The Info List - Luísa Sobral

Luísa Vilar Braamcamp Sobral (Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈizɐ viˈlaɾ bɾɐ̃ˈkɐ̃p suˈβɾaɫ]; born 18 September 1987) is a Portuguese singer and songwriter. She came to prominence in 2003 after placing third on season one of Ídolos, the Portuguese version of Idols. After going on a hiatus to attend the Berklee College of Music, she released her debut album, The Cherry on My Cake, in 2011. She later composed "Amar pelos dois", which won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Eurovision Song Contest 2017
for Portugal, performed by her brother Salvador Sobral.[1]


1 Life and career

1.1 Early life and career 1.2 2011–present: Professional career

2 Discography

2.1 Studio albums 2.2 Singles

3 Personal life 4 References

Life and career[edit] Early life and career[edit] Luísa Sobral
Luísa Sobral
was born and raised in Lisbon, and also lived in the United States for a period of time as a child. Her younger brother is Salvador Sobral, who is also a singer. Through her father, she is related to Hermano José Braamcamp de Almeida Castelo Branco, a 19th-century Portuguese nobleman and politician of Italian and Dutch descent. In 2003, at the age of 16, Sobral auditioned for season one of Ídolos, the Portuguese version of Idols. She eventually placed third in the competition. After Ídolos, Sobral went on a hiatus from music in order to focus on her education. She moved to the United States to study music at the Berklee College of Music
Berklee College of Music
in Boston, graduating in 2009.[2] Her move to the United States, made her compositions more distinct, a mixture between Portuguese, Brazilian, French and North American musical traditions, reflecting her musical influences in her classic soft-spoken singing style. 2011–present: Professional career[edit] Luísa Sobral
Luísa Sobral
returned to the music industry in 2011, releasing her debut studio album, The Cherry on My Cake.[3] The album peaked at No.3 on the Portuguese albums chart.[4] In 2012, she became the third Portuguese artist to perform with Jools Holland, performing with Melody Gardot. She later went on tour with Gardot.[5] Her second studio album, There's a Flower in My Bedroom, was released in 2013, and her third, Lu-Pu-I-Pi-Sa-Pa, the following year. In 2016, Sobral released her fourth studio album, Luísa. Recorded in Los Angeles, at the United Recording Studios, the album sets a new plateau for Luísa's song writing and song production. With the input of Grammy award winner producer Joe Henry
Joe Henry
and musicians like Greg Leisz, Luísa is a clear and mature departure from her previous works. The same year, she composed and wrote the lyrics to the song "Amar pelos dois" for Portuguese national broadcaster RTP1's Festival da Canção 2017. At the invitation of the broadcaster, in need to change the Portuguese's public perspective on the Festival, in which Portugal had never gone past 6th place, Luísa and Salvador Sobral
Salvador Sobral
represented, among other contestants, the new breed of talented Portuguese artists that are unknown outside of Portugal. "Amar pelos dois", a bossa-nova inspired jazz ballad composed by Luísa Sobral, with lyrics in Portuguese and sparse minimalistic string arrangement, done by Portuguese composer Luis Figueiredo, was sung by her younger brother, Salvador Sobral.[6][not in citation given] It clearly won Festival da Canção, and was thus chosen to represent Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest
2017.[7] Because Portugal is not included as the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom) that are able to reach the final without taking part on the semi-finals, the song had to go through the semi-final stage before reaching the final. During that time, Luísa and Salvador Sobral
Salvador Sobral
started getting a full understanding that the song, unknown to the Eurovision public and news reporters just a few months ago, had risen to the top of betting agencies polls, beating clear favourites and crowdpleasers, like Francesco Gabbani's "Occidentali's Karma". During initial rehearsals for the contest in Kiev, Luísa had to stand in for Salvador as a performer, due to his health issues. During the final on 13 May 2017, the song was declared the winner, becoming the first-ever win for Portugal, and the all-time record-holder for the most points received by a song in the final.[8] Luísa performed the song with Salvador during his winner's encore performance, like she did after he won Festival da Canção 2017.[9] The song and the winning performance in Kiev
made Luísa and Salvador Sobral household names overnight in Portugal, being received like heroes by hundreds of fans upon their arrival at Lisbon
Airport after the final. Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit]

Title Details

The Cherry on My Cake

Released: 2011 Label: Universal Music Portugal Formats: Digital download, CD

There's a Flower in My Bedroom

Released: 2013 Label: Universal Music Portugal Formats: Digital download, CD


Released: 2014 Label: Universal Music Portugal Formats: Digital download, CD


Released: 18 November 2016 Label: Universal Music Portugal Formats: Digital download, CD


Title Year Album

"Not There Yet" 2011 The Cherry on My Cake


"Mom Says" 2013 There's a Flower in My Bedroom

"My Man" 2016 Luísa


Personal life[edit] Luisa Sobral announced her pregnancy in January 2016, although she did not reveal who the father of the child was.[10] Her son was born in 2016.[11] In December 2017, she announced that she was pregnant with her second child.[12] She is the sister of Salvador Sobral. She composed the song Amar pelos dois for Salvador, which was the winning song of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. After he won, they performed the song as a duet. References[edit]

