Portugal, Salvador Sobral, 1

Olá! The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — has landed in Lisbon. We are taking a taxi to Belém Tower, on the top of which we will listen to Salvador Sobral‘s Eurovision 2017 song “Amar pelos dois” (Love for both of us). Will it be love at first listen? Or send us fleeing from Portugal? Read on to find out!

Salvador Sobral – “Amar pelos dois”

About Salvador Sobral

Salvador Sobral was born in Lisbon 27 years ago, but also resided in the United States and Spain as a child. In 2009, he competed on season three of Ídolos, Portugal’s version of Pop Idol. He placed seventh in the competition. His sister, Luísa Sobral, is also a singer who previously placed third on season one of Ídolos. Salvador won Portugal’s Eurovision selection Festival da Canção 2017 with the song “Amar pelos dois” (Love for both of us), which was written by his sister.

Owing to ongoing health issues, Salvador won’t attend the first two rehearsals in Kyiv, dispatching his sister Luisa to stand in for him instead. “He has his health team that is here in Portugal, so he cannot leave for that long,” she told wiwibloggs in April. “We talked to the Eurovision committee and they said that it was okay if I would do the first two rehearsals — they are more lighting and sound — and it’s OK if I’m there and sing for him and they can see if everything is right with the visuals.”

“Amar pelos dois” reviews

William: Dreamy from the very first note, “Amar pelos dois” takes nostalgia and longing and turns it into something that’s painful but beautiful. Vocally Salvador is assertive yet soft, competent but never flashy. His quirky delivery adds to the tenderness and charm. He proves, perhaps better than anyone this year, that you don’t have to sing loudly to be heard, nor do you have to shriek to stir drama. A sheer joy.

Score: 9/10

Josh: An absolute pleasure for the ears. Many fans have labelled this year’s contest as Balladvision 2017, and whilst “Amar pelos dois” is obviously a ballad, the timeless quality and unique presentation set this song apart from all the other entries this year. Listening to the song, I’m taken back to my childhood watching old-school Disney films. Viewers will feel some sense of nostalgia in this song. A surprisingly brilliant effort.

Score: 8.5/10

Chris: Eurovision songs of the 50s and 60s often have a charming, dreamy quality about them. That’s great for the 50s and 60s — not 2017. Salvador’s performance is uncomfortable and confusing to watch: his illness doesn’t explain those head throws. There will be people who love this (and there obviously are), but I feel that the Eurovision bubble may be protecting it somewhat. Anywhere else, this would bomb.

Score: 3/10

Bogdan: “Amar pelos dois” is a perfect, pure, timeless love song that contrasts heavily with Salvador Sobral’s awkward, hipster-chic, disheveled look. This is his forte, along with his equally perfect, pure and timeless voice. Unlike other acts, the singer is striking in his modesty and is letting the song take centre stage. Instead of flashy outfits, pyrotechnics or vocal gymnastics, Portugal is sending something not for our eyes or ears, but for our hearts.

Score: 10/10

Deban: Fusing vintage chanson and cabaret, Salvador Sobral takes listeners on a musical journey. Underscoring the strength of his expressive performance is a delicate touch. Crafted in the style of when Eurovision was a high-end black-tie event, there is fragility and a nostalgic quality to “Amar Pelos Dois”. However, this throwback isn’t a throwaway number. I liked it at Festival da Canção, and I love it more now.

Score: 7.5/10

Robyn: This is just gorgeous. “Amar pelos dois” sounds like it could have easily been entered in Eurovision 60 years ago, but yet Salvador brings his own jazzy hipster style to it. It’s so sweet and romantic and unlike anything else we’re going to see at Eurovision this year. In a song competition that loves big, bold performances, it’s just nice to find an entry with a stripped-back simplicity and a big heart.

Score: 8/10

Bernardo: This might be a biased opinion but here it goes — Portugal is my winner of Eurovision 2017. Salvador Sobral brings to Eurovision what the competition has needed for many years now. Among fireworks, LED displays, big shouty divas and technology, “Amar Pelos Dois” is a timeless piece of jazz/pop art that reminds us of the genesis of the contest. Yes, the Eurovision Song Contest. It’s 1956 and it’s 2017. His performance transcends borders, transcends language and touches hearts.

