Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak has released a cover of Portugal’s Eurovision 2017 winning entry “Amar Pelos Dois” by Salvador Sobral.
Alexander Rybak has released an unofficial English lyric cover version of the 2017 winning Eurovision entry “Amar Pelos Dois” by Salvador Sobral. Portugal won the contest for the first time in fifty three years last night, and the Norwegian winner of Eurovision 2009 Alexander Rybak released the cover today. This follows his post a few months ago backing the entry and expressing that:
“In a time where our beloved Eurovision Song Contest is slowly turning into “Mainstreamvision” and “Strategivision”, I found a new hope when listening to this song. It’s a song made by real MUSICIANS, it’s a song sung with true HEART, and it’s a song that stirs our FEELINGS.
My friends, this is an ESC entry on the same level as Austria in 2014 and Italy in 2011. It’s pure magic, and I truly hope it will do great!”
Watch the cover video here:
Salvador Sobral has won the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine for Portugal. The 27-year-old singer from Lisbon won the hearts of Europe tonight performing “Amar Pelos Dois” (Love for two), which was written by his sister. Portugal have been waiting 53 years for victory in the Eurovision Song Contest, the longest a country has ever participated in the contest without winning.
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Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 represented by António Calvário, the country finished last scoring nul points. As of 2016 the best result of Portugal in the contest is 6th place. This 6th place came in 1996 when Lúcia Moniz performed “O meu coração não tem cor” on stage in Oslo, Norway. She scored 92 points receiving 12 points from both Norway and Cyprus. Since their debut in 1964 Portugal has missed a total of five contests, the latest being in 2016.