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EC congratulates Portuguese Eurovision winner

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 15-05-2017 15:00:00 · 2 Comments

The European Commission on Monday congratulated Portuguese Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) winner, Salvador Sobral, noting his experience in the Erasmus student exchange programme.

EC congratulates Portuguese Eurovision winner

 

“I want to congratulate Salvador Sobral, the winner of Eurovision 2017, not only because he gave Portugal the victory for this first time, but also because he was an Erasmus student,” the spokesperson for the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas said on Monday.

 

“There is no better way of celebrating 30 years of the Erasmus programme than finding, with pride, that one of us won Eurovision,” she said, congratulating the singer in Portuguese.

 

On Saturday Portugal won the ESC for the first time with the song "Amar pelos dois" (Love for both of us), sung by Salvador Sobral.

The song, composed by Luísa Sobral, Salvador Sobral’s sister, was awarded a record 758 points in the contest held in Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

The Erasmus programme, set up in 1987, is an inter-university programme for students and university teachers among European Union member states and associated states. It allows students to spend between three and 12 months studying in another country.

Comments

Troy, You are entitled to your opinion. However, not that it matters.
by Jake from USA on 25-05-2017 08:24:00
A different type of song but very similar to Fado,best song? No.
Romania's entry was very different and for me deserved to win.
So let`s not get carried way that the winning performance was anything great.
by Troy from UK on 15-05-2017 08:23:00

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