Score: 10/10

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Edd: One thing I can’t stand is when people call something “a masterpiece” purely because it’s a classical ballad. However, this really is verging on masterpiece. Salvador’s vocals are smoother than extra creamy Philadelphia, and his look and pronunciation are so hipster that he convinces me that old-fashioned ballads are cool. In fact, this sweet, airy production stands out so much from the pack that I would put money on it to win the whole thing.

Score: 9.5/10

In our Wiwi Jury, we have 36 jurors but only room for eight reviews. The rest of our scores can be found below:

Anastas: 2/10

Andy: 8.5/10

Angus: 6/10

Anthony: 8/10

Antony: 4/10

Antranig: 0/10

Dayana: 8/10

Erdi: 9/10

Forrest: 5/10

George: 4.5/10

Jacob: 6/10

Jason: 9/10

Jordi: 7.5/10

Jovana: 7/10

Kristin: 9/10

Luis: 9.5/10

Marek: 8.5/10

Matt: 9/10

Mikhail: 3/10

Natalie: 8/10

Padraig: 7.5/10

Patrick: 2/10

Renske: 7.5/10

Rezo: 7/10

Sami: 1.5/10

Sinan: 5/10

Stanislav: 3/10

Steinunn: 8.5/10

Tobias: 1/10

Zakaria: 6/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before calculating the average score, the highest and lowest scores are dropped. This is to remove outliers and reduce potential bias. We have removed a low of 0 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 6.56/10

What do you think of this song? Share your own score and review below!

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Aino
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Obrigado Portugal! The best song won this time!!!!!! Love you Salvador and Louisa

haparoiden
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haparoiden

Antranig – the only competent person in that jury. Why there is so much hype for that song? It is just boooooooooring as f**k.

Music is the key
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Music is the key

One of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard in ESC.

joao simoes
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joao simoes
Vítor Jardim
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Vítor Jardim

I hope his sister, Luisa Sobral, that will coordenate the visuals and lights on stage, wont make a huge mistake of only use a single spotlight on Salvador’s small circle stage. I would choose more for the visualization like flying between the clouds to give some deepness to the stage with english lyrics like the following video link below and colors effect changing along the instrumental power. Red – for heart, love, high vibrations. Blue – for pure, calm, low vibrations. Something simple but that attends to the richness of the song and give extra credits to the Salvador’s performance… Read more »

JQ
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JQ

+1 Exactly, you have spoken my mind.

Mary S
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Mary S

As fard as we know, Salvador won the portuguese festival, without menciona any kind of health problems. But everyone could see what was his unique style and that something wasn’t well. He had two hernias surgery 2 das before the contest. Therefore he won it! He was so happy for being the instrument of his sister’s beautiful and classy song. Unfortunately, our suspicious were real: now everyone knows that Salvador needs a heart transplant in one year. He never talked about it because he just want to live his life in the best way: for him, just music. He didn’t… Read more »

Americanvision
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Americanvision

I’m not a crier or get overly emotional over a song, but this song does it for me. Yeah, I originally wanted Pedro Gonçavles to win (I didn’t watch the 1st semi). But after watching the final of FAC and hearing this for the first time, I can see why everyone loved it. Along with Bulgaria, it’s my co-winner.

Hopefully his health can take it.

JQ
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JQ

^^^^Thats kasia mos karaoke video^^^^^

JQ
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JQ

well someone already deleted that post

4li3n
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4li3n

I can’t see nothing wrong with this song! It’s simple and beautiful! For me is a good song and it touchs on my feelings (I’m sorry if it sounds a cliché)! I understand who doesn’t like this kind of songs but please stop saying that this song is “bad”! Bad is the way you describe that, I prefer when people says “it’s not my cup tea” than “this song is too bad”. Maybe the people that says the portuguese song sounds old most of them listen Lana Del Rey (hi hiprocrisy or not)! We go to museum to appreciate old… Read more »

Eurovisonary
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Eurovisonary

This score just takes away your credibility..

