Salvador Sobral

Salvador Sobral
Salvador Sobral RedCarpet Kyiv 2017.jpg
Sobral on the Eurovision Song Contest
red carpet in Kiev in 2017
Background information
Birth name Salvador Vilar Braamcamp Sobral
Born (1989-12-28) 28 December 1989 (age 27)
Lisbon, Portugal
  • Singer
  • Vocals
  • piano
Years active 2009–present
Labels Valentim de Carvalho
Associated acts

Salvador Vilar Braamcamp Sobral (born 28 December 1989) is a Portuguese singer, who won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine for Portugal with the song " Amar pelos dois", written by his sister Luísa Sobral. [1] He gave Portugal its first ever win in the contest since the country's debut in 1964, ending the longest winless run by a country in Eurovision history (53 years). He and his entry currently hold the record of being the highest-scoring winner in Eurovision history, earning a total of 758 points under the current voting system after winning both the jury vote and televote. [2] [3]

Early life

Salvador Sobral, accompanied by pianist Júlio Resende in the FOLIO festival in Óbidos, singing poems by Alexander Search (one of Fernando Pessoa's heteronyms).

Sobral was born in Lisbon and has lived there most of his life. He was born into a formerly noble family, [4] [5] the son of Salvador Luís Cabral Braamcamp Sobral and Luísa Maria Cabral Posser Vilar. His paternal grandparents are Salvador José de Almeida Braamcamp Sobral and Maria Elisa Perestrelo de Matos de Figueiredo Cabral; and his maternal grandparents are João Luís Posser de Andrade Vilar and Luísa Maria de Melo Breyner Freire Cabral. The politician Hermano José Braamcamp de Almeida Castelo Branco was his great-great-great-great-grandfather.

At the age of ten, he participated in the TV programme Bravo Bravíssimo, and at 20 he was one of the ten finalists of Ídolos, the Portuguese version of the Idols franchise. As a finalist, he sang music by Stevie Wonder, Leonard Cohen and Rui Veloso. [6]

He studied Psychology at the Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada ( pt), in Lisbon. He spent time in Mallorca as an Erasmus student, where he started singing in bars. [7]

Salvador Sobral is a fan of Chet Baker and bossa nova singers including Caetano Veloso and Chico Buarque. [7] He speaks four languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English and a little Italian. [8]

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Salvador Sobral
беларуская: Салвадор Сабрал
español: Salvador Sobral
Esperanto: Salvador Sobral
français: Salvador Sobral
Bahasa Indonesia: Salvador Sobral
italiano: Salvador Sobral
Lëtzebuergesch: Salvador Sobral
lietuvių: Salvador Sobral
Mirandés: Salvador Sobral
Nederlands: Salvador Sobral
norsk bokmål: Salvador Sobral
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Salvador Sobral
português: Salvador Sobral
română: Salvador Sobral
Simple English: Salvador Sobral
slovenščina: Salvador Sobral
српски / srpski: Салвадор Собрал
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Salvador Sobral
Türkçe: Salvador Sobral
українська: Салвадор Собрал
vepsän kel’: Sobral Salvador
Tiếng Việt: Salvador Sobral