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Luísa Sobral

^ "Eurovision 2017: Portugal's ballad wins contest". BBC News. 2017-05-14. Retrieved 2017-06-02.  ^ "Bairro Alto – Luísa Sobral" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 13 May 2017. [permanent dead link] ^ " Luísa Sobral
Luísa Sobral
Lança Single "Not There Yet"". A-trompa.net (in Portugal). Retrieved 13 May 2017. CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link) ^ "TOP 30 ARTISTAS – SEMANA 12 DE 2011". Afp.org.pt (in Portuguese). 14 February 2011. Retrieved 13 May 2017.  ^ " Luísa Sobral
Luísa Sobral
no programa de Jools Holland". Cotonete. Retrieved 13 May 2017.  ^ "Conheça os intérpretes da 1.ª Semi-final do Festival da Canção 2017". RTP.pt (in Portuguese). 18 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.  ^ Foster, Luis (6 March 2017). "PORTUGAL: SALVADOR SOBRAL WINS FESTIVAL DA CANÇÃO 2017 WITH "Amar pelos dois"". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs.  ^ "Full coverage: Eurovision 2017". 13 May 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2017 – via www.bbc.com.  ^ Vincent, Alice (14 May 2017). "Portugal win Eurovision with a song that meant something – Salvador Sobral, Amar pelos dois, review". telegraph.co.uk. The Telegraph.  ^ " Luísa Sobral
Luísa Sobral
está grávida" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 14 May 2017.  ^ "LUÍSA SOBRAL: RELEMBRA MOMENTOS DA GRAVIDEZ". VIP. 12 July 2016.  ^ " Luísa Sobral
Luísa Sobral
vive 'estado de graça' mas com contenção" (in Portuguese). Move Notícias. 5 December 2017. 

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Tanel Padar
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Lena Ell & Nikki Loreen Emmelie de Forest Conchita Wurst Måns Zelmerlöw Jamala Salvador Sobral

Winning songs


"Refrain" "Net als toen" "Dors, mon amour" "'n Beetje"


"Tom Pillibi" "Nous les amoureux" "Un premier amour" "Dansevise" "Non ho l'età" "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" "Merci, Chérie" "Puppet on a String" "La, la, la" "Boom Bang-a-Bang" "Un jour, un enfant" "De troubadour" "Vivo cantando"


"All Kinds of Everything" "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" "Après toi" "Tu te reconnaîtras" "Waterloo" "Ding-a-dong" "Save Your Kisses for Me" "L'oiseau et l'enfant" "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" "Hallelujah"


"What's Another Year" "Making Your Mind Up" "Ein bißchen Frieden" "Si la vie est cadeau" "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" "La det swinge" "J'aime la vie" "Hold Me Now" "Ne partez pas sans moi" "Rock Me"


"Insieme: 1992" "Fångad av en stormvind" "Why Me?" "In Your Eyes" "Rock 'n' Roll Kids" "Nocturne" "The Voice" "Love Shine a Light" "Diva" "Take Me to Your Heaven"


"Fly on the Wings of Love" "Everybody" "I Wanna" "Everyway That I Can" "Wild Dances" "My Number One" "Hard Rock Hallelujah" "Molitva" "Believe" "Fairytale"


"Satellite" "Running Scared" "Euphoria" "Only Teardrops" "Rise Like a Phoenix" "Heroes" "1944" "Amar pelos dois"

Winning songwriters


Géo Voumard / Émile Gardaz Guus Jansen / Willy van Hemert Hubert Giraud / Pierre Delanoë Dick Schallies / Willy van Hemert


André Popp / Pierre Cour Jacques Datin / Maurice Vidalin Claude-Henri Vic / Roland Valande Otto Francker / Sejr Volmer-Sørensen Nicola Salerno
Nicola Salerno
/ Mario Panzeri Serge Gainsbourg Udo Jürgens
Udo Jürgens
/ Udo Jürgens, Thomas Hörbiger Bill Martin, Phil Coulter Manuel de la Calva, Ramón Arcusa David Hartsema / Lenny Kuhr Alan Moorhouse / Peter Warne María José de Cerato / Aniano Alcalde Émile Stern / Eddy Marnay


Derry Lindsay, Jackie Smith Jean-Pierre Bourtayre / Yves Dessca Mario Panas, Klaus Munro / Yves Dessca, Klaus Munro Claude Morgan / Vline Buggy Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, Stig Anderson Dick Bakker
Dick Bakker
/ Will Luikinga, Eddy Ouwens Tony Hiller, Lee Sheriden, Martin Lee Jean-Paul Cara / Joe Gracy Nurit Hirsh
Nurit Hirsh
/ Ehud Manor Kobi Oshrat / Shimrit Orr


Shay Healy Andy Hill, John Danter Ralph Siegel
Ralph Siegel
/ Bernd Meinunger Jean-Pierre Millers / Alain Garcia Torgny Söderberg / Britt Lindeborg Rolf Løvland Jean Paul Furnémon, Angelo Crisci / Rosario Marino Atria Johnny Logan Nella Martinetti, Atilla Şereftuğ Rajko Dujmić / Stevo Cvikić


Toto Cutugno Stephan Berg Johnny Logan Jimmy Walsh Brendan Graham Rolf Løvland / Petter Skavland Brendan Graham Kimberley Rew Svika Pick
Svika Pick
/ Yoav Ginai Lars Diedricson / Marcos Ubeda


Jørgen Olsen Ivar Must / Maian-Anna Kärmas Marija Naumova
Marija Naumova
/ Marija Naumova, Marats Samauskis Demir Demirkan, Sertab Erener
Sertab Erener
/ Demir Demirkan Ruslana
Lyzhychko / Ruslana
Lyzhychko, Alexandr Ksenofontov Christos Dantis
Christos Dantis
/ Christos Dantis, Natalia Germanou Mr Lordi Vladimir Graić / Saša Milošević Mare Dima Bilan, Jim Beanz Alexander Rybak


Julie Frost, John Gordon (da) Stefan Örn, Sandra Bjurman, Iain James Farquharson Thomas G:son, Peter Boström Lise Cabble, Julia Fabrin Jakobsen, Thomas Stengaard Charlie Mason, Joey Patulka, Ali Zuckwoski, Julian Maas Anton Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb Jamala, Art Antonyan Luísa Sobral

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