Angelo di Milano
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Angelo di Milano

That was never big.
It’s just group of friends, nothing more:

30% are fans of divas, muscles, screams, circus and LED’s and love disposable music;
50% are improving their tastes and their criteria begin to change, tired of mainstream;
20% are always expecting something different and have more open musical horizons.

Adrian Isaksson
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Adrian Isaksson

Well donne. A good description!
I only disagree in the percentages:

40%
30%
30%

Eurovisionary
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Eurovisionary

I totally agree with you

da Silva
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da Silva

Salvador, more than a technicist, is an interpreter who privileges the improvisation, more than anything else. His seemingly careless way, comes from this fact, which together with the feeling that the moment dictates to him, make of each act a unique moment. His distinctive voice and aura of humility, make up the rest of the exquisite frame that surrounds and gives to the classical sobriety of the instrumental, an almosgt angelic and accessible lightness. Make no mistake about it. All the attention that this song is having, of positive or negative, is nothing more than the reflection of all these… Read more »

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

@Da Silva: Thank you for your beautiful words. 🙂 As a songwriter, my first concern is that people will judge Salvador’s performance style over-and-above that of the song. There’s a difference between “feeling” the music and getting in the way of it – I’m not sure which of these Salvador is producing. It’s also easy to interpret Salvador’s movements at Festival Da Cancao to be deliberately imitating those of a physically (or mentaly) impaired person – that could be seen as potentially offensive. However, since his performance is free-flowing and organic, this effect might not happen at all at the… Read more »

da Silva
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da Silva

@Purple Mask, I get what you mean. That’s why i’m making an effort to somehow desmistify that “awkwardness”. Thank you for reading me. My best regards. 🙂

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

Watch this: https://youtu.be/K0FZjQF-mmQ around the 7th minute, Salvador explains his gestures / feeling the song.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

@Miguel Lupi: Thank you so much! This is an amazing interview! 🙂
Salvador’s description of how the music produces body movements reminds me a little bit of “music therapy.” I’m surprised that there hasn’t been more publicity about this; it’s quite a unique concept for Eurovision.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I watched the whole interview. Salvador is really endearing and quite witty. I too studied music like he did, and I love independent cinema , so we have things in common. I do hope that the huge scale of Eurovision doesn’t overwhelm him in May. Best of luck to him. x

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

I m glad you liked it and that it help. XD

Rebecca
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Rebecca

It is amazing Antranig is still available to vote. Stop that, his votes are ridiculous rather 0 if he doesnt like it or 10 if he loves it.

Put there someone with criteria and not a kid, please, we expect more from your jury.

Eve
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Eve

Be prepared then for real televoting, ’cause Antranig represents this group of viewers 🙂

Anna K
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Anna K

@Eve. Haters don’t vote to hate. Just because there is no dislikes in televoting

Jeffo
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Jeffo

Exactly, Anna K! It puzzles me how come some people can´t understand that very simple and obvious fact….

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

I love this song, but I’m surprised that no-one has asked the obvious question:
At the Festival Da Cancao, why was Salvador moving like someone with a physical (or mental) impairment?
I had assumed that this was because he was ill, but I have since been told this was not the case. Now I’m puzzled.

lemon
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lemon

hi Under the comment of Esc channel official video there is already your answer
https://youtu.be/KSrdohGl-Iw
thank you^^

lemon
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lemon

hi Under the comment of Esc channel “AMAR PELOS DOIS” official video there is already answer :
https://youtu.be/ymFVfzu-2mw

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

There are more than 8,000 comments below this video. That’s not an answer.

