Portugal: RTP to air documentary for Salvador Sobral’s victory

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Following the recent very positive progress in Salvador’s health, the Portuguese national broadcaster RTP has announced that they are going to air a two-part documentary about their triumphant 2017 Eurovision victory.

Under the title “Sem Fazer Planos Do Que Virá Depois” (Without making plans of what will come after), the documentary will be broadcast on 26 and 27 December at 21:00 local time.

A long journey to reminisce

Hosting the documentary are the journalists Nuno Galopim and Miguel Pimenta. Regarding the winning Eurovision entry Amar pelos dois, the first presenter has made the following statement:

This song depicted the Portuguese heart and conquered the world. This is a story we want to share with everyone.

Nuno and Miguel have decided to explore the entire Salvador’s journey from his winning performance in the Portuguese national final Festival da Canção last March to the Eurovision Grand Final evening in Kyiv, when he managed to give his country the previously impossible; their first Eurovision victory after 53 whole years of participation, making his compatriots proud.

The two documentary episodes will be featuring Salvador, his sister and composer of the winning song Amar pelos dois Luísa Sobral, as well as other Portuguese artists in exclusive behind-the-scenes footage during their preparations, interesting testimonies and musical moments.

Here is a short documentary’s teaser that RTP released yesterday with Salvador speaking:

"Toda a gente dizia que não era uma canção para o Festival"

O pai do Salvador Sobral estava errado. E a RTP guardou para nós uma prenda tardia que nos vai fazer apaixonar novamente por "Amar pelos Dois".Nos dias 26 e 27 de dezembro, reúnam-se em frente à televisão para assistir ao documentário de duas partes sobre a vitória de Salvador no #FestivaldaCancao e, depois, no Eurovision Song Contest.

Geplaatst door RTP – Festival da Canção op vrijdag 15 december 2017

Following Salvador Sobral’s victory in the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest last May, the 2018 edition of the world’s biggest annual music show will be taking place on 8, 10 and 12 May at the Altice Arena of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. As confirmed by the EBU, 43 countries are going to take part, which equals the record-high number of participating nations in 2008 and 2011.

Will you be there in Lisbon?