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Fans unable to vote for Portugal in Eurovision

eurovisionFans across Europe have been unable to vote for Portugal in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2019.

Conan Osíris failed to advance to the Grand Final on Saturday with his performance of Telemóveis. 

Osíris was one of seven artists eliminated from the Contest on Tuesday’s first semi-final.

There have been complaints from fans on social media that they were unable to call in and support Conan. Several viewers from outside of Portugal claimed that they could not call the number allocated to the Portuguese entry.

In the Facebook group “TUGAvision”, many fans have shared the error messages sent by mobile operators.

Similar posts were made on the OGAE Portugal website, reporting error messages received by viewers in Spain. These reports have been passed on to the Portuguese Head of Delegation.

Yesterday’s semi-final had one of the closest results in recent years. Executive Supervisor of the EBU, Jon Ola Sand has confirmed that only two points separated the last qualifier and the first country to miss the cut.

The full results of the semi-final, which will reveal Portugal’s placing, will be released after the Grand Final of the contest on Saturday.

Who is Conan Osíris?

Conan Osíris represented Portugal in Tel Aviv with the song Telemóveis. Conan was born in Lisbon in 1989 and has been performing since 2011.

From the moment that the song was revealed as competing in the Portuguese selection, Conan was the favourite to win. The song went viral ahead of the Grand Final, with his performance in semi-final one receiving nearly 2 million views in two weeks.

 

 

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0 #8 gerry atkins 2019-05-23 07:48
I agree, England's entry was pathetic but when I described Portugal's entry as embarrassing, actually I meant the presentation and what was the 2nd man about??! Was he high or just sick?
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0 #7 Blake 7 2019-05-20 22:19
gerry, you think Portugal was bad, you want to have heard Britain's entry, he couldn't even get his notes right at tbe beginning..... how embarrassing.
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+1 #6 gerry atkins 2019-05-20 09:25
«EMBARRASSING» best describes Portugal's entry. Thank god we only had to watch it once. Was the «dancer» stoned?
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+4 #5 AL 2019-05-17 15:59
And the freak show goes on! :o
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+2 #4 I.M.Jon 2019-05-17 14:04
Who is Conan Osíris?
Who cares?
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+3 #3 dw 2019-05-17 09:54
Better to boycott Eurovision when it is held in an apartheid state.
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-2 #2 Jeff Brown 2019-05-17 09:12
Not entirely clear if this was a problem at Israel's end or Portugal's as I was not trying to vote. But the Portugal end is quite capable of dicking about as anyone attempting to get a residency appointment via SEF using a non-Portuguese phone number will have discovered. It does not connect at all so not even an automated voice telling you SEF is busy, not bothered or whatever.
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+2 #1 TT 2019-05-17 08:43
I suspect the million views per week on Youtube were more down to curiosity or perhaps national solidarity than for the quality of the song. I'm no great fan of Eurovision-style music but I'm afraid this would have been a "nil points" from me.
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