Azzzul
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Azzzul

Hi Purple Mask… please refer to my post up there 🙂 <3

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Thanks Azzzul, that’s helpful.
I’m beginning to think there is a misunderstanding. More publicity might solve it, but if that’s not possible then I fear most viewers will misinterpret his performance. 🙁

Azzzul
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Azzzul

Hi again Purple Mask, that is what I am trying to do… His unique gestures are just his way of expressing as a performer (take a look https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4tBJTwzCeg). Love it or hate it but know that none of it has anything to do with any illness. Nevertheless, for those who are genuinely worried about his health, I might add that, during “Festival da Canção” he was recovering from surgery and we could notice how he had some difficulty walking. If you do admire Salvador Sobral, as an artist AND as a person (as I do), maybe you can forget his… Read more »

Azzzul
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Azzzul

I am sorry, I DID mean Love! from Portugal <3
🙂

da Silva
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da Silva

He is a jazz performer by formation. Please check out more of his work. There’s a album from him available on YT, called “Excuse Me”. Also, and if you don’t mind, please read my comment above. Cheers!

JG
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JG

I don’t make further comments since I suppose one of mine was censored and deleted!

joao simoes
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joao simoes

Salvador says he feels a pain all day, every day. The movements that consider strangers are due to the pains that he feels or to him feel the music, it is as if he incorporated the music and the instruments, he plays violin, cello and piano during the interpretation, he is the music the instruments and the feeling In one person.

JG
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JG

Some of this WiWi jury must simply suffer from some sort of musical stupidity and/or lack of musical good taste to give such a low score to Salvador’s song! Portugal sent one of its best songs and one of the best songs this year to this European Song “Circus”! I guess some elements of the jury just prefer to consider Portugal as the eternal underdog in this stereotyped “competition”. 6.56 out of 10? Really?!!!! Unbelievable!!!!

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

The point of the Wiwi jury is to have fun, that’s all. They are not professionals.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Catriona: Aye! In this case, I must agree with you. Just what the hell did some of these Wiwi wankers really THINK they were listening to? This song is right in the very same football arena as Anouk’s “Birds”, and some of these same people gave her their #1 ranking (8.36) for 2013. She finished 9th at ESC in Malmö. Two weeks ago, he was my number 5. After having reviewed every last one of these songs and their videos for the 2nd time, he is my now my number 2. He is in a very good position to be… Read more »

Mar
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Mar

I think people are so desperate to root for perennial underdog Portugal that the minute they send a decent song they praise it for all the same reasons they roasted “N’oubliez pas”.
“Amar pelos dois” is a lovely song with a vintage sound with the bonus of not being in English, but it’s being overhyped to infinity.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Lisa Angell didn’t get nearly as much praise as Salvador is being given right now. Bookies figured her for 16th at ESC 2015, and I put her 12th on my card before the contest.

Grande Amore
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Grande Amore

The amount of comments this has is insane.

joao simoes
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joao simoes

As the other said: speak well or speak badly but at least speak of portugal … for the first time. This is a victory before ESC

Eve
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Eve

Good point, agree!

marvelous
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marvelous

You guys gave 6.56 to the most original song of the contest but gave higher to Israel and Sweden which are very mainstream euro-pop songs AF? I really cannot stand that inexplicable favouritism.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

The Wiwi team are doing it for fun.
It’s only us commenters that take it seriously. 😛

Wingfriend
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Wingfriend

WOW. Almost 250 comments in such a short time. The article published yesterday highlighting Italy and Bulgaria is no more than 134 comments.

Take note … This is an unstoppable wave of protection for a genuine artist who fell like a parachute in Eurovision … With his raw song, so far from the eurovision standars.

Eurovision after Salvador will never be the same again! Well, it’s about time!

Lukewarm
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Lukewarm

Not quite sure how to rate this from a production stand point, but it is a pleasant song overall. Awkward stage performance might be its downfall. 01 | 02 Norway | 03 | 04 United Kingdom | 05 Austria 06 Albania | 07 | 08 Bulgaria | 09 | 10 11 Serbia | 12 Sweden | 13 | 14 Denmark | 15 Moldova 16 Poland | *17 Portugal* | 18 Latvia | 19 Cyprus | 20 Iceland 21 | 22 | 23 Greece | 24 Czechia | 25 Armenia 26 Netherlands | 27 Belarus | *28 Ireland* | 29 Finland… Read more »

