I'm genuinely gutted to see that Portugal has decided to withdraw from Eurovision 2013. Over the past number of years Portugal has become one of the most interesting countries at Eurovision and was one of the first western countries to start to buck the trend in 2008 when it came second in the semi-final of the contest in Serbia.
I've always looked forward to the Portuguese entry each year and while I rarely though they picked the right song, they always had a good song in my book.
I don't think there's a whole lot to say about it but I wanted to publish this post as it is an important country to me. Will miss you.