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Salvador in the Parliament: First public appearance

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)


The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest were in the National Parliament where he was received by the president of the Assembly of the Portuguese Republic


Under a strong media circus, the president of the Assembly of the Republic, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues received this morning the singer catapulted to hero, and his sister Luisa. The public television station was represented by Nuno Artur Silva and Gonçalo Reis, administrator and president of RTP, respectively.


"But the votes were not in the Eurovision?" Answered Salvador, good-humored, on hearing the votes of the Assembly to honour him with a a greeting.


At the invitation of Ferro Rodrigues, Salvador Sobral and Luísa Sobral - interpreter and author of the winning song, respectively - attended the vote, in what was the first invitation they accepted since winning the festival.

 

Most of the deputies  applauded Salvador and Luísa Sobral standing up, after the unanimous approval of the vote of greeting to both. The text highlighted the "victory of the Portuguese language", the "merit of the performer and the composer", but also "the professionalism of RTP". 


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ESC 2018 on the way

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 15, 2017 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The responsable staff of RTP for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 had a meeting today as it was announced by RTP news. The city was chosen and probably the venue as well.


The dates are not decided yet, but the city that will host the event is of course decided and it was not a surprise! Lisbon is probably the only and central place in the country to host Eurovision, specially because the biggest place to host the event is the MEO arena (Pavilhão Atlântico and Pavilhão da Utopia in the past). EBU already advised RTP that the Arena is the best option which we consider is the only one.


MEO arena is located in the new area of Parque das Nações, a place that was (re)build for the EXPO'98. With capacity of 20 000 persons (it will be reduced significantly because of the stage), the venue was the chosen place for concerts of big artists like Madonna, Jennifer Lopez,  Adele, Coldplay, etc, etc!


Web Summit 2016 was probably the biggest event to happened there so as the ATP - Tennis Masters Cup 2000.

Inside, you will feel you are in an upturned boat with a roof made of wood.


The surroundings of the Pavillion are perfect for Eurovision. Sala Tejo is a small concert place included on it and in front of it you will find the FIL - International Fair of Lisbon - with a big press center on it. 


Also in the area, there's a shopping centre called Vasco da Gama, lots of Hotels, a Casino, bars and clubs. And the best, is that everything is just 3 stations far from the airport. 


The Euroclub must be decided later but for those who knows the Lisbon night, the Casino Lisboa or Lux frágil (a few Km far from the venue) are probably the best options. 





Salvador arrived in Lisbon

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 14, 2017 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Lisbon, Humberto Delgados airport - a big crowd of people waiting for Salvador. More and more people got concentrated at the airport and no one knews where and how Salvador was going to arrived. Running from one side to the other of the airport, finally everybody understood the place where they can see the winner of Eurovision.

With him, not only the victory arrived but also a dream that the portuguese audience has been losing through the years.

During the big expectation, while waiting, the crowd sang the National Anthem and of course, Amar pelos dois.

Not only eurofans where among the crowd also the winners of Festival da Canção Suzy and Liana (didn't went to Eurovision) where there.

The noise was big, the expectation growing and Salvador finally got down the stairs. He was claimed has a national hero, something he refuse! People compared what was happening with the welcome of Simone in 1969! A star has born and Portugal recovers her relation with Eurovision!

Check our facebook page to see pictures and videos of it.

Amar pelos dois in the charts (UPDATED)

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 13, 2017 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

By the end of the night, right before the massive victory of Portugal in Eurovision, the song Amar pelos dois was hitting the charts (iTunes) a bit around the globe (23:35 EDT).


The song was number 1 in Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine; number 2 in Azerbaijan, Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Macau, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden; number 3 in Belarus and Greece, 6 in France and Switzerland, 7 in Estonia, Finland and Romania; 8 in Ecuador, 9 in Germany, 11 in Austria and Hungary, 17 in Ireland, 20 in Armenia, 29 in the United Kingdom, 35 in Italy, 37 in Israel, 40 in Argentina, 60 in Australia, 74 in Colombia, 100 in Russia and 130 in New Zealand.


The album of Salvador, Excuse me is also in the charts of some countries: 1 in Portugal, 5 in Denmark and Poland, 6 in Hungary, Norway and Spain, 10 in Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Netherlands, 12 in Lithuania, 16 in Switzerland, 21 in Luxembourg, 22 in Germany, 25 in Austria, 27 in Sweden, 37 in Belgium, 43 in Italy, 44 in France, 73 in the United Kingdom, 87 in Australia, 132 in Ireland and .... 122 in South Africa!!!


UPDATED:

At 16:50 EDT, the song was #1 in the iTunes chart of Azerbaijan, Finland, France, Greece, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mozambique, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine. 18 countries in total.

Amar pelos dois was also nr.2 in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. Nr. 6, 7 and 8 in Hungary, Israel and Cyprus respectively; 10 in Macau, 11 in Ireland and Italy, 15 in the UK, 18 Belarus, 26 Cambodja, 28 Russia, 30 Australia, 31 Hong Kong, 32 Armenia and Brazil, 34 Czech Republic, 45 Turkey, 50 Colombia, 103 New Zealand and 112 South Africa. 

A victory for Portugal, Salvador and for the Eurovision music.



Portugal and the 3 F's!

Posted by Eurovision On Top on May 13, 2017 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok, Ok, don't you worry with the title of this article!

Portuguese people refer to themselves using "the 3 F's" which means, Fátima, Futebol and Fado!


Fátima because of religion. Yesterday, the Pope visited the country in the blessed place of Fátima where the Holy Mother made her apparitions to 3 children.

About Futebol, we don't need to explain since the National Portuguese Team is the Champion of the European Cup.

Fado in portuguese means destiny but it's also the national music! Salvador doesn't sing Fado but the destiny of Portugal tonight was winning the contest for the very first time after allmost 60 participations!


Since we are based in Portugal, during next year, from tomorrow, we will be giving you the news about the contest that will be held in Lisbon! 


Salvador will arrive at the Lisbon Airport (Humberto Delgado) and will be received by the President of the Republic of Portugal!


You are all welcome in Portugal!