Aleksi
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Aleksi

This year’s most overrated song. I would give it 3/10

Wingfriend
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Wingfriend

Those wo bets their money do not do it just because they like Salvador song, but because they believe it has the potential to win. As for the music experts, used to listening to music not fast food, all I’ve heard, Icelanders, Germans, Finns, Spaniards, Poles, Russians … praise the Portuguese song immensely. As for the general public, big effect has this song: almost 250 comments in such a short time. The article published yesterday highlighting Italy and Bulgaria is no more than 134 comments. And the same thing happens in the ESC videos. Many visualizations, few likes and few… Read more »

Pierre
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Pierre

It seems like some Salvador’s fans can’t accept different opinions, that’s funny. I do speak portuguese fluently and I think this song is boring, there’s nothing special.

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

I accept all opinions, old fashioned sound, strange presentation, not a great voice, whatever… The only criticism I wont accept as fair is of the lyrics. That said, to me you are either a kid or a soulless drone. But hey, have a good life.

Rock Me
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Rock Me

It’s like Spanish people with Barei.Just this one is way more overrated.

oli
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oli

This score is WAY too low! This is by far the most beautiful song in this year’s competition and you give it lower points that to Moldova or Belarus? outch! I know you are not supposed to be music experts, but sorry to say that you do have some bad taste 🙁

jq
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jq

are you real fan please dont drag another country Please . thank you

oli
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oli

I haven´t said that those countries deserve lower scores, I like them… rather that Portugal deserves much more points than that. I can express my opinion, can´t I? Thank you

Bella Astrid
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Bella Astrid

It’s called difference in opinion. Believe it or not but your opinion isn’t the gospel truth. Neither is mine although sometimes I think it should be! 😀 😉

Angelo di Milano
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Angelo di Milano

Impressive the impact that Salvador has on the public and how much passion for his wonderful song.

10/10

Hi
Guest

@Berrnado
Its not gonna happend. Sweden gonna be topp 3. And Portugal gonna be 10th, if they are lucky

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

Being top 3 wont make it a good song. It s still bland and a Timberlake copy and with the extra bad twist that they had the great Loreen song and chose this.

da Silva
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da Silva

One can not ask more from a song. It‘s easy to apprehend, has an extremely appealing melody, a sober and irreprehensible instrumental, a simple lyric with a strong penchant over the message and is interpreted in a genuine and felt manner, by a singer with a very distinct and pleasant voice. To refer also the superior quality that the whole implies immediately in a first contact. It has therefore everything to be a winning song, which is already in fact and far beyond its eventual linguistic limitations.

Bernardo
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Bernardo

As I said above we are going to win this year we are better than Sweden

Bring Back Denise
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Bring Back Denise

Sure Jan

Hi
Guest

The Swedish dong is so mutch bettet thsn Pirtugals. Its to old. Its gonna be 10-15, if rhey are lucky

Maria Filatova
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Maria Filatova

OMG
Why do not you apply for a Wiwibloggs jury? You are so good!

JQ
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JQ

Excuse me what is dong ? Pirtugals?

Anna K
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Anna K

Oh, so sweet, he’s Chinese and he’s only 5 years old.

JQ
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JQ

Im Taiwanese Lol

JQ
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JQ

just kidding

ErvinSass
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ErvinSass

@Hi Kiddo.

Shevek
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Shevek

The very best comment of the thread, my dearest Hi!

Hi
Guest
Hi

Thank you

I think I am correct

Shevek
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Shevek

You could not be more wrong, Hi. 12 pts for earnesteness, though. Try not to fall off those treadmills. 🙂

Anna K
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Anna K

Yes my dear, do not worry … Salvador has a great heart and can “love for both”, for all of us. This song is already a classic. Maybe someday you come to listen to it in a romantic dinner with your love in person.

Alida
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Alida

@Hi is an user that hates most of the songs, but his comment here looks like a typo. And Salvador fans are obnoxious. And the message of the song, that he can live with somebody that doesn’t love him, because he can love for both, is stupid and simply not something I would advise my child to do. So is not at all a good message.

