It was a long and stressful night in Portugal, as the blind auditions continued on The Voice. Joana Leite (Festival da Canção 2012) and Filipa Azevedo (Eurovision 2010) hoped to impress the show’s four mentors — Anselmo Ralph, Aurea, Marisa Liz and Mickael Carreira. They went in very different directions.
Singing The Black Keys’ “Lonely Boy”, Joana worked her smooth voice while strumming her guitar, but that wasn’t enough to turn any chairs — not even that of Marisa Liz, who wrote Joana’s entry for Festival da Canção. Joana was understandably emotional at the end of it all. Maybe next time…
Things went very differently for Filipa Azevedo, the last Portuguese Eurovision contestant to qualify for the final back in 2010 (“Há Dias Assim”). Coming back after a six-year hiatus, she slayed the pack and turned all four chairs with her take on Etta James’s “At Last”. She chose Anselmo Ralph as her mentor.
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