RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster has informed and confirmed to Esctoday.com that Portugal will not participate at the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster does not discard the idea that they may return to the contest in 2014.
Portugal has been competing at the Eurovision Song Contest for 48 years having contributed a total of 45 entries, having missed out on participating in 1970, 2000 and 2002.
Portugal debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 with Antonio Calvario, and is yet to win the event. Portugal's best placing at the Eurovision Song Contest has been a 6th placing in 1996 with Lucia Moniz's O meu coraçao nao tem cor.
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