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

He is not saying that he can live with the person lol he is saying that he will keep loving that person, and hope that he / she might change it s mind. It s unconditional love.

Miguel
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Miguel

Amor incondicional, enseñaselo a tu hijo

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Well let’s not talk about the obnoxiousness of some fans of other entries…. a certain side of the moon and all heteronyms with erased comments ring a bell?..,

Jeffo
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Jeffo

@Alida… I could go point by point commenting on all the crap you wrote. I will not do it, though. Pretty much pointless.

All I can say is that I pity that child of yours for having an obnoxious parent like you.

Error 404
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Error 404

There’s no dong like the Swedish dong! You’re a naughty boy, aren’t you, Hi?

Maria Filatova
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Maria Filatova

It’s so outrageous and indignate to see such a score that, even though I was not even thinking about voting, I am one of those people who never spent a cent in televoting, I decided to vote for the first time in my life in a song and I’m already 33 years old.

Miguel Lupi
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Miguel Lupi

Thank you, from Portugal. =)

Less Glamour More Music
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Less Glamour More Music

How can anyone give 0-1-2 ps to this song, I don’t understand. This is so beautiful, emotional, outstanding. Plus he is singing in his own language and it sounds like a personal song unlike other entries taken from foreign composers or Justin Timberlake, Sia wannabes. How could you rank Swedish entry higher than this song? That’s just crime. 🙁

Anyways, I am sure that in real contest Portugal will get much better result. Because Eurovision viewers are not only people who prefer good looking boys/girls, singers with expensive flashy outfits, shouty diva ballads over the songs like this.

Gavin
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Gavin

Personally I switch off in the first 15 seconds. It’s just not my taste and i theory it should be. I am asking myself how anyone can give it 8-9-10 points!

Eurosomething
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Eurosomething

Well, if you switch off after 15 seconds how entitled are you to give your opinion? Another overreacting fanboy, how unusual! Open your mind people, there is so much life besides pop music and standard singers with so little artistry! I think you should ask yourself so many things other than that…Justo to start…

Jeffo
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Jeffo

Even themselves can’t see how contradictory they are, for Christ’s sake…

JQ
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JQ

Love Love Peace Peace
Are you real Salvador fan
Robin say he like Amar Pelos Dois
l like both song from swe and por

Ed Jones
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Ed Jones

I honestly think this will become a classic. Such a beautiful song. I’m shocked that some of the Jury think otherwise.

Jon Einarsson
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Jon Einarsson

Wiwibloggs should bear in mind one thing: a lot of people came to know this website just due to a song, people who never would have thought to come here in your whole life. I’m one of them.

GO Salvador,

We love your song and your golden voice, even in lands so far from your distant Lisbon.

Dinara Ungareanu
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Dinara Ungareanu

One here!

Tiago S
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Tiago S

Jon, you are so right. I’ve heard of ESC before, but didn’t know about wiwibloggs or this fandom for that matter. I am just a mere Portuguese that loved this song and is now slowly becoming a fan of all this circus. Love Salvador (and thanks to him I now also love Norma John as well).

Diego
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Diego

Breaking News
Salvador will be singing from a stage in the midle of the arena, Just he singing with a spotlight.
Will be an intense and unique moment.

lemon
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lemon

I wish RTP dont put him performance in small island stage in kyiv iec .because the small island stage is lower than the main stage .he will be covered by flags and noise. and when start voting people will not find him in recap video of his performance

Elmar Aslanov
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Elmar Aslanov

Just close your eyes and listen to the absolute beauty of this eternal theme that is already a classic before Kiev. Everyone will recognize Salvador just to listen this unique and charming voice. Not even a giant flag can overshadow such jewelry.

Elmar Aslanov
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Elmar Aslanov

“such jewel”

Diego
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Diego

Yess will be that small island Just in the midle of the crowd. Because Salvador will be singing and loving for all Europeu

Hada
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Hada

For real?

