|Se o teu coração não quiser ceder|
Não sentir paixão, não quiser sofrer
Sem fazer planos do que virá depois
O meu coração pode amar pelos dois
|If your heart doesn't want to give in|
Doesn't feel passion, doesn't want to suffer
Without making plans for what is to come
My heart can love for us both
|Lyrics: Amar Pelos Dois||(English translation)|
Salvador's song "Amar Pelos Dois" (English: "Love for both") is written by his sister Luísa Sobral.
Festival da Canção 2017 – Results
- Salvador Sobral – "Amar Pelos Dois" (22 points)
- Viva La Diva – "Nova glória" (18 points)
- Celina da Piedade – "Primavera" (16 points)
- Jorge Benvinda – "Gente bestial" (15 points)
- Fernando Daniel – "Poema a dois" (14 points)
- Pedro Gonçalves – "Don't Walk Away" (13 points)
- Lena d'Água – "Nunca me fui embora" (8 points)
- Deolinda Kinzimba – "O que eu vi nos meus sonhos" (7 points)
Salvador Sobral (27) is a Portuguese singer and composer. He originally studied Psychology in Lisboa, but his passion for music was stronger.
In 2009 he competed in the third season of "Ídolos" (Idols), where he finished seventh.
Salvador has been studying jazz music in Barcelona at the school Taller de Musics. During his stay in Barcelona, he was the vocalist of the pop indie band "Noko Woi", with whom he participated in the Festival Sónar in Spain.
In Portugal he has been working with several big names on the Jazz scene, and in 2016 his first album in his own name, "Excuse Me" was released.
Festival da Canção 2017
A total of 16 songs competed in the Festival da Canção 2017 shows. The songs were divided into two semi-finals with eight songs each:
- Semi-final 1: 19 February 2017
- Semi-final 2: 26 February 2017
- Final: 5 March 2017
The final was held at Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon, hosted by Sílvia Alberto and Catarina Furtado.
The final had eight songs – four songs from each of the two semi-finals. The winner of Festival da Canção 2017 was decided by 50/50 jury/televoting. The juries consisted of 7 regional juries from across Portugal.
Composers had been invited by RTP, the national broadcaster of Portugal, to submit songs for Festival da Canção. The songs were revealed by RTP on 26 January 2017.