As all of you Eurovision 2014 enthusiasts will remember, Portugal’s Rui Andrade is all about crossing borders. In Copenhagen this year the Portuguese heartthrob and X Factor contender provided backing vocals for Russia’s Tolmachevy Sisters (he also closed the gigantic paper sun at the climax of the song). Last month we had the pleasure of watching Rui sing at the Eurovision Live Concert in Setubal. (We also grabbed him afterwards for a little selfie action). His cover of “Shine” was one of the highlights of the night for us, and we’re delighted to share it with you below, along with an encore presentation of our interview with him from the Eurovision red carpet in Copenhagen.

Rui Andrade covers “Shine”

Rui Andrade closes the sun

Rui Andrade

Rui Andrade interview at Eurovision 2014

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Samuel Chetty
6 years ago

Wow that was brilliant. I have to admit, I thought it was going to be wierd to have a guy sing this; some parts of it seemed more like a girl song, but Rui reinterpreted it masterfully.

On the last chorus, I like the Tolmachevy Sisters’ singing more, but I liked Rui’s verses more.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Charles, you’ve said this several times and I must interject: he sings in a greater range than one octave. This song is one example of that. Sure, he doesn’t go too much higher than middle C or too much lower than the C below it, but strictly speaking, the notes he is singing lie in more than one octave. And he is hitting them (for the most part). As for him not trying to hit high notes, perhaps that’s a good thing. Just look at Alvaro Estrella in the Swedish national final for instance… what a disaster! Part of musicianship… Read more »

Jak
Jak
6 years ago

He’s good looking but wear wayyy too much make up. Tone it down !

eurana
eurana
6 years ago

I think that Rui does not like girls. If you understand me 🙁

Jordan
Jordan
6 years ago

$100 says he’s hung like a horse…

Pastora Soler! haha
Pastora Soler! haha
6 years ago

* with a better song

Pastora Soler! haha
Pastora Soler! haha
6 years ago

To be honest… he’s fucking hot!

Probably he will represent Portugal in a few years a better song. Is not difficult with their national finals… (low level).

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
6 years ago

Best result for Portugal since 1996 … 😀

Pete
Pete
6 years ago

This song is really bad not understand it will be in ESC and Rui Andrade ‘karaoke version’ is very crap! A shame

Leon
Leon
6 years ago

@Charles – Completely agree with you. I’m sorry but he sounds like he’s singing karaoke. How did this song end up in the 7th place is beyond me.

ESCaddict
ESCaddict
6 years ago

Opinions should never be presented as facts. Nor should they be disrespectful or insulting to the artists.

Charles
Charles
6 years ago

Rui Andrade with his “one-octave” voice is the new ESC-gay-everybodys-fetish … okey … since there is no musical substance to wow anybody, he’s compensating in other ways … Enjoy them then! From Eurovision to The X Factor in Portugal … what an accomplishment!

ggmlr
6 years ago

When I looked at the picture, at first I thought it was Rylan Clark…