Mike SergeantBorn: 1945, Stirling, Scotland (United Kingdom)
Mike Sergeant sang at the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest as a member of the group Gemini, which represented Portugal with their song ‘Dai-li-dou’. Between 1976 and 1998, he wrote the orchestration to 24 (!) songs which participated in the Portuguese Eurovision heats. In 1980, he arranged ‘Um grande, grande amor’ for José Cid; both nationally and internationally, this song was conducted by the musical director of that year’s Portuguese final, Jorge Machado. Three years later, in 1983, Sergeant made his debut as a conductor in the Eurovision Song Contest final, with Armando Gama’s ‘Esta balada que te dou’. In 1998, he conducted the Portuguese entry in the last-ever Eurovision Song Contest with an orchestra present; Alma Lusa’s ‘Se eu te pudesse abraçar’ (written by José Cid) finished twelfth.
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