Salvador Sobral EBBA 2018 Portugal Eurovision

He’s the old school jazz crooner who scored Portugal its first ever Eurovision victory back in May. And today, Salvador Sobral has more silverware to add to his mantle following the announcement that he has won a prestigious European Border Breakers Award.

His EBBA 2018 win was revealed earlier this morning on Portuguese radio. Unfortunately, due to health reasons, Salvador wasn’t able to pick up the award in person. It was presented to his manager Ana Paulo in his absence.

Salvador Sobral Dress Rehearsal at Eurovision 2017

Salvador becomes the second Eurovision 2017 alum to scoop a 2018 EBBA. Earlier this month, Belgium’s Blanche received one for her success with “City Lights”.

Upon hearing the news, the rising star wrote:

I’m so so glad to be one of this year’s European Border Breakers Awards ! This is really one of the accomplishment that shows how successful the song has been, and that, is due to all of people that have support and keep supporting by listening, buying, sharing and singing the song 🙂 It makes me even more excited to share all the rest with you !!
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The European Union backed awards honour emerging artists who have enjoyed success across Europe.

Past EBBA winners include internationally acclaimed acts such as Alan Walker, Dua Lipa, Era Istrefi, Álvaro Soler, Christine and The Queens, Robin Schulz, Natalie La Rose, Years & Years, Hozier, Indila, John Newman, Tove Lo, and Mø — to name just a few.

Eurovision 2006 victor Helena Paparizou snagged a gong in 2007, while Eurovision 2014 runners-up the Common Linnets took one in 2015. The Dutch outfit also went home with the Public Choice prize.

So far, three other winners have been announced for 2018. They are Alice Merton (Germany), Off Bloom (Denmark), and Skott (Sweden). Five more will be revealed between now and the award ceremony on 17 January 2018.

Salvador Sobral Interview at Eurovision 2017

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Great that two acts of ESC in one year had this kind of recognition. And even greater that these two were my top 2. This is what Eurovision should be about: getting good artists a way to be known and recognised internationally. Congratulations!!!

Elsie
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Elsie

A beautiful thing to remember him by.

EscAU
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EscAU

lol he’s not dead yet

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

Let’s hope not

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Women, football and rock'n'roll

ESCaU, so true. And he will be back, fighting fit.

Elsie
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Elsie

Sorry! I have to google for my English some of the times. More to learn!

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Women, football and rock'n'roll

That’s OK Elsie, we all do language mistakes every now and then 🙂 And I have seen far worse examples!

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Women, football and rock'n'roll

Very nice to see Salvador Sorbal obtaining another prize. And what a wonderful winning song in ESC this year. It had a very atmospheric and sophisticated touch. Heartfelt. Like he said himself “Music comes from the “coracao”. One of the ever best winning songs to me.

And congratulations for Blanche too. “City Lights” also deserved it’s high score back in May

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No Name

Salvador and Blanche are amazing! Very deserved awards

Escphbelgium
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Escphbelgium

After Blanche’s win on the same award, Salvador Sobral’s win on the EBBA proves that Eurovision songs can become global. They didn’t came to play, they came to SLAY!
Congratulations Salvador Sobral, well deserved.

Hada
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Hada

Congratulations, Salvador! This is super well deserved!!!

Benito Bonito
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Benito Bonito

The world can’t get enough of his cheesiness.

Jane
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Jane

The world can’t get enough of your frustration, sweetpea. Must suck to be you.

Elsa
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Elsa

Well deserved! I wish all the best to this wonderful artist, who won the hearts of so many people across Europe.
His music and unique performances are a soothing balm to our souls.