It is always a risk to sing an Adele song on a talent competition show. But Fernando Daniel completely captivated the audience and the coaches when he auditioned for season four of The Voice Portugal. Check out his phenomenal audition below that now has over 96 million views.
Fernando Daniel Dominated ‘The Voice Portugal’
Fernando belted out “When We Were Young” on The Voice Portugal and immediately had everyone hooked. It took about three seconds for two of the coaches to hit their buttons and turn their chairs. A third coach soon followed because Fernando’s ability to carry such an incredible tune was unmatched. Finally, the fourth coach turned his chair making this a remarkable four-chair turn.
He chose to be on coach Mickael Carreira’s team. This proved to be a wise choice as the pair were able to bond and work very well together. This propelled him forward in the competition with flying colors week after week. His cover of “Dancing On My Own” by Robyn during the Tira-Teimas stage in the competition also received acclaim and has over 21 million views. This performance was inspired by Calum Scott who first went viral singing the song on ‘BGT.’
After securing a place in the finals, it was clear that Fernando was the frontrunner of the competition. He ended up winning The Voice Portugal in 2016.
Where Is He Now?
In 2017, Fernando competed at Festival da Canção with the song “Poema a dois.” It is a national festival in which decides who will represent Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest. “Festival da Canção has always been a strong name within Portuguese music, and I decided to take this challenge after being invited by one of the biggest composers of my country, Nuno Feist,” he said in an interview. He finished in fifth place.
Fernando released his firsts single called “Espera” in 2017. It was a major success and was featured in the soundtrack for the Portuguese show A Herdeira. It was one of the songs included in Fernando’s first album called “Salto” which was released in 2018. He later released a second album called “Presente.” This led him to win an MTV Europe Music Award in 2019 for Best Portuguese Act.
In a story that definitely comes full circle, Fernando was just announced as one of the coaches for The Voice Kids which will air in Portugal in 2021. “The feeling of returning to one of the places where I was most happy and which was decisive for where I am today is indescribable. Now it’s my turn to help make dreams come true!” he wrote on Instagram about the opportunity.
This year Fernando was once again nominated for an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Portuguese Act.
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