Conan Osíris
Conan Osíris Photo: Royal Contemporary

Ticket to Tel Aviv: Meet Conan Osiris from Portugal

With the song ‘Telemóveis', Conan Osiris will represent Portugal this year. Conan is set to perform 15th in the first Semi-Final on Tuesday 14 May in Tel Aviv, Israel. This is 'Ticket to Tel Aviv', our feature counting down to the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.

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.

'Telemóveis' is the winning song in Portugal's 'Festival da Canção' 2019
'Telemóveis' is the winning song in Portugal's 'Festival da Canção' 2019 © RTP

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.

READ MORE: Conan Osiris's participant profile

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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.

LISTEN: Stream or download Telemóveis via your favourite music service

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

Jury show of the Grand final of the 2018 eurovision song contest
Jury show of the Grand final of the 2018 eurovision song contest © Andres Putting

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