Ticket to Tel Aviv: Meet Conan Osiris from Portugal28 April 2019 at 09:00 CEST
In late 2018, Conan Osiris was invited to compose a song for Festival da Canção, Portugal's national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, and he decided to sing his song himself. On 2 March Conan, with his song Telemóveis, won the competition with the maximum number of points from both the jury and audience.
Who is Conan Osiris?
Conan Osiris is the artist name of 30-year-old Tiago Miranda. He was born in Lisbon on 5 January, the same day as Hayao Miyazaki, the animation movie director that created 'Future Boy Conan' from where Tiago took inspiration for his name. The other half of his name, Osiris, comes from Egyptian Mythology from the symbol of rebirth and resurrection.
Not only can Conan sing, but he is also a self-taught dancer, songwriter, composer and producer. While he formally studied Art and Design, he claims to have more closely examined people’s lives - perhaps that is why he has also worked at the most iconic sex shop in Lisbon.
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Conan Osiris' song
Telemóveis (Mobile Phones) is written entirely by Conan and mixes electronic rhythms with arabic and other world music sounds.
Portugal at Eurovision 2018
Last year, Portugal finished 26th in the Grand Final on home ground in Lisbon. Claudia Pascoal and Isaura received 39 points for their song O Jardim.
READ MORE: Portugal's country page