Amar pelos dois

"Amar pelos dois"
Amar pelos dois - Salvador Sobral.jpg
Single by Salvador Sobral
Released 10 March 2017
Format
Genre
Length 3:05
Label Sons em Trânsito
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s) Luísa Sobral
Salvador Sobral singles chronology
" Nem Eu"
(2016)
"Amar pelos dois"
(2017)
" Nem Eu"
(2016)
"Amar pelos dois"
(2017)
Portugal "Amar pelos dois"
Eurovision Song Contest 2017 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lyricist(s)
Luísa Sobral
Finals performance
Semi-final result
1st
Semi-final points
370
Final result
1st
Final points
758
Appearance chronology
◄ "Há um mar que nos separa" (2015)   

"Amar pelos dois" (English: Loving for both of us) is a song performed by Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral. It was written and produced by his sister Luísa Sobral. It premiered on February 19, 2017 when it was performed in Festival da Canção 2017, Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, and was released as a digital download on March 10, 2017 by Sons em Trânsito.

"Amar pelos dois" is a jazz waltz. Its lyrics revolve around a lost love and the continued attempts to get her back. The song received praise from music critics, with some reviewers considering it Portugal's all-time best Eurovision entry. It earned the Sobral siblings two Marcel Bezençon Awards. The song topped the charts in Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. It peaked inside the top 10 in Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Greece, Hungary, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland.

At the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, "Amar pelos dois" gave Portugal its first ever win since their debut in 1964. It amassed 758 points, setting the record for the highest number of points in the history of the competition, and topped both the televoting and the jury voting for the first time since Austria's " Rise Like a Phoenix" in 2014. It is the first winning song entirely performed in a country's native language since Serbia's " Molitva" in 2007 and the first winning song written in triple metre since Ireland's " The Voice" in 1996.

Composition

"Amar pelos dois" was written and produced by Luísa Sobral, Salvador Sobral's sister. "Amar pelos dois" is a jazz waltz [1] with a length of three minutes and five seconds (3:05) [2] that moves at a tempo of 92 beats per minute. [3] The song is composed in the key of F major and is written in triple metre, with Sobral's vocals spanning from D4 to G5. [4] Without background vocals, it has an instrumentation consisting of strings and piano. Salvador Sobral stated that "Amar pelos dois" is "influenced by those old songs from the Great American Songbook, and it also has a touch of the beautiful bossa nova melodies". [5] Lyrically, the song is about a lost love and the continued attempts to get her back. [6] Sobral described it as "a love song. A sad one". [5]

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