Portugal: MARO's 'Saudade Saudade' goes gold on home soil
The Portuguese Eurovision 2022 entry, 'Saudade Saudade', performed in Turin by MARO has reached a gold certification in the country.
Following MARO's successful participation in Eurovision 2022 with her sensational song 'Saudade Saudade' which finished in the top 10 of the grand final placed 9th, the Portuguese act has one more reason to smile about: her song has gone gold on home soil.
Maro's song has hit a total of 8,700,000 streams on Spotify so far and is still counting, one the most impressive numbers of the latest years for a Portuguese Eurovision song.A few words for MARO
MARO is a 28 year-old multi-instrumentalist and composer from Lisbon. was born in 1994 to a musical household. Her mother is a music teacher and her father is a music enthusiast.
MARO started studying classical piano at the age of 4, later completing the Conservatory Diploma at the age of 17, along with her High School Diploma. At 11, MARO wrote her first of song. At 12, she started playing the guitar as an autodidact, today a key instrument in her composition process. Later, her voice and the electric bass also gained an important role in MARO’s musical activity.
At the age of 20, she started her studies at Berklee College of Music (Boston) with the European Tour Scholarship from the school and three other scholarships from Portugal. It was then that MARO began presenting herself regularly as a singer and songwriter.After graduating as a Professional Music major (2017), MARO initiated her professional life in Los Angeles (2018).
In 2018 she released her first solo album, in 3 volumes: “MARO, Vol.1”, “MARO, Vol.2” e “MARO, Vol.3 ”. All songs are organized chronologically and are sung in Portuguese and English.
A tireless and obsequiously creative artist, she follows her dreams inspired by musicians such as Milton Nascimento, Joni Mitchell, Rajery, Elis Regina or Esperanza Spalding.Some of the high moments in her career so far include working with Rui Veloso (2016), Tigran Hamasyan (2017), Fatai and Carolina Deslandes (2018).
In 2020 he decided to take some time off the road life to create new projects and plan 2021. Her latest solo album ‘IT’S OK’.
Maro in Eurovision
Maro took 'saudade saudade' to the Eurovosion stage in Turin after winning in the Portuguese national selection of Festival da Cancao. In Turin she performed in the first semi-final achieving to qualify to the Grand final where she eventually offered a top-10 placing to her country finishing 9th on the overall scoreboard.
News Source: RTP/Festival Da Cancao
Image: EBU / CORINNE CUMMING