Watch now: RTP’s special documentary on Portugal’s Eurovision victory

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RTP, the Portuguese national broadcaster will be airing a special documentary on Portugal’s first ever Eurovision victory, consisting of 2 episodes of 50 minutes each. The first part of this special program will be broadcast tonight.

RTP  has special Christmas gift for Eurovision fans; a special documentary mini-series written by Nuno Galopim and Miguel Pimenta, which tells the story of the song that gave Portugal its much awaited first victory at the Eurovision Song Contest.

How to watch?

The documentary will air both tonight and tomorrow from 22:00 CET (21:00 local time) via the following channels:

  • RTP 1
  • RTP International (via satellite)
  • Webstream via RTP

The documentary will be available on demand on RTP Play after the broadcast.

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Last May, Portugal was crowned the winner of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest when Salvador Sobral walked away with the coveted Grand Prix with his unique and epic performance.

The Portuguese artist won the hearts of millions of viewers across the world with his charismatic voice; the simplicity of his melody and staging stood out amongst all the competitors.

Amar pelos dois, composed by Salvador’s sister Luísa Sobral made history when Portugal brought the Eurovision prize back home for the very first time.

This documentary features exclusive backstage footage that has never been seen before, unreleased musical material by the Sobral siblings and interviews with Salvador, Luísa, Malato, Filomena Cautela and RTP’s Eurovision team which travelled to Kyiv.

The first episode

The first episode takes us on a trip back in time, to the days when the Festival da Cançao was remarkable and captivated the presence of the main names of Portuguese music.

It reveals how the format of the program was re-thought in 2017, how the musicians accepted the challenge of participating and, little by little, a phenomenon was born around Amar pelos dois, a song whose story Luísa Sobral herself presents with a guitar in her hands.

The second episode

The second episode takes us to Kyiv where the viewer can see Salvador’s trip and experiences to Kyiv, the atmosphere of tension and surprise experienced in the “red carpet”.

In this episode, viewers will get a glimpse of the Eurovision Bubble, dressing rooms, rehearsals, city tours and walkabouts, etc.

We will also get to watch the most of exciting, tense and emotional moments both Sobral and the Portuguese delegation experienced in Kyiv in the lead up to Portugal’s epic Eurovision victory.