Só Sei Ser Feliz Assim

Infobox ESC entry
song = "Só Sei Ser Feliz Assim"


caption =
year = 2001
country = Portugal
artist = Marco Quelhas, Tony Jackson
as = MTM
with =
language = Portuguese
languages =
composer = Marco Quelhas
lyricist = Marco Quelhas
conductor =
place = 17th
points = 18
place_semi =
points_semi =
lyrics = [http://www.diggiloo.net/?2001pt Lyrics]
clip =
prev = "Como Tudo Começou"
prev_year = 1999
prev_link = Como Tudo Começou
next = "Deixa-me sonhar (só mais uma vez)"
next_year = 2003
next_link = Deixa-me sonhar (só mais uma vez)

"Só Sei Ser Feliz Assim" (English translation: "Only Can Be Happy This Way") was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001, performed in Portuguese by MTM. MTM stood for "Marco, Tony and Music". The two singers were Marco Quelhas, who also wrote the song, and Tony Jackson. The two men both wore suits, Marco's in black and Tony's in white.

The song is influenced by urban music, with the duo telling their lovers that it is only with them that they can truly be happy.

The song was performed eleventh on the night (following Croatia's Vanna with "Strings Of My Heart" and preceding Ireland's Gary O'Shaughnessy with "Without Your Love"). At the close of voting, it had received 18 points, placing 17th in a field of 23.

Due to the poor result, Portugal was not invited to take part in the 2002 Contest. As a country broadcasting but not participating in the Contest (a "passive participant") it was allowed to return to the fold the following year. Thus, the song was succeeded as Portuguese representative at the 2003 Contest by Rita Guerra with "Deixa-me sonhar (só mais uma vez)".


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