Salvador Sobral believes that Conan Osíris has everything going for him to win the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Salvador Sobral has shared his views on this years Portuguese entrant Conan Osíris. Speaking on RTP3, the singer commented that:
I think he has everything to gain that. All the factors: It is super shocking, different and distinct … I am speaking with conviction.
Salvador shared Conan’s song with people when he was promoting his upcoming album in Sweden:
They there in Sweden have chosen their representatives in Melodifestivalen, but showed them all and said, WOW.
The singer went on to explain that Conan can win the contest in May, unless someone else comes out with a different performance than him. He jokingly explained that:
I would not buy a record of it, as he probably would not buy mine either … t’s not my feel or my style,
Salavdor is currently promoting his new album Paris, Lisboa, his first album since winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Salavdor won the 2017 contest with a record breaking score after performing the song “Amar Pelos Dois”.
Who is Conan Osíris?
Conan Osíris will represent Portugal in Tel Aviv with the song “Telemóveis”. Conan was born in Lisbon in 1989 and has been performing since 2011.
From the moment that “Telemóveis” was revealed as competing in the Portuguese selection, Conan was the favourite to win. The song went viral ahead of the Grand Final, with his performance in semi-final one receiving nearly 2 million views in two weeks.
Source: ESC Portugal
Portugal debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 represented by Antonio Calvario, the country finished last scoring nul points. Prior to 2016, the best result of Portugal was 6th place which came in 1996 when Lucia Moniz performed in Oslo. She scored 92 points, receiving the 12 points from both Norway and Cyprus. Since their debut, Portugal have missed a total of five contests. In 2017, Portugal produced a spectacular win when Salvador Sobral took home the crystal microphone with his song “Amar Pelos Dois.” The 2018 contest was held in Lisbon, Portugal for the first time.