Conan Osiris for Portugal 2019

Conan Osiris for Portugal 2019

Photograph by Royal Contemporary

Portugal 🇵🇹 2019 | “Telemóveis” (English: Mobile Phones)

Semi Final 1 |15th Place | 51 points | Did Not Qualify

Tiago Miranda, known by his stage name Conan Osiris, won Portugal‘s annual song festival and national selection process Festival da Canção 2019, making him the representative of his country at Tel Aviv 2019 with his song “Telemóveis”.

Born in Lisbon, Osiris grew up learning and teaching himself music. He was part of the group Powny Star before splitting after one EP, starting his solo career shortly after. After composing and singing several songs for fashion shows he released his solo EP, Silk, in 2014 and then later released debut album, Música Normal, in 2016. His sophomore album, Adora Bolos, released in 2018, and was invited by RTP shortly thereafter to compete at Festival da Canção 2019.

“Telemóveis” is song reflective of our time, combining our attachment to our cellphones with the untranslatable Portuguese term “saudade” (meaning that something is or feels missing). The song addresses society’s emotional reliance on their phone and access to their phones and how our world is how often condensed into our mobile devices.

Watch “Telemóveis” below, and follow Conan Osiris on Instagram and Facebook. Listen to his newest album, Adora Bolos, and the rest of his discography on Spotify.

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