It runs in the family! Salvador Sobral’s cousin auditions for “The Voice Portugal”


Music runs deep in the Sobral family, and we’ve grown to amar pelos dois Salvador and Luisa.

The first family member to hit our radar was Salvador Sobral, the suave crooner from Lisbon who air-trumpeted his way to Portugal’s first Eurovision win. His sister Luisa, an accomplished artist in Portugal and alumni of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, composed the winning song for Salvador and attended his rehearsals when he was unable to travel to Kyiv on doctor’s orders.

But who knew that there was another musically talented Sobral?

Joaquim Cabral, Salvador and Luisa’s maternal cousin, has recently carried on the family tradition, auditioning for ‘The Voice Portugal’. At just 19 years of age, the civil engineering student with stunning red locks certainly does not share the same complexion as his Eurovision cousins. But he certainly does share the raw musical talent — playing guitar, bass, saxophone and piano.

In the audition, Joaquim sang Bill Wither’s classic “Ain’t No Sunshine”, showing off his own skill with jazz and soul. He showcased some real smooth vocals and Salvador’s signature air-trumpet. Blow that brass, Joaquim!

His stirring performance managed to turn the chairs of all four judges — Anselmo Ralph, Áurea, Mickael Carreira and Marisa Liz. He ultimately chose to join Áurea’s team.

He wasted no time in sharing the news on Instagram with his growing fanbase.

Joaquim is not the only family member of a Eurovision star to audition for The Voice in recent years. Chris Sebastian, who is the brother of Australia’s 2015 representative Guy Sebastian, was a contestant on ‘The Voice’ in Australia in 2012, making it all the way to the live shows.

And Melina, the 13-year-old winner of ‘The Voice Junior’ in Denmark in 2014, is the grand-daughter of Ulla Pia, the Danish Eurovision representative from Denmark in 1966. That’s some real deep Eurovision history.

Do you have ‘amar pelos dois’ for both Joaquim and Salvador? Would you turn your chair for Joaquim Cabral? Let us know in the comments below.

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