PORTUGAL – The story of the girl and Doce, representative of Portugal at the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, will give rise to “Bem Bom“, a film that hits theatres in the summer.
Considered one of the first girl bands in Europe and the most iconic in Portugal, Doce will hit theatres in the summer, with the biopic “Bem Bom“. Directed by Patrícia Sequeira, who signed “Snu” and “Jogo de Damas“, the first images of the film were revealed with the launch of a karaoke version of the theme that gives the film its name, “Bem Bom“.
Formed in 1979 by the hand of Tozé Brito, the Doce were made of Fá (Fátima Padinha), Teresa Miguel, Lena Coelho and Laura Diogo. Fernanda de Sousa, currently known as Ágata, joined the quartet on two occasions: in 1985, she replaced Lena Coelho during her pregnancy, later entering training in the place of Fátima Padinha.
The Portuguese band entered four editions at the Festival da Canção: in 1980 (with “Doce”, 2nd place), in 1981 (with “Ali-bábá (Um Homem das Arabias)”, 4th place), in 1982 (with “Bem Bom”, 1st place) and in 1984 (with “O little boat of hope”, 11th place).
At the Eurovision Song Contest, the group reached 13th place with 32 points, among 18 countries. In turn, Fátima Padinha was the only singer to return to the Festival da Cancao alone, defending “Uma balada de amor” in the 1986 edition.