Portugal 2019: All you need to know about Conan Osiris and his entry “Telemoveis”
Portugal once more selected its Eurovision representative through the traditional Festival da Cançao 2019 that consisted of two semi finals and one final show. The national final was held at Portimão Arena in the city of Portimão and was hosted by Filomena Cautela (one of the Eurovision 2018 hostesses) andVasco Palmeirim. A total of 8 songs competed in the final show while the final outcome was determined by the public vote (50%) and the 7 juries representing the 7 administrative regions of Portugal. Conan Osiris was the big winner with his entry Telemoveis and will represent Portugal at the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.
A few words about Conan Osiris
Conan Osiris (Tiago Miranda his real name), is a versatile act who combines several kinds of music, from Fados , arabic music and gypsy music to techno and R’n’B. He was born in Lisbon the year 1989 and has already released 4 albums.
Conan apart from being a singer is a self taught dancer, composer and producer. In 2018 he made his debut appearance at RTP’ s popular night show named, 5 Para a Meia-Noite. The show is hosted by Filomena Cautela, one of the hostesses of Eurovision 2018 in Lisbon.
The entry “Telemoveis”
Telemoveis is a song composed by himself and is entirely in Portuguese, while it is already high on Youtube and Spotify trends in Portugal. At the end of 2018 Conan was invited by RTP to present a song for Festival da Canção and eventually he composed the song “Telemoveis”. Apart from composing it he sang it himself on stage achieving to win the national final.
Osiris will perform his entry 15th in the 1st semi final on May 14.
The lyrics of “Telemoveis”
A tentar ligar para o céu
Pa’ saber se eu mato a saudade
Ou quem morre sou eu
Quem mata quem mata
Quem mata quem
Nem eu sei
Se a vida mandar mensagem
Se ela não parar
E tu não tiveres coragem de atender
Tu já sabes o que é que vai acontecer
Vou estragar o telemóvel
Eu vou partir o telemóvel
O teu e o meu
E eu vou estragar o telemóvel
Eu quero viver e escangalhar o telemóvel
Eu só parto aquilo que é meu
Tou para ver se a saudade morre
Vai na volta, quem morre sou eu
Eu nem sei
A chibaria nunca viu nascer ninguém
Mas eu nunca mais parto o meu
Eu sei que a saudade tá morta
Quem mandou a flecha fui eu
The Eurovision Story so far
Portugal joined the Eurovision family in 1964 when it was represented by António Calvário, who finished last without any points. Since their debut in 1964 Portugal has missed five times the contest, the latest being in 2016. Before 2016, the best result of Portugal in the contest was a 6th placing in 1996 with Lúcia Moniz performing “O meu coração não tem cor” in Oslo. In 2017 the country got out of the list of the remaining countries without victory, as Salvador Sorbal was crowned winner in Kyiv with his song Amar Pelos Dois . Following Salvador’s win the country hosted the 63rd edition of the contest in Lisbon.