“I really like the song ‘Love Is On My Side'”, says Eurovision 2017 winner Salvador Sobral.
Speaking in an interview with Rádio Renascença in their “As Três da Manhã” program, Salvador Sobral has shared his thoughts on this year’s Portuguese Eurovision entry. The singer admits that the contest is not the band’s “natural habitat”:
“I really like music, because I am a friend of the guys. I am suspicious, I am suspicious. I don’t know what they are going to do there, just like me. Their habitat is not that one. But it’s cute”.
When asked about being an expert on Eurovision Song Contest, he said:
“I don’t know, I don’t understand anything about it. I love that people ask me as if I’m an expert. I’ve never seen the festival of Eurovision. When I was there, I didn’t see it either. I was in the dressing room and I was going to sing.”
Portugal will be represented by The Black Mamba at the 2021 contest in Rotterdam with their song “Love Is On My Side”.
Who Are The Black Mamba?
The Black Mamba is a Portuguese band consisting of Pedro Tatanka, Miguel Casais, Marco Pombinho, Rui Pedro Vaz, and Guilherme Salgueiro. They released their debut album in 2010 titled “The Black Mamba”, and went on to release two more albums. Their latest was “The Mamba King”, which reached 5th position in the Portuguese charts. The group is known for its concert appearances and festival tours both in Portugal and abroad.
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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.