Well managed, it will make an impact in the competition. Maybe he’ll be the only one to use the stage too. Incidentally, seems the island has a LED floor too, I don’t know if he will use it.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

A dark arena (perhaps with the exception of those small lights they give everyone), with spotlights only on him, will do wonders for his scorecard. 🙂

togravus
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togravus

I keep thinking about giving 1 cuteness point to the Buranovske Babushki though. 🙂

togravus
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togravus

I see that things have become rather passionate here. Well, “Amar pelos dois” is my winner and my only 12/12 song this year. Others can think whatever they want because they can’t take away anything from the love I have for this song. On the scoring issue: I think that people who give 0s and 1s a lot just follow their gut reaction without ever starting to think or look for whatever might be good in an entry they don’t like immediately. In the case of Portugal, I would give 3/12 because of the fantastic live vocals alone, even if… Read more »

liron
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liron

Lol Its so funny to read those comments..pepole cant believe that this song get lower score than moldova or Sweden..well people relax!! We are pepole with different tase in music and who are you to say that Portugal song is better than others?? its just your personal taste and thats it!! I persony think that this song is boring..i need in Eurovision uptempo songs like Sweden or israel or beautiful young songs like Ireland or Bulgaria.so accept different opinions please.Good luck to every one.

Alida
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Alida

I agree with you, Salvador fans are so condescending, and about Salvador staying on the island (the small stage) and singing, there’s a superstition about that. Singers that go to ”the island” don’t win. Last year top 3 (1-UKR, 2-AUS, 3-RUS) didn’t go to the island.

Alida
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Alida

And I have a feeling that Francesco will go to the island too, he can’t help it, is like forbidden fruit. Cursed by the island !!!!!!

Anna K
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Anna K

Obviously Francesco will kill his song on the island.

Joe
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Joe

The Italian staging will be the same as in San Remo. No island.

Anna K
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Anna K

The island serves only to raw, intimate songs, that live by themselves. These songs are very rare. All that you mention needed, setting lights….. to call the attention with something more to highlight.

Alida
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Alida

I admit that my theory is not logical, is about a superstition. For example The Netherlands – Anouk and Douwe Bob were on the island and did worse than The Common Linnets that were not on the island. Is just a superstition, not serious. Just fun fact.

Anna K
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Anna K

The Common Linnets could have sung on the island, it’s an intimate song … They just did not do it by the number of elements on stage.

JQ
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JQ

I think there are only a few among them.lol

Gippa
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Gippa

I’m sad, I thought this would have one of your highest score this year… 🙁

François Lemain
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François Lemain

The quality of this song is so glaring that it highlights the incompetence and prejudice of a few Wiwibloggers. They did not get the lesson they had with Italy in 2011 and the Netherlands in 2014.

Then they will score Italy high, leaving poor Francesco ashamed to get a high score from such an incompetent “group”.

Gippa
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Gippa

Well, actually, I’m rooting for Italy too, and I think Francesco is a worthy possible winner. But I would have loved to see Portugal one of the heighest score here (more than Sweden for sure).

God-Emperor
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God-Emperor

It wasn’t my intention to generalize but the fact that Amar pelos Dois has lower score than other banal and generic songs makes me question your justice and fairness. The entry of Sweden is first in your preferences. No logic for that.
I have a strong feeling that some of the members in the site were bought by swedish lobbies and special interests. Totally biased!

Dinara Ungareanu
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Dinara Ungareanu

This is Salvador —-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdjak4oM7II

So beautiful, so pure…

François Lemain
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François Lemain
God-Emperor
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God-Emperor

The score doesn’t compute with the depth and beauty of this song. Wiwi jury is an absolute stupidity stuffed with cucks without any knowledge of music.

“That’s great for the 50s and 60s — not 2017.” Oh please. F*** off. What this person want is to put more catchy pop songs and diva screamy ballads in this festival and follow the trend. Just another one in the sheeple. Baaaaaaa!

Go Salvador! <3
MAKE EUROVISION GREAT AGAIN!!

