Portugal: Conan Osiris meets Kobi Marimi in Tel Aviv: interview on KAN 11

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The 2019 Portuguese Eurovision hopeful, Conan  Osiris, is in Israel in order to film her Eurovision postcard. He visited Tel Aviv and was interviewed on KAN’s evening news bulletin earlier this week where he spoke about his Eurovision entry and his journey to Eurovision.

Conan Osiris travelled to Israel this week to film his Eurovision postcard. He had his first`postcard rehearsals in Tel Aviv .


This year’s Eurovision postcard concept and theme is Dancing Israel. We will see the 41 competing acts dancing with a troupe of dancers in different locations throughout Israel. The postcards will showcase the sights and sounds of the 2019 Eurovision host country.

Many of this year’s Eurovision acts have already visited Israel in order to film their respective Eurovision postcards: Miki (Spain), Bilal Hassani (France), Luca Haenni (Switzerland), Roko (Croatia), Elliot (Belgium), Joci Papai (Hungary), Oto Nemsadze (Georgia), Michela Pace (Malta), Serhat (San Marino), Lake Malawi (Czech Republic),  etc.

An interview with KAN

KAN’s celebrated journalist Shani Nachshony got a chance to meet Conan Osiris for a tete a tete during his visit to the Eurovision host city.

During the interview the Portuguese hopeful spoke about his Eurovision entry Telemoveis. He explains that his song tells a story of someone who breaks his phone trying to reach heaven, just to see if the longing one feels for someone is still there.

Conan goes on to say that the listeners feel the emotions of his song before even translating the lyrics of his Eurovision entry.

Conan also spoke about the Israeli breakfast at his hotel and about tasting Halwa. The Portuguese hopeful wants to go to the Dead Sea and take a dip in the ocean!

During his postcard rehearsals he got a chance to meet and greet the 2019 Israeli hopeful Kobi Merimi with whom he exchanged a few words about the Israeli beaches and swimming!

About Conan Osiris

Conan Osiris won the 2019 Portuguese national final- Festival da Cançao with his entry Telemoveis. He will defend the Portuguese colours at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

Portugal in Eurovision

Portugal debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1964 and has won the competition once, namely in 2017 when Salvador Sobral took Europe by storm with Amar pelos dois.

Until 2017 LuciaMoniz retained the country’s best result in the competition, a 6th placing at the 1996 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo with O meu coraçao nao tem cor.

Portugal has competed 50 times in the Eurovision Song Contest and will see its 51st participation in Tel Aviv this year.

Portugal will compete in the second half of the First Semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest on 14 May in Tel Aviv.