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Luciana Abreu, known less formally as Lucy, is a Portuguese actress and singer who skyrocketed to stardom in 2006 on the television show Floribella, whose soundtrack topped the national charts for three months. Born Luciana Abreu Sodré Costa Real on May 25, 1985, in Massarelos, Portugal, she began her performance career as a teenager in a series of musical theater productions. In 2004 she was selected to compete on the second season of Idolos, the Portuguese version of Pop Idol. While she fell short of first place, she finished within the Top Ten. The following year she was selected to represent Portugal in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest as half of the duo 2B. Also featuring Rui Drummond, the duo performed the song "Amar." Abreu was then cast as an actress in the lead role of Floribella, a tremendously popular television series that updated the fairy tale of Cinderella for the 21st century. First airing in 2006, the show made a superstar of Abreu, as the first season's soundtrack, Floribella (2006), topped the Portuguese albums chart for 12 straight weeks. Successive Floribella releases include a holiday album, O Melhor Natal (2006), and the second season soundtrack, Floribella 2 (2007), plus several DVDs. Also in 2007 Abreu appeared on the television show Dança Conmigo, the Portuguese version of Dancing with the Stars, and ended up winning first place. Her television work continued in 2008, when she began hosting her own show, Lucy, on the station SIC. The concurrently released album, Lucy (2008), was a Top Ten hit.