He’s the hipster man-bun sporting singer who took Portugal by storm and won Festival da Canção 2017 with his traditional ballad “Amar pelos dois”.
And now Salvador Sobral has taken another step on his journey to the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv by filming his postcard, the short clip that introduces all acts before they perform their song on stage.
Portuguese broadcaster RTP has placed priority on presenting Salvador as an artist, while also showing off the scintillating sites of the capital city Lisbon at the same time.
As well as snaps of Salvador laying down his vocals in a recording studio, RTP also shared shots of Salvador showing off tourist hot spots around Lisbon and playing a tune on the piano.
In one of the closeups, Salvador takes a ride on the Elevador da Bica, a funicular railway in Lisbon that opened in 1892, and which connects the Rua de São Paulo with Calçada do Combro/Rua do Loreto.
We often say winning Eurovision is like climbing a mountain, so why not climb that mountain in style on a vintage train, y’all?
Salvador also shot a few frames at the Livraria Ler Devagar, which has been named one of the ten most beautiful bookstores in the world, and has a coffee shop offering the classic Portuguese dessert Bolo da Marta.
SALVADOR’S ROAD TO EUROVISION
He may not have hit the promo circuit like other acts, but that doesn’t mean Salvador hasn’t been busy. Instead Portugal’s Eurovision Song Contest 2017 act has been honing his stagecraft at concerts the length and breadth of Portugal.
It’s also been an opportunity to promote his album Excuse Me which has just cracked the Top 10 on the charts in Portugal.
Salvador will perform 9th in the first semi-final on May 9th.
But fans attending the Eurovision Spain Pre-Party in Madrid don’t have to wait until then to hear his tune live.
On April 15 Portugal’s Eurovision 2014 act Suzy Guerra covered his song live in front of a capacity crowd. You can enjoy the performance below.