Sunday, 25 September 2011

Sérgio Borges

Sérgio Borges was born as Sérgio Justo Camacho Borges in Madeira on October 18 1944. In 1964 he was one of the founders of the Portuguese band Conjunto Académico João Paulo. In 1966 Sérgio participated at the Festival RTP da Canção, the Portuguese pre-selection for the ESC, with the song Eu Nunca Direi Adeus which came 2nd and won the press award.

In September 1969 Portugal announced it's intention not to participate at the ESC in 1970 in protest against the voting system. Although they didn't participate in the ESC in Amsterdam the Portuguese held their own Festival RTP da Canção which was won by Sérgio Borges and his song Onde Vais Rio Que Eu Canto. In November 1970 Sérgio represented Portugal at the World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo with Onde Vais Rio Que Eu Canto which didn't reach the Grand Final.

Sérgio had a couple of hits in the 70s with Conjunto João Paulo until 1972 when they split up. For several years Sérgio peformed in the casino of Madeira.

In 1986 Sérgio participated again in the Porugese pre-selection for the ESC where he came equal last with the song Quebrar A Distância.

In 2005 Sérgio won an Award of Culture which was awarded by the Regional Government of Madeira.

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