy”. In 1999, Susana launched her career with the release of a Christmas duet with Portuguese band Anjos. Later in 2002 her first album came out and 2003 saw her as Sally in Filipe la Feria’s My Fair Lady. Susana has travelled the world from North America to Dubai where she resided for five years. When Emmanuele asked her to perform “Quero ser tua”, she hesitated no more and left Dubai for Portugal. Suzy has been a fan of the contest since an early age. She used to watch the contest with relatives and friends and had always imagined herself on the Eurovision stage. In her own words: “my Eurovision bid called for full commitment”
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the emblematic Festival da Cançao which has been widely used as the selection method in the Iberian country. This year 10 singers qualified to the semi-final, 5 of them made it to the final but only Suzy won the golden ticket to Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the Portuguese entry did not once meet the approval of all. Suzy and her team were were allegedly suspect of fraud in the voting with some going as far as threatening them. In March, songwriter Emmanuele announced that Suzy’s team would file a slander and libel claim against those responsible for threat messages. Now Suzy is just honoured to represent her country and is set to make Europe dance!
What has she been up to?
The Portuguese entrant has been busy with promotional events all across Europe. She has participated in the famous Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam and joined forces with Ruth Lorenzo and Conchita Wurst in the London Eurovision Party. The song has also been promoted in her home country.
Back in the studio, Suzy’s team have worked on a revamped version of the song which is set to make Europe dance in the first semi-final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The official videoclip is yet to be released.