Telemóveis

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"Telemóveis"
Conan Osíris - Telemóveis.png
Single by Conan Osíris
LanguagePortuguese
English title"Mobile phones"
Released11 February 2019
Format
GenreWorldbeat
Length3:05
LabelAo Sul do Mundo
Songwriter(s)Conan Osíris
Producer(s)Conan Osíris
Portugal "Telemóveis"
Eurovision Song Contest 2019 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Conan Osíris
Lyricist(s)
Conan Osíris
Finals performance
Semi-final result
15th
Semi-final points
51
Appearance chronology
◄ "O jardim" (2018)   

"Telemóveis" ([tɛlɛˈmɔvɐjʃ]; English: Mobile phones) is a song by Portuguese singer-songwriter Conan Osíris. The song represented Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.[1] It did not gain enough votes to progress to the final.

Background and release[edit]

"Telemóveis" was one of sixteen songs commissioned by RTP for Festival da Canção 2019, Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The composers both created the song and selected the performer for their entry. Conan Osíris decided to be both the composer and performer of "Telemóveis".

The lyric video for "Telemóveis" premiered via YouTube on 21 January 2019.[2] The song became available through digital retailers and streaming services on 11 February 2019 via Ao Sul do Mundo.[3]

Composition[edit]

"Telemóveis" was written and produced by Conan Osíris. "Telemóveis" is a worldbeat song with a length of three minutes and five seconds (3:05)[3] that moves at a tempo of 123 beats per minute.[4]

About the musical style of "Telemóveis", Spanish newspaper 20 minutos stated: "[It is] a mixture of electronic rhythms with more oriental sounds".[5] Francisco Chacón of Spanish newspaper ABC found "Arabic influences" in the song.[6] Mari Carmen Sevilla of Spanish newspaper El Confidencial noted a "mixture of Arabic chords with techno and African rhythms".[7]

Song contests[edit]

Festival da Canção 2019[edit]

Conan Osíris was announced as a participating composer in Festival da Canção 2019, Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, on 5 December 2018.[8] Osíris competed in the first semi-final on February 16, placing second with 19 points after winning the televote and coming fourth in the jury vote. In the final, held on 2 March 2019, Osíris won both the televote and jury vote, placing first with 24 points and thus representing Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.[9]

Eurovision Song Contest 2019[edit]

The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 took place at the Expo Tel Aviv in Tel Aviv, Israel and consisted of two semi-finals on 14 and 16 May, and the final on 18 May 2019. Portugal was drawn to perform in the second half of the first semi-final. The running order for the semi-finals was decided by the producers, in order to avoid similar songs being placed next to each other. Portugal performed in position 15, following the entry from Estonia and before the entry from Greece.[10] Despite being a favourite to win the contest Portugal did not qualify for the grand final.[11]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Portugal (AFP)[12] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Various 11 February 2019 Digital download, streaming Ao Sul do Mundo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manhã, Correio da. "Conan Osíris partiu o telemóvel e está a tornar-se um fenómeno da música portuguesa". www.cmjornal.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  2. ^ "Conan Osíris - Telemóveis (Lyric Video) / Festival da Canção 2019". YouTube. January 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Telemóveis - Single". iTunes Store. Retrieved 3 March 2019.
  4. ^ Jonas (March 16, 2019). "The tempo of the 2019 entries listed from slowest to fastest". ESC Nation.
  5. ^ "Portugal ya tiene representante para Eurovisión 2019: Conan Osíris y su canción imposible". 20 minutos (in Spanish). Multiprensa & Mas S.L. March 3, 2019. Archived from the original on March 3, 2019.
  6. ^ Chacón, Francisco (March 3, 2019). "El pop mestizo de Conan Osiris representará a Portugal en Eurovisión". ABC (in Spanish). Grupo Vocento. Archived from the original on March 3, 2019.
  7. ^ Carmen Sevilla, Mari (March 3, 2019). "La arriesgada apuesta de Portugal en Eurovisión 2019". El Confidencial (in Spanish). Titania Compañía Editorial S.L. Archived from the original on March 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "FC2019: RTP REVELA OS COMPOSITORES DO FESTIVAL DA CANÇÃO 2019" (in Portuguese). Escportugal.pt. December 5, 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  9. ^ M. Escudero, Victor (March 3, 2019). "It's Conan Osíris for Portugal in 2019!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union.
  10. ^ Groot, Evert (April 2, 2019). "Exclusive: This is the Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final running order!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union.
  11. ^ "First Semi-Final: 10 acts qualify for Eurovision 2019 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 14 May 2019. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Conan Osíris – Telemóveis". AFP Top 100 Singles.