Cláudia Rafaela Teixeira Pascoal was born in 12 October 1994 in Portuense. She is a Portuguese singer and she will represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

She debuted on «The Voice Portugal» and performed with a tone that is reminiscent of a happy-go-lucky tune playing off of an old record player. In 2010, Pascoal participated in talent show «Ídolos», and in 2013 she participated in the first season of talent show Factor X.

Pascoal also played an unusual moment in 2013. During the campaign for municipal elections, Cláudia Pascoal participated in a video that went to the Facebook page Tesourinhos das Autárquicas.

In 2014, Pascoal auditioned to present talk show «Curto Circuito» on SIC Radical, and ended up in third place. In 2015, she participated in Ídolos for a second time.

In 2017, she participated on the fifth season of talent show «The Voice Portugal» and was eventually eliminated in the semi-finals placing 6th overall.

In 2018, Pascoal won the «Festival da Canção», the national contest to select the Portuguese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, with the song «O jardim», written by Isaura.

Despite his 21 years, Pascoal has played since the age of 15 in the Short Circuit program.

“O jardim”lyrics:

[Estrofe 1]
Eu nunca te quis
Menos do que tudo
Sempre, meu amor

Se no céu também és feliz
Leva-me, eu cuido
Sempre, ao teu redor

[Refrão]
São as flores o meu lugar
Agora que não estás
Rego eu o teu jardim

São as flores o meu lugar
Agora que não estás
Rego eu o teu jardim

[Estrofe 2]
Eu já prometi
Que um dia mudo
Ou tento, ser maior

Se do céu também és feliz
Leva-me, eu juro
Sempre, pelo teu valor

[Refrão]
São as flores o meu lugar
Agora que não estás
Rego eu o teu jardim

São as flores o meu lugar
Agora que não estás
Rego eu o teu jardim

[Outro]
Agora que não estás, rego eu o teu jardim
Agora que não estás, rego eu o teu jardim
Agora que não estás
Agora que não estás, rego eu o teu jardim

English translation:

[Verse 1]
I never wanted you
Less than everything
Always, my love

If from heaven you are happy too
Take me, I take care
Always, around you

[Chorus]
The flowers are my place
Now that you’re not here
I water your garden

The flowers are my place
Now that you’re not here
I water your garden

[Verse 2]
I already promised
That someday I’ll change
Or try, to be greater

If from heaven you are happy too
Take me, I swear
Always, for your worth

[Chorus]
The flowers are my place
Now that you’re not here
I water your garden

The flowers are my place
Now that you’re not here
I water your garden

[Outro]
Now that you’re not here, I water your garden
Now that you’re not here, I water your garden
Now that you’re not here
Now that you’re not here, I water your garden