PORTUGAL – Two weeks after the magnificent triumph of Portugal and Salvador Sobral, a special RTP show hosted the Eurovision 2017 winner and his sister for an in depth interview.
Salvador revealed in the interview that wearing the T-Shirt with the motto “SOS Refugees” was something that EBU didn’t allow and threatened to disqualify him if he was about to wear it at the opening act with the flag nations parade.
Salvador also revealed that EBU threatened with disqualify him again when he stated his intention to sing his Eurovision entry “Amor Pelos Dios” in the final in English.
In the meantime the United Nations asked Salvador to become a UN Ambassador for the refugees but the singer refused as he couldn’t cope with the politics behind all this. He says he simply wanted to spread the message as a civilian.