Rita Guerra

Rita Guerra

Infobox musical artist
Name = Rita Guerra
Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Rita Maria de Azevedo Mafra Guerra
Born = Birth date and age|1967|10|22|mf=y
Died =
Origin = Lisbon, Portugal
Genre = Pop, R&B, Pop rock
Occupation = Singer,
Years_active = 1989 – present

Rita Guerra (born "Rita Maria de Azevedo Mafra Guerra" on October 22, 1967) is a Portuguese singer.

=Biography= Born and raised in Lisbon, she has been very successful in her home country of Portugal. She has long competed in the Portuguese national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. She first participated in 1992, making it to the national final. With the song "Meu amor inventado em mim" she reached second place. She finally sang in the Eurovision Song Contest 2003, in Riga, Latvia, where she finished 22nd with 13 points.

Rita Guerra is the owner of one of the most beautiful voices and one of the most stable careers in the Portuguese music scene. Since 1989, Rita is a regular feature on the shows of Casino do Estoril. She set foot for the first time on the casino’s stage side by side Adamo, a well known French singer. “Pormenores sem a minima importância” was her debut album, featuring Rui Veloso, a famous rock singer and composer, and the group Taxi. “Independence Day” was her second album, a CD released in 1995 sang only in English. Approaching ethnic music in the album “Da Gama”, Rita Guerra got the help of maestro Pedro Osório and Paulo de Carvalho, Portuguese representative at ESC 1974. In 2000, Rita and Beto, one of the backing singers in Riga, released an album called “Desencontros”. One of the duets “Brincando com o fogo” is considered by many one of the most beautiful and recognizable songs of the Portuguese music history.

The stage has been Rita’s second home for many years. She has been participating in some of the most prestigious shows presented in Portugal. It was the case of “Canções do Século”, that was on the road from 1993 to 1998. The show run through some of the best-known songs of Portuguese music history. Alongside Helena Vieira and Lena D’Água, the show was a hit. 1999 saw Rita Guerra, Helena Viera and Beto perform on the show «POPera», where some of the most famous opera arias were arranged and performed with a modern and contemporary touch. At the moment, Rita performs daily at Casino do Estoril in its latest production “Fruta Cores”.

Rita has also regularly worked in the Portuguese soundtrack of animated films such as “Hercules”, “Lion King”, “Prince of Egypt”, “Little Mermaid” and others. In 2003, Rita Guerra was invited by RTP to represent Portugal at the Eurovision Songcontest in Riga. Three songs were in contest, and the winner was “Deixa-me sonhar (só mais uma vez) ”. Rita also participated in 1992, on the Portuguese national selection, with the song “Meu amor inventado em mim”, where she came 2nd. In the meantime, Rita got married to the lyricist and composer of the song, Paulo Martins. He was also responsible for the production of her latest album called Rita , released on 20 June 2005.


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