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Salvador makes history in Kiev. "Amar pelos Dois" (Love for Two) conquers Europe.

Lina Santos, Jornal de Noticias, Music, May 14, 2017, 02:12 Translated from the Portuguese.
The song that was classified as "non-festival" conquered the judges of 41 countries and the televote. You've always been winning.

Salvador Sobral and the song “Amar pela dos” pulverized Eurovision's most defeated country record in 49 appearances since 1964. Until yesterday Portugal had never been in the top five. The start of the voting proved that this scenario was going to change. The 2017 performance was going to be the most successful ever. The televote decided everything and gave the prize to that young man who sings with strange gestures and to the music of which it was doubtful that it was ‘festival material’.

"I know that these things are very ephemeral but I feel it is a good step that you have enjoyed this song so much with so much melodic and harmonic content. It may make us think of bringing meaningful songs to Europe," said Salvador Sobral, minutes after having learned the results, to the microphones of RTP, the station that transmitted the Eurovision Song Contest. At the winner's press conference, he would return to the idea. "If [the victory of this song] brings a change to the contest and to music in general, that will satisfy me".

When I heard that Caetano Veloso had recorded a supporting video, Salvador just smiled, and told José Carlos Malato that this [the recognition of the Brazilian musician] "is worth a thousand times the victory".

He also spoke of this desire to bring different music to the festival at the moment of victory, still on stage. "This can be a victory for music, for people who make music seriously, who want to say something. Music is not fireworks, it's feeling," he said. "Bring the music back".

Returning to the stage, he again sang Amar Pelos Dois, this time next to his sister, Luísa Sobral, author of the lyrics and music, with a dedication in Portuguese: "A hug for Portugal". And a joke: "It's all bought, actually".

José Carlos Malato, who led the competition from Kiev, with the comments of journalist and critic Nuno Galopim, confided the words of singer Luísa Sobral, his sister. "A song that was born in my living room". Salvador Sobral, 27, who until now had never followed a Song Festival praised Luisa. "My sister has incredible talent. Whatever song she does, Europe gets touched," he said. And humorously: "Now I'm going to sell on eBay." The singer says that the moment they began to believe that the tradition of leaving Eurovision with handshakes ended in 2017 following the reactions they were hearing and the position highlighted by the bookmakers.

Portugal led the jury vote from start to finish, with Bulgaria, Moldova and Italy as runners up. Among 41 countries, 18 gave Portugal the maximum score: 12 points. The opening spot: Sweden. And then San Marino, Latvia, Israel, Spain, France, Lithuania, Armenia, Iceland, Serbia, Switzerland, Holland, Georgia, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.

Then came the complicated results of the televote. Portugal was the country that had the highest number of votes among the 26 countries of the final, but until the end could have been overtaken by Bulgaria, which ended with 615 points. Portugal scored 758. Italy, one of the most talked about countries in recent weeks, was no more than sixth with 334 points. Salvador and Luísa Sobral were incredulous and did not react immediately to the victory. At the press conference, the musician admitted that the system is complex and would like it to be changed.

When one of the journalists gave him the role of "hero of the country," Salvador hurried to discard it, leaving it "for Cristiano Ronaldo". "I just want to make music and sing," he said. I did not know yet that the Benfica team arrived at the Marquês de Pombal in Lisbon, to the sound of Amar Pelos Dois.

The Portuguese delegation arrives this Sunday at Lisbon airport, at 15.00. It is the beginning of a new path. In 2018, Portugal will host the Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time. Salvador says that "he would not compete again". "But I suppose I'll be there; he promises the RTP."
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Salvador makes history in Kiev. "Amar pelos Dois" (Love for Two) conquers Europe.

Lina Santos, Jornal de Noticias, Music, May 14, 2017, 02:12

Translated from the Portuguese.
The song that was classified as "non-festival" conquered the judges of 41 countries and the televote. You've always been winning.

Salvador Sobral and the song “Amar pela dos” pulverized Eurovision's most defeated country record in 49 appearances since 1964. Until yesterday Portugal had never been in the top five. The start of the voting proved that this scenario was going to change. The 2017 performance was going to be the most successful ever. The televote decided everything and gave the prize to that young man who sings with strange gestures and to the music of which it was doubtful that it was ‘festival material’.

"I know that these things are very ephemeral but I feel it is a good step that you have enjoyed this song so much with so much melodic and harmonic content. It may make us think of bringing meaningful songs to Europe," said Salvador Sobral, minutes after having learned the results, to the microphones of RTP, the station that transmitted the Eurovision Song Contest. At the winner's press conference, he would return to the idea. "If [the victory of this song] brings a change to the contest and to music in general, that will satisfy me".

When I heard that Caetano Veloso had recorded a supporting video, Salvador just smiled, and told José Carlos Malato that this [the recognition of the Brazilian musician] "is worth a thousand times the victory".

He also spoke of this desire to bring different music to the festival at the moment of victory, still on stage. "This can be a victory for music, for people who make music seriously, who want to say something. Music is not fireworks, it's feeling," he said. "Bring the music back".

Returning to the stage, he again sang Amar Pelos Dois, this time next to his sister, Luísa Sobral, author of the lyrics and music, with a dedication in Portuguese: "A hug for Portugal". And a joke: "It's all bought, actually".

José Carlos Malato, who led the competition from Kiev, with the comments of journalist and critic Nuno Galopim, confided the words of singer Luísa Sobral, his sister. "A song that was born in my living room". Salvador Sobral, 27, who until now had never followed a Song Festival praised Luisa. "My sister has incredible talent. Whatever song she does, Europe gets touched," he said. And humorously: "Now I'm going to sell on eBay." The singer says that the moment they began to believe that the tradition of leaving Eurovision with handshakes ended in 2017 following the reactions they were hearing and the position highlighted by the bookmakers.

Portugal led the jury vote from start to finish, with Bulgaria, Moldova and Italy as runners up. Among 41 countries, 18 gave Portugal the maximum score: 12 points. The opening spot: Sweden. And then San Marino, Latvia, Israel, Spain, France, Lithuania, Armenia, Iceland, Serbia, Switzerland, Holland, Georgia, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, the United Kingdom and the Czech Republic.

Then came the complicated results of the televote. Portugal was the country that had the highest number of votes among the 26 countries of the final, but until the end could have been overtaken by Bulgaria, which ended with 615 points. Portugal scored 758. Italy, one of the most talked about countries in recent weeks, was no more than sixth with 334 points. Salvador and Luísa Sobral were incredulous and did not react immediately to the victory. At the press conference, the musician admitted that the system is complex and would like it to be changed.

When one of the journalists gave him the role of "hero of the country," Salvador hurried to discard it, leaving it "for Cristiano Ronaldo". "I just want to make music and sing," he said. I did not know yet that the Benfica team arrived at the Marquês de Pombal in Lisbon, to the sound of Amar Pelos Dois.

The Portuguese delegation arrives this Sunday at Lisbon airport, at 15.00. It is the beginning of a new path. In 2018, Portugal will host the Eurovision Song Contest. For the first time. Salvador says that "he would not compete again". "But I suppose I'll be there; he promises the RTP."