Raquel Tavares
Raquel Tavares
Born (1985-01-11) January 11, 1985 (age 32)
Origin Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation Fado singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1997–present

Raquel Tavares (born 11th January 1985 in Portugal) is a Portuguese Fado singer. In her childhood, she had a fairly normal education route, but in the end decided she wanted to pursue music more than anything else.


Raquel won one of the biggest Portuguese fado competitions, "Grande Noite de Fado". She also regularly performs at "Bacalhau de Molho", one of the most popular fado houses in Lisbon, and has performed in cities across Europe.

In 2004, she played a minor role as a fado singer in the Portuguese film "The Miracle According to Salomé".

Her first album was released in 2006, the same year she won the Amália Rodrigues Revelation Prize.

Her second album, Bairro, was released in 2008. In this same year, she participated in the Eurovision Dance Contest 2008 with João Tiago, placing 8th.

The Origin Song ContestEdit

Raquel represented Portugal at The Origin Song Contest 01 in Kraków, Poland, with her song "Meu Amor de Longe". She failed to qualify for the final, placing 16th (last) with 2 points.


  • 1999: Porque Canto Fado
  • 2006: Raquel Tavares
  • 2008: Bairro
  • 2016: Raquel
Flag of Portugal Portugal in The Origin Song Contest
01-10 Raquel TavaresMia Rose feat. Salvador Seixas
01-10 "Meu Amor de Longe" • "Tudo para Dar"
(Note: Entries scored out are when Portugal did not compete since their debut)
TOSC logo The Origin Song Contest 01
Final DenmarkPolandRomaniaEstoniaFranceLuxembourgUkraineFinlandUnited KingdomNorwayIrelandGreeceRussiaMoldovaItalyBelgiumNetherlandsSwedenSan MarinoCzech RepublicMonaco
Semi Final 1 AlbaniaLatviaLithuaniaSwitzerlandBosnia and HerzegovinaBulgaria
Semi Final 2 PortugalSpainHungaryIcelandSlovakiaSerbia
Final HEDEGAARD feat. Stine BramsenKasia PopowskaKarmenLiis LemsaluZayra2 Fabiola feat LoredanaAni LorakEllinooraBlack HoneyAnna of the NorthWalking On CarsKaterina StikoudiSAHANicoleta NucaGiorgiaBazartSharon DoorsonLÉONMoseekLight & LoveTal
Semi Final 1 TunaMarta GrigaleMonika LinkytėBastian BakerPamela RamljakVANESA
Semi Final 2 Raquel TavaresPablo LópezRúsza MagdolnaUnnur BirnaKristínaJelena Tomašević
Final "Keep Dreaming" • "Dryfy" • "You Got It" • "Breaking the Rules" • "Trop c'est trop" • "She's After My Piano" • "Uhodi Po-Angliyski" • "Elefantin Paino" • "Hello Today" • "The Dreamer" • "Catch Me If You Can" • "I Like The Way" • "Vsego lish' tri slova" • "Când Pleci" • "Oronero" • "Goud" • "How You Like It" • "Tired of Talking" • "Tina (We Are Gold People)" • "Under the Low Sun" • "Des fleurs et des flammes"
Semi Final 1 "Duam" • "Bez 5 Minūtēm" • "Krentu žemyn" • "We Are The Ones" • "Ispod kože" • "Poslushnata"
Semi Final 2 "Meu Amor de Longe" • "Hijos del Verbo Amar" • "Érj Hozzám" • "Sober" • "Navždy" • "Da mi je da mi se vrati"

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