Rui Andrade — three-time participant of the Portuguese national selection Festival da Canção and the Tolmachevy Sisters’ backing singer in 2014 — recently took the stage on the popular Portuguese talk-show Você na TV and performed the two top musical moments of his career.

His first choice was “Ao Teu Encontro”, the song that gave him third place at Festival da Canção 2014 (which was won by Suzy with “Quero Ser Tua”). His second song was the Russian 2014 entry, “Shine”, giving us a better look at him than in Copenhagen where he briefly appeared before being hidden by the sisters’ giant sun.

Rui Andrade

Despite the weak ratings Portuguese broadcaster RTP has posted for Festival da Canção in recent years, Andrade said that the festival still has a huge impact at home, and everyone sees it. Regarding his Eurovision experience, Andrade said that he was treated by the Russians like he had never been treated in Portugal.

Andrade was not alone talking about his Festival da Canção and Eurovision memories. Also appearing on the show was Wanda Stuart (fourth place at Festival da Canção 2011), who talked about her experience and performed. Telmo Miranda, backing vocalist for Lúcia Moniz at Eurovision 1996 (Portugal’s best ever result in the contest), also took part in the discussion and performed two songs.

Watch the full episode of Você na TV here. Rui Andrade performs  “Ao Teu Encontro” at 7:00 and “Shine” at 19.48.

Rui Andrade on the red carpet in Copenhagen

Rui Andrade covers “Shine” in Setubal

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#MarioVision ~ what a so hot babe Rui Andrade is ;)
#MarioVision ~ what a so hot babe Rui Andrade is ;)
6 years ago

In his interview..
My response : @ And so are you lovely babe! <3 😉
Oh… What an aphrodisiac sexy beautiful hunk .. <3

Huh
Huh
6 years ago

I did not appreciate his appearance with the Tolmachevy Sisters. It’s like it’s easy to ignore that he’s even there. But good for him that he is well-liked in Russia. Some artists share similar sentiments about being well-liked in other countries than in their home countries just like Mary J. Blige performing in the UK.

Pedro
Pedro
6 years ago

Good job Rui! WiwiBlog i dont know if it is interesting for the blog or not but Leonor just covered Amy Whine House and she did amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=52&v=jCTOPsmMS_I

G(ay)ood L(ove)uck to the Seleccao of Portugal 4 winning the Euro 2016
G(ay)ood L(ove)uck to the Seleccao of Portugal 4 winning the Euro 2016
6 years ago

By the way, I think that the GreAtY #Celeccao of Portugal has enough chances of winning the Euro Championship next summer in France.. <3 The Portuguese might were not lucky back in 2004 that lost inside their home to that big final to us Greeks but now they have more chances than ever to finally win the Euro Championship <3 After all they have never managed to win the Euro Championship yet in their history.. We Greeks unfortunately 4 the 1st time since our winner Euro 2004 as kings champions we won't manage to even qualify to the final phase… Read more »

MirkoJoshua
MirkoJoshua
6 years ago

WE WANT RUI IN EUROVISION ?

random.sage2.0
6 years ago

I. Can’t. Let. That. Song. GO!

I was singing along with him the whole time.

Might I suggest that he NOT deal with Pourtugal’s “Festival en Cancoa. They are about the bullsh*t. Russia most likely will have a NS for next year so… He should get on that.

#MarioVision ~ Portugal Has To Finally Win In Our Vision!
#MarioVision ~ Portugal Has To Finally Win In Our Vision!
6 years ago

Oh him… <3
What a hot hunk babe Rui is <3
He should represent Portugal in our Vision but with not a portuguese song though..
I want to him to sing in english instead <3

He should find some top league producers like the ones that Nelly Furtado had when she recorded her 2006 massively successful album *Loose*
so he will enter the Vision with a GreAtY winning material song & try to claim the very 1st victory 4 Portugal in EuroVision Song Contest <3

Its about time 4 Portugal to finally WIN in our Vision! <3