As you may NOT have noticed on this blog, Portugal is one of our favorite countries. Apart from their entirely incomprehensible, unpronouncable language and most disturbing love for the so called art of fado, that country has so much to offer. Like sun, sea, sardines, vinho verde and percebes. They also have the prettiest capital in the world, and we wouldn’t mind going there even more often than we already do. That is why we have been secretly rooting for the Portuguese, even when their entries haven’t been among the best. They did give us Ronaldo’s ass…we mean golden right foot, after all, so we knew they had it in them.
Enter a guy with an amazing voice, a super quirky behaviour and the most sincere brown eyes you can ever think of. And he doesn’t even look like a wax figure with his own eyebrow stylist? Safe to say, our acquaintance with Salvador Sobral was a very happy one. What a lovely guy. And what an amazing voice. If he can sing like he sung in the national final with hernia, who knows what he can do without?
And speaking of that, we will make no more mentions of Salvador’s health. Guess it was only a matter of time before the trend of fake news reached Eurovision, but we advise you stay out of it. If we were to demand health certificates from all these artist, we would discover a lot of unpleasantries, mind you.
The song, Amar Pelos Dois, is of the very nostalgic, old jazzballad kind. The kind that makes you dream of distant times, when Lisbon was a majestic harbour of tall ships and Vasco da Gama found pepper in India and singing a ballad in Eurovision still wasn’t a bad thing. Oh, those were the days!
And we’re telling you this ballad really isn’t a bad thing. It is so soft and comforting we can think of nothing better to listen to after a few nights of those ridiculously cheap vodka shots at EuroClub or after Romania or Belarus disturbs any sense of calm we might have left. The title mean “love for both”, so we suspect it is written for us, even.
Just remember we love you right back, Salvador. Obrigada.