He’s getting ready to break Europe’s cellphones apart with his mysterious and enchanting song “Telemóveis”. Thankfully for those of us in Portugal, the phones had already done broke during the final of Festival da Canção 2019. Shattering conventions and expectations, Conan Osíris is dialling-in on something big.
After flying to Tel Aviv to record his postcard earlier this week, the singer formerly know as Tiago Miranda flew back to Lisbon to deliver a show-stopping performance at MIL 2019 — Lisbon International Music Network, one of Portugal’s biggest music festivals.
The crowd went wild and so did we. So powerful was his snatch that our wigs are currently flying toward heaven. God may answer. If not, we’ll just re-direct to Conan.
Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis” – LIVE at MIL Music Festival
Few stars can achieve what Osíris did last night. Despite standing on a small stage and having just a few simple lights, the avant-garde singer still managed to electrify his audience, getting everyone to sing along not only to “Telemóveis” but the majority of songs in his discography.
As usual, Conan’s fashion was on point. Freaky and over the top, it suits his character and is as integral to the show as his songs. Plus he was wearing the same hat as in the Festival da Canção postcard. We can’t wait to see what he comes up with for Eurovision.
But the night wasn’t just made of “Telemóveis”. Tiago killed it with some of his other tunes. From “Coruja” (Owl) to “Amália” he truly slayed. And with “Adoro Bolos” (I Love Cake) he unleashed his inner baker. This kitchen is getting hawt!
He finished the concert by inviting some of his fans on stage and dancing to “Celulite” (Cellulitis), the perfect ending to an unforgettable night that marked the return of Osíris to his concerts after the Grand Final of Festival da Canção earlier this month.
Conan Osíris in Tel Aviv to film his postcard
Conan Osíris landed in Israel earlier this week to record his postcard for Eurovision. KAN didn’t miss the opportunity to interview the Portuguese star and touched on the news that made headlines last week: Roger Waters’ request for a boycott. Yikes! Tiago was visibly uncomfortable — “Well, it’s what you see… Everybody has their content, right?” They also asked HoD Carla Bugalho if they had received instructions in case the bomb sirens rang.
In his rehearsals for the postcard we spotted seven back-up dancers. Arms and limbs were flying everywhere as the group did a wild set of moves that almost seem animalistic in nature. We don’t really know what’s going on, but we sure are intrigued to see the final product in May.
While in the city, he also had a few minutes to meet Israel’s Kobi and the UK’s Michael Rice.
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Photo Credits: Rita Isaúl