What next for this year’s Eurovision entrants?

Portugal: Conan Osíris

by Christopher Smith

Two years ago, Portugal won Eurovision with “Amar pelos dois” sung by Salvador Sobral, its first grand final appearance for seven years. Last year the country came last with “O jardim” performed by Cláudia Pascoal, so this year hope was placed with 30 year old singer Tiago Miranda known as Conan Osíris with his entry “Telemóveis” (“Mobile Phones”). Unfortunately, Conan failed to qualify from his semi final and so, once again, Portugal has to sit 2019 out.

Conan made his first moves in the music industry in 2008 when he formed the duo Powny Lamb with singer Sreya. They released their debut EP “Cathedral” in 2011 but parted company soon after. He released his debut seven track EP “Silk” in 2014 and followed this with his debut album “Música, Normal” in 2016. He released a second album “Adoro Bolos” the following year. He reunited with Sreya that same year when he co-wrote and produced her debut album “Emocional”.

In December 2018, Conan was invited to write a song for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. He ended up with “Telemóveis”, which won the Portuguese jury’s selection and then decided he would perform it himself! Despite “Telemóveis” not qualifying, the song has gone on to top the Portuguese singles chart. Conan will be performing at this year’s Super Bock Super Rock music festival in Portugal, no doubt with a much higher profile than at any time before in his career.

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