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Portuguese Eurovision star Sara Tavares dies, aged 45

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A post shared by Sony Music Portugal (@sonymusicpt)Tavares was born in Lisbon in 1978 to parents who emigrated to Portugal from Cape Verde.

She rose to fame singing Whitney Houston’s ‘One Moment in Time’ on Chuva de Estrelas, a national singing competition, in 1994.She also won the Festival da Canção that same year, the national selection contest for Eurovision.

That earned her a slot at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. Tavares was just 16 when she nabbed Portugal one of its highest placements at the competition, achieving eighth place for her song ‘Chamar a Música’.

The track was known for blending gospel, funk, and Portuguese influences.After releasing her debut EP, ‘Sara Tavares & Shout’ (1996), the singer went on to release a number of albums throughout her career.

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