Inês Lopes Gonçalves will be the Portuguese spokesperson at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
Radio host and presenter Inês Lopes Gonçalves has been announced as the Portuguese spokesperson for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Inês was one of the hosts of the Blue Carpet event at last years Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.
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.
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.