JQ
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JQ

I think there are only a few among them.lol

Bgc
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Bgc

That this has s lowet score than Moldova and the UK makes me wonder what weird parallel universe I woke up in this morning!! O_o

Dalia S
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Dalia S

2011 | Italy (a jazzy song by Gualazzi) – It ranked 36th in Wiwibloggs predictions!!!!!!

2014 | Netherlands – ony 4,4 score in Wiwiblogs.

Both finished in the second!

Diego
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Diego

This year in Eurovision have Just 2 songs that internacional midia are talking about, Italy and Portugal like it or not.
Lets see in the contest what happen.

Marc
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Marc

It’s the clear Top 2 of this year.
And many countries will change its mind to see 2 non-English song slaying and stop trying to sound like Sweden.

Luz
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Luz

Different strokes for different folks… While the score is rather low, I believe that Salvador has already won. Why, you may ask? Because he is promoting himself as an artist, his album is back in the charts (I downloaded it and it’s fantastic), his concerts are sold out and he has many people not only in Portugal and in Europe but also in the Americas and Asia supporting him and following his work. He is an artist that is honest and true to his craft. This song is representative of what he is an artist and believe or not, there… Read more »

cheesecake
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cheesecake

You either hate it or you love it and I’ve gone from the first to the latter.

PR
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PR

OMG, love to hear that! 🙂 If I may ask, what changed?

Hada
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Hada

That score is way too low for this song.

His clothes may be too big (though there seems to be a reason for that), but his song was perfectly tailored for him with love and care by his own sister, and he does it justice and then some.

My favorite is Italy, but if Salvador wins, I’ll be more than happy.

TEP
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TEP

This is so boring…

Hi
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@jeff23
I have listen to the dong about 15 times. I cant stand his voice. I dont like it. The song isnt new. Its from 40s. I cant look at jim, whit all hes tiks. Sweden is not my favorit either, but its soooo mutch bettet than Portugals song. But wi have 1 dong we noth likes, thats Belgium.
0/10

Jon Einarsson
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Jon Einarsson

Learn this word: T I M E L E S S.
Music when it is good becomes eternal, loses the seal of the time in which it was born. As one of the Finnish experts about Portugal2017 said: “One of the best songs ever, can be heard in any decade because of its timeless character!”

http://areena.yle.fi/1-3798189?autoplay=true (1st place to Portugal)

Do not forget that 2017 is the year of success of La La Land.

lemon
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lemon

When a thing is rare, it becomes Precious. Celebrate Diversity . thank you

JQ
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JQ

Excuse me what is ” dong ” ?

Azzzul
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Azzzul

Dear ESC fans who think it is “painful to watch Salvador Sobral performing”… He feels the music in every cell of his body. True musicians are like that, but while some of them feel it inside and channel it to the voice, others cannot help moving as if induced by a conditioned reflex. Like Joe Cocker for instance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POaaw_x7gvQ), and like Salvador Sobral, who said recently in a RTP Interview (19 April 2017): “… sometimes a note will give me a body movement, other times a movement will help me reach a certain note…”. Love from Portugal 🙂 <3 <3… Read more »

Andrea Lupi
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Andrea Lupi

BRAVO

Anna K
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Anna K

I agree 100%

Ddraven4
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Ddraven4

As more reviews come around it becomes even more clear that some people don’t even listen to a single second of some songs, and only look to the country’s name. Those 3 are Antranig, Sami and Tobias. If one of the smaller countries had sent “I can’t go on” they would have given it minimal scores. These 3 are just pathetic

Andrea Lupi
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Andrea Lupi

Pure haters. They should be banned from Wiwibloggs. They show total insensitivity to music and prejudice in relation to the “small” countries in Eurovision.

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They’re the antithesis of what Wiwibloggs is all about

Varro Nevein
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Varro Nevein

@Ddraven4 Yes I have been noticing that too, I think all they care about is Sweden and what “Sweden” has too say. They are such small minded people! And they don’t care about any other country in ESC They should be fired!

No Name
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No Name

You know those very divisive songs tend to do veeery well at Eurovision, just saying 😉