Speaking to Portuguese music website BLITZ, 2017 winner Salvador Sobral opened up regarding his Eurovision participation and is now grateful for what the opportunity has given him.
Seeing Eurovision in a new light
Sobral spoke to BLITZ mainly to promote his new album “Paris, Lisboa”, which is out now. However, he briefly mentioned Eurovision and how grateful he is for it.
“I no longer have a resentful relationship with Eurovision. I am very grateful for what it has brought me”Salvador Sobral speaking to BLITZ
Talking about Portugal’s representative for this year, Conan Osiris, Salvador believes that Conan has “everything to gain” because “difference wins”. Referring back to himself, Salvador says he was the most different person at Eurovision 2017 and, as a result of that, he won.
“Paris, Lisboa”, the new album by Salvador, was released last week. It includes the song “Mano a mano” which he performed at the Eurovision 2018 final. Rather impressively, he sings 4 languages on this album.
Furthermore, Salvador spoke of his successful heart transplant operation and how it encouraged him to begin working on his second studio album.
“I’m here after all, this will continue. If everything goes well it’s better to start thinking of a new record!”Salvador Sobral speaking to BLITZ
You can listen to his new album here:
Salvador in Eurovision 2017
Salvador gave Portugal their first win in their Eurovision history back in 2017. After winning Festival da Canção that year, he represented Portugal in Ukraine with his song “Amar pelos dois”. He went on to win the contest with a total of 758 points.
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