|Posted by Eurovision On Top on August 22, 2019 at 9:15 PM||comments (1)|
Next November, José Cid will receive a Latin Grammy Award for Musical Excellence. This award is given to artists who have made contributions of exceptional artistic significance to Latin music. According to the Latin Academy, Eva Ayllón, Joan Baez, Lupita D'Alessio, Hugo Fattoruso, Pimpinela, Omara Portuondo and José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma” will also receive this award.
José Cid's work is recognized by everyone in Portugal, not only for his participation in several National Festivals and for his participation in Eurovision 1980 but especially for his songs that passed through several generations. The artist remains a success selling out concerts and gigs. For the most distracted, remember that his album 10.000 Anos Depois Entre Vénus e Marte (1978) is considered one of the best progressive rock in the world and the first hard-to-find vinyl editions can reach very high values in the market.
Other portuguese eurovision artists also have some Grammy connections, in 2014, fado singer Carlos do Carmo was awarded with a Latin Grammy Career Award and Sara Tavares was nominated in 2018 for her album Fitxadu.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on August 22, 2019 at 9:15 PM||comments (0)|
Eurovision Live Concert Portugal is back and Eurovision On Top sponsored it once again. The biggest Portuguese event dedicated to the Eurovision Song Contest will be held on August 31 at 9:30 pm, at the José Afonso Auditorium in Setúbal, Portugal.
It was in 2009 that it all began. It was then called Eurovision Party and its purpose was to make known the Eurovision environment that was felt in the cities where the ESC was held, and which happened in Lisbon in 2018.
For its 11th edition, the following international artists are already confirmed:
The confirmed national acts are:
For the purchase of tickets contact https://www.eurovisionliveconcert.com/
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 24, 2019 at 7:50 PM||comments (14)|
The Eurovision winner of 2017, Salvador Sobral, did his first German concert in Essen, two days ago.
We were there to see him present his new album "Paris Lisboa" with a crowd of about 500 persons mostly from Germany. With a new heart but full of the same love for life, Salvador, enchanted the audience, along with his three musicians, such as the critics:
The Portuguese ESC winner "is not only wonderfully funny, but great as a singer. As in a poem by Fernando Pessoa set by his pianist Júlio Resende. Or a haunting song about infidelity. These and other pieces of music get under your skin with their intensity and their feeling. By the way, Salvador Sobral announces his big hit standing on a chair with flippant slogans. Since he has the mischief back on the neck. Just like at the end of two hours passing by. Sitting alone on stage at the piano, he sings, surprisingly, "No pig calls me" by Max Raabe." (Christoph Giese, WAZ)
The Tour continues in Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berlin, Nuremberg and Sttutgart.
The new album peaked the number 11 in Spain and the number 1 in Portugal.
(Special thank to Pedro Almeida)
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on April 9, 2019 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
The PLAY Awards happened tonight at Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon and it's the first ceremony to distinguish the best from Portuguese music.
Conan Osiris, the portuguese representative in Tel Aviv won the Best Newcomer Award. Conan Osiris was recognized because of his album Adoro Bolos which was released in the last day of 2017.
Dino Santiago (Interval Act of ESC2018 ) was the big winner of the night getting 3 Awards: Best Album; Best Artist; Critics Award.
Carlos do Carmo (Eurovision 1976) won the Career Award, the same tribute as he did some years ago at the Latin Grammy's Awards.
In the International section, Kendrick Lamar won the Best International and the Best Song Award.
|Posted by Eurovision On Top on September 4, 2018 at 5:00 AM||comments (1)|
No more than 10 issues! Time went by for another Eurovision Live Concert Portugal. Once again, the city of Setúbal has received a new set of Eurovision artists who joined the more than 90 who have done it since the show started.
In an ever-better organization, the concert is more than just a one-night stand. The day before the stars were received in a red carpet and before the concert they were able to take a boat trip on the River Sado.
The portuguese artists were welcomed, especially Anabela and Carlos Costa. The first one that due to its charm won the hearts of the audience as if it were 1993 taking all the true magic of the Festival. The second, he did a Eurovision medley accompanied by several dancers where the high moment was "Fuego"! It showed that the Eurovision show is alive and knocked on the door of a possible participation. Will it be?
Carla Ribeiro, often invited to the concert, made a small tribute to the songs of Albania and remembered Portuguese songs, always with her professionalism. The same as Gerson Santos that brought more recent themes of the Eurovision stand.
All the artists gave their best in this event and their involvement was greatly appreciated by both the organization and the public. The big surprise of the night was Mickey Harte who only with his guitar managed to remake his 2003 song making it current and special. Brilliant the soul of a true musician.
Justs showed his identity and charisma with three themes that did not escape the line of the current "Heartbeat". Poli Genova got a total audience involvement with any of his songs, but the highlight was undoubtedly the song that gave her the best rating at ESC and that everyone knew.
Krista was the revelation of the night! A real hurricane on stage! She cleverly opened with her Finnish version of "Eu quero ser Tua," continued with a ballad dedicated to his father and toasted the whole audience as if he were present. Then came "Marry Me" and she took the public to the maximum! You have to go back to Eurovision Krista!
Lucia Pérez was able to show how the Portuguese Soul is close to the Galician one. She sang in Galician, a language that the Portuguese understand well because it has the same origin, and even before "Que me quiten lo bailao", she made a version of a song sung by Amália Rodrigues.
The best way to end the event was with Madame Monsieur, participants from France this year. The audience received them so well that it was difficult to leave the stage. Mercy was entitled to bis and the requests to take pictures were so many that the organization was forced to remove them from the event. The Portuguese-French community present there gave them many souvenirs from Portugal and as the duo confided to us, maybe they will return to a concert.
Congratulations for this glorious event in which we also take part since the first edition!