Salvador Sobral

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Salvador Sobral
Sobral on the Eurovision Song Contest
red carpet in Kiev in 2017
Background information
Birth name Salvador Vilar Braamcamp Sobral
Born 28 December 1989 (1989-12-28) (age 27)
Lisbon, Portugal
Genres
Occupations
  • Singer
,
  • Activist
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active 2009–present
Labels Valentim de Carvalho
Associated acts

Salvador Vilar Braamcamp Sobral (born 28 December 1989) is a Portuguese singer and activist. He won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest for Portugal with the song "Amar pelos dois", written by his sister Luísa Sobral.[1] He gave Portugal its first ever win in the contest since the country's debut in 1964, ending the longest winless run by a country in Eurovision history (53 years).

Under the current voting system, the highest scoring winner is him winning the contest in Kiev, Ukraine, with 758 points, with both the maximum points from the jury and the televote being attributed to him.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. CNN, Laura Smith-Spark and Steve Almasy. "Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins Eurovision Song Contest". CNN. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  2. Laura Smith-Spark and Steve Almasy. "Portugal's Salvador Sobral wins Eurovision Song Contest". CNN. Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  3. "Full coverage: Eurovision 2017". BBC. 13 May 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017. 

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