|Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 23, 2018 at 4:35 PM||comments ()|
The President of the Republic today decorated the musicians Luísa and Salvador Sobral with the degree of commendation of the Order of Merit for the "singular success" they achieved last year with the victory of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa made this gesture at the end of the ceremony for the presentation of the 2017 Personality of the Year Award to Luísa and Salvador Sobral by the Association of the Foreign Press in Portugal (AIEP), at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon.
The head of state referred to the victory of the song "Amar pelos dois", composed by Luísa Sobral and interpreted by his brother, Salvador Sobral, in the final of Eurovision , on May 13 of last year, as a "singular success "which could not fail to deserve a distinction.
"Almost a year from now, there is already the distance that was lacking in the swirl of facts and feelings that were then dominant," said the President of the Republic, adding: "This is the appropriate moment to announce the award with the Order of Merit attributed on behalf of Portugal".
The President is well known by the selfies he tooks with the population in general. This is the selfie that was missing for the recognition of the portuguese victory!
source and picture: wort.lu/contacto
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on June 30, 2017 at 10:40 AM||comments ()|
He may be controversial in what he says but in reality he is a case of success:
- Their song of eurovision has been chosen for all type of spectacles, parodies and events, with fireworks or not.
- His first album that was released a year ago is number one on the sales charts in his country.
- A book was just published in his honor: "Salvador Sobral: Heart of Hero".
And after the single was sold out for a week, the stores have a new edition.
The last times that a disc of a song of Eurovision in Portugal was published were in 2003 and in 2011.
In 2003, the single of Rita Guerra had several editions and was one of the great bets of the young publisher FAROL. The single of the song of 2011 (Homensda Luta) did not have the same luck and was able to be bought for less than a euro.
So if you do not have the single of the winning song on Eurovision yet, hurry up because it can be sold out again soon.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on June 28, 2017 at 6:10 AM||comments ()|
Last night the Solidarity Concert was held for the victims of the fires in Portugal.
Among the 25 participating artists was Salvador Sobral who closed the concert with the Eurovision winning song "Amar pelos Dois", right after singing in english "A case or you" by Joni Mitchell. The audience went crazy singing the song of eurovision and while everyone sang the happy singer said: "I feel that I can do whatever it is that you are going to applaud. I'll fart to see what happens."
This is not the first time that Salvador surprises us with what he has said. No one will forget what he said when he won Eurovision "Music is not fireworks, music is feeling", a phrase that appealed to many but offended others who works in the entertainment world.That is why we pick up 10 disconcerting phrases that leave us without knowing if the singer is a little crazy, if he is naive, if he is being ironic or if in reality what he says is what he thinks. Make your own opinion! Salvador at his best:
1 - In a short time, people will forget me. And still good.
2 - Even they did not realize what they were saying - about the musicians who sang in English.
3 - We received a prize, before this thing [the first place of Eurovision].
4 - When I began to sing, to gain courage, I smoked. And there was a time when I thought I could only sing nicely "smoked (high)."
5 - I only arrange crazy girlfriends. Oh, if any now see this, it's complicated.
6 - This [Eurovision] was all bought.
7 - I think that when doing Erasmus it is mandatory to take drugs. Say it on the contract.
8 - I came to this [TV Show on private channel] program for people to like me. It's another process of my manipulation.
9 - One day at a concert you could not hear anything. People were overconcentrated to hear. The music is over, people applaud and you do not hear anything - not a fly. And I said, "I'm glad no one farts."
10 - I do not use condoms, I do not like it.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 19, 2017 at 5:40 PM||comments ()|
The Eurovision Song Contest compilation CD tends to chart a lot of countries. This edition is not number 1 yet in any country but we can find it 9 charts:
This year we can find a case of success in the Albums charts as well. Excuse me, the first album of Salvador Sobral, is now 4 in Portugal; 23 in Belgium and 35 in The Netherlands. Informations of the spanish charts are not released yet, but it is expected that the album that doesn't include the winning song, can chart the official spanish list.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 19, 2017 at 5:20 PM||comments ()|
It's friday and the Official Charts of every country are now out!
If Itunes and Spotify are important signs of the popularity of the songs, it is an immediate marker that in a long term may have not a very significant value. The important hits are given by the official charts every week. So, let's start:
The portuguese song and winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is the song that charts more countries. It is very important since it is probably one of the biggest hits in portuguese language. Do you remember Ai se eu te pego? That's portuguese too even if it is with brazilian accent.
Salvador song entered the UK chart at a shy number 97, the german chart at number 43, the dutch chart at 35, the belgium at 30, the swedish chart at 33, the french at 4 and it climbs in the portuguese chart to number 8.
Belgium comes next, and it's 38 in Germany, 39 in The Netherlands, 1 in Belgium (Flanders; 2 in Wallonie), 35 in France and 18 in Sweden.
Moldova is number 52 in Germany and 70 in The Netherlands. Bulgaria is 91 in The Netherlands and 51 in Sweden.
The romanian entry is a surprise in 4 charts: 64 in Sweden, 70 in France, 90 in The Netherlands and 93 in Germany.
Francesco Gabbani is now 87 in Sweden and 25 in Switzerland and starts going down in Italy where spent severall weeks at number 1 (8th at the moment).
Isaiah is number 50 in Sweden, the norwegian song is 56 in the neighboor Sweden.
In their own country we can find Alma at number 5 in France; OG3NE at number 14 in The Netherlands; Lucie Jones at 73 in the UK and Robin at 24 in Sweden.