Everyone deserves a second chance, and when you’re hot like Rui Andrade, you deserve it even more. Y’all should remember him as the second runner-up from Portugal’s national selection Festival da Cancao. Today we learned that his loss has a silver lining, as he will sing in Copenhagen as a backing vocalist for the Tolmachevy Sisters.

Rui confirmed the rumours this afternoon on Facebook. Brevity is not one of his strengths!

A lot has been said and a lot of gossip has been going on and lots of comments have been made! And no one actually knows what is going on !! In this photo you can see me with the adorable Tomalchevy Sisters!! The Russian contestants for Eurovision 2014! Today is my third day in Moscow and yes, one of my dreams is going to come true ! On may the 6th I will put on the Russian colours and and go on stage in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen !!! And why ? Because I was invited, because people saw my performance at Festival da Canção, because they liked it and because they thought I deserved much more, because they recognized my value as a singer and as a performer and of course I accepted the invitation… I feel blessed, happy and grateful for being looked at as an excellent singer as I’ve heard people saying over here several times in the past few days I’m here! I’m sure I will experience one of the most intense but also gratifying experiences of my life so far !!! And those who know me, the people who like me, who support me, will surely be very happy with my participation ! and although I’m sad that I’m not the one to bear our flag , I’m very very happy to know that our Portuguese soul will be shown by me as well on the greatest stage of European song ! And yes, I’ll be representing Russia but I am and will always be Portuguese!!!

As for now with my heart in Portugal but my voice in the fantastic song from Russia , a country that is welcoming me with the Respect and the Admiration for the professional I am, I tell you …. Vpered Rossiya!!! Thanks for all… — feeling happy.

Rui will now join an international team consisting of a Greek composer,Maltese songwriter and two Swedish songwriters. Can they help Russia secure a Top 5 finish in Copenhagen? Can they help Russia save face despite the less-than-amazing song?

Mario Saucedo contributed this report from Croatia. Follow the team from WiwiBloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

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Ron
Ron
7 years ago

Russia invite other from abrove only for show they have support (in Europe) takeing focus from all politics. But they have no support from public out there! Bad song!

SpirK
SpirK
7 years ago

Greece, Sweden, Malta and Portugal all cooperating to help Russia this year. Wow, I’m so moved. You forgot to mention that the choreographer will also be greek. Fokas Evangelinos who has choreographed Helena Paparizou, Dima Bila, Sakis Rouvas and Farid Mammadov will also try to save Russia this year.

ello
ello
7 years ago

aw russia are playing smart, put a hot guy on stage along with 2 adorable/hot twin girls, smart game russia smart game 🙂

suzy will win
suzy will win
7 years ago

maybe they want the votes from the ladies?
they already have the votes from horny men

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

And the poor little gay ended up getting his way into the big Eurovision orgy .. through a Russian invitation … wow how paradox this all sounds … and by readings his words, he needs to put his feet back onto the ground and be less full of himself … Just calm down Rui! You are only a backing vocalist and not the Rocco Siffredi of the Russian entry, okey?

Marcelo N
7 years ago

I can’t wait to see Helena Paparizou as a backing vocalist for Italy!
Ah, what… that’s not going to happen?

Duff
Duff
7 years ago

Maybe Russia is trying to secure votes from other countries in their Semi

Robyn
Robyn
7 years ago

This reminds me of the expression “success is the best revenge”.

Thiefo
Thiefo
7 years ago

Well, good for him, I do think he’s talented and deserves much more, not completely sure if going to the contest as a backing vocalist for another country could be considered that, but if he’s happy, then I’m happy, he gets to fulfill his dream and I get to see Rui at ESC! Everybody wins 😛 I might be more focused on the backing vocalists during Russia’s performance now haha

William Lee Adams
Admin
7 years ago

I wonder if Suzy and Rui will hang out in Copenhagen? 😉

Easpag
Easpag
7 years ago

His message seems as though he’s trying to justify what he’s doing, before anybody reacts.

SJ
SJ
7 years ago

I hope someday Rui will represent Portugal at Eurovision. He deserved to be represent in 2011 and 2012 with his songs. This year at portugal national final for me Zana was best.

Rashad
Rashad
7 years ago

Seems like he hasn’t overcome his loss. His message smells like it’s addressed to some people.