Eurovision 2019: Portugal

Hello welcome to my series of quick takes designed to get you ready for Eurovision 2019. Just some quick thoughts / my take on each of the 41 songs this year. The countries are in alphabetical order so without further ado: Portugal.

Country: Portugal
Singer: Conan Ósiris
Song: Telemóveis
Personal Score: 28 out of 41
My Prediction: Q

I don’t get this. I vaguely don’t hate it but that’s about all the emotion I can muster for what feels like an art piece that I need explained to me. I think this might qualify just on the basis that what its doing is so outside of what anyone else is going to do. I do hope that the performance at Eurovision is more refined than the one at Portgugal’s national final but I guess at the end of the day, in my heart of hearts, I’m just happy that Portugal isn’t sending fado. This is a really interesting song that I don’t quite like but when I talk about evolving and changing trends in music coming to Eurovision this is something I would certainly like to see more of. I feel like this is well executed and interesting even if its not to my taste and its great to see an artist bring their vision to the stage. I’m excited for this in the final because I’m unsure how a wider audience might respond to something as experimental and off-kilter as this.

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