According to the winner of the EuroVision contest in 2017, “Portugal is not for the Portuguese”. In his words: “Portugal is a phenomenal country, but more for those who visit than for those who live there.” The singer says “Portugal is an amazing country for foreigners and wealthy people”
In an interview given for the Spanish program ‘La Resistencia’, which was intended to promote his new work ‘Timbre’, Salvador Sobral went far beyond music. The musician took the stage as a platform to express his opinion about Portugal, the Portuguese, and the current State of the Nation.
The conversation started around the Iberic Union that will be required for organizing the 2030 FIFA World Cup. The interviewer stated that it would be good to see the union go beyond soccer. He suggested an Iberic Peninsula (composed of Portugal and Spain) united under one Government.
The Portuguese musician deflected the implicit question and took advantage of the moment to share his thoughts on the above mentioned. He believes that, because of the Portuguese government and the conditions under which the Portuguese live, Portugal is not for the Portuguese. In fact, as he stated, “It is for the French that live there, for the ones that buy houses, for the rich. For them, it is super good.”