Silêncio e tanta gente

“Silêncio e tanta gente”

Eurovision Song Contest 1984 entry

Country

Portugal

Artist(s)

Maria Guinot

Language

Portuguese

Composer(s)

Maria Guinot

Lyricist(s)

Maria Guinot

Conductor

Pedro Vaz Osório

Finals performance

Final result

11th

Final points

38

Appearance chronology

◄ “Esta balada que te dou” (1983)   

“Penso em ti, eu sei” (1985) ►

“Silêncio e tanta gente” (“Silence and so many people”) was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed in Portuguese by Maria Guinot.
The song is a ballad, with Guinot musing on life’s character. She sings that it is sometimes only the silence which enables her to establish what she wants to say, and likewise it is sometimes only in a crowd that she finds where she wants to go.
The song was performed nineteenth on the night, following Italy’s Alice and Battiato with “I treni di Tozeur”. At the close of voting, it had received 38 points, placing 11th in a field of 19.
It was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 1985 Contest by Adelaide with “Penso em ti, eu sei”.

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Eurovision Song Contest 1984

 
Countries

Final
(by final results)

Sweden (winner)
Ireland
Spain
Denmark
Belgium
Italy
United Kingdom
France
Finland
Luxembourg
Portugal
Turkey
Netherlands
Germany
Cyprus
Switzerland
Norway
Yugoslavia
Austria

Withdrawn

Israel

 
Artists

Final
(by final results)

Herreys
Linda Martin
Bravo
Hot Eyes
Jacques Zegers
Alice & Franco Battiato
Belle & the Devotions
Annick Thoumazeau
Kirka
Sophie Carle
Maria Guinot
Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra
Maribelle
Mary Roos
Andy Paul
Rainy Day
Dollie de Luxe
Vlado & Isolda
Anita

Withdrawn

Ilanit

 
Songs

Final
(by final results)

“Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley”
“Terminal 3”
“Lady, Lady”
“Det’ lige det”
“Avanti la vie”
“I treni di Tozeur”
“Love Games”
“Autant d’amoureux que d’étoiles”
“Hengaillaan”
“100% d’amour”
“Silêncio e tanta gente”
“Halay”
“Ik hou van jou”
“Aufrecht geh’n”
“Anna Maria Lena”
“Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?”
“Lenge leve livet”
“Ciao, amore”
“Einfach weg”

Withdrawn

Balalaika

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 Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest

 
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