2000 and Whatever – Portugal

We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019.

In collaboration with Eurovision Union, we will be reviewing some of their 21st Century favourites, while over on their site, you will find their reviews of our favourites!

Below our reviews, you will find a poll where you can vote for your favourite Eurovision entry from the 21st Century.


Dennis Reviews Anita’s 21st Century Favourite 

Conan Osíris – Telemóveis | 15th place, 51 points (Semi-Final)

To me, this is a song with a deeper meaning that got lost in translation on the Eurovision stage. In the lyrics of Telemóveis, Conan Osiris hopes to make a connection with dead loved ones. It’s because I know that background, because based on the act it did not get across for me. I think that was one of the main issues, making it a non-qualifier. Too much arty, making it not able to connect to the general public. If this is your favourite entry Anita, I guess you will be pissed that Serhat made it to the final in 2019, and this did not?

Brandon Reviews Joshua’s 21st Century Favourite

Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois | 1st place, 758 points (Final)

Fell in love after first listen, transcends music. Might not agree with his definition of ‘real music’ but this song was a moment in time. Nostalgic to the max and truly a wonder example of Portugal getting it right doing things the way they want to, not having to ‘follow’ other countries and cultures to make their name. Deserved to win!

What does the Eurovision Union team think of our 21st Century favourites? Make sure to head over to eurovisionunion.com to find out!

Vote for your favourite entry from Portugal below: