Amar pelos dois

"Amar pelos dois"
Amar pelos dois - Salvador Sobral.jpg
Single by Salvador Sobral
Released 10 March 2017
Format
Genre
Length 3:05
Label Sons em Trânsito
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Luísa Sobral
Salvador Sobral singles chronology
" Nem Eu"
(2016)
"Amar pelos dois"
(2017)
" Nem Eu"
(2016)
"Amar pelos dois"
(2017)
Portugal "Amar pelos dois"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Luísa Sobral
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
370
Final result
1st
Final points
758
Appearance chronology
◄ "Há um mar que nos separa" (2015)   

"Amar pelos dois" (English: Loving for both of us) is a song performed by Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral. It was written and produced by his sister Luísa Sobral. It premiered on February 19, 2017 when it was performed in Festival da Canção 2017, Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and was released as a digital download on March 10, 2017 by Sons em Trânsito.

"Amar pelos dois" is a jazz waltz. Its lyrics revolve around a lost love and the continued attempts to get her back. The song received praise from music critics, with some reviewers considering it Portugal's all-time best Eurovision entry. It earned the Sobral siblings two Marcel Bezençon Awards. The song topped the charts in Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. It peaked inside the top 10 in Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, "Amar pelos dois" gave Portugal its first ever win since their debut in 1964. It amassed 758 points, setting the record for the highest number of points in the history of the competition, and topped both the televoting and jury voting for the first time since Austria's " Rise Like a Phoenix" in 2014. It is the first winning song entirely performed in a country's native language since Serbia's " Molitva" in 2007 and the first winning song written in triple metre since Ireland's " The Voice" in 1996.

Background

"I wanted to write a song that represents me, that could be on a record of mine, a song that I could be proud of and that's what I did." [1]
—Luísa Sobral

"Amar pelos dois" was one of sixteen songs commissioned by RTP for Festival da Canção 2017, Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The composers both created the song and selected the performer for their entry. Luísa Sobral composed "Amar pelos dois" specifically with her brother, Salvador Sobral, in mind: "I never thought about singing this song myself because when I wrote it I already had my brother's voice in mind. I was very fond of seeing him playing my song, because I think he is an extraordinary singer and because it gives me great joy to see him at the song contest and also that it turned out to be a family thing". [1] Salvador Sobral stated that even though "Amar pelos dois" was created by his sister Luísa, she gave him freedom to perform the song according to his artistic personality. [1]

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