Few can take on Adele’s songs and do them justice. That is not the case for Fernando Daniel. His blind audition in The Voice Portugal went viral in one day, now has over 7 million views and even made headlines in Spain. Now Portuguese fans are suggesting that broadcaster RTP should internally select Fernando for Eurovision.
From Aveiro to Lisbon and slaying around the world, the new Portuguese sensation is the frontrunner to win this year’s edition of The Voice — which started its live shows last weekend. Teaming up with Portuguese-Latino star Mickael Carreira, the game is on for Mr Daniel. Holla!
It only took one second for two mentors to turn their chairs and face Fernando as he belted out Adele’s “When We Were Young”. Powerful, emotional and moving — his voice delivers 100% and 24/7 while transporting you to another world. Fernando gets it, honey!
Of course all this buzz around the newcomer hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Portuguese Eurovision community. Some Eurofans think RTP should ditch the old-fashioned Festival da Canção as its selection method for Kyiv and just handpick delicious Fernando.
Just give him the song — he already has fan support. More than 40,000 likes on Facebook, almost 35,000 followers on Instagram and 15,500 on Twitter — and we’re only at the beginning of his road to stardom. Of course we want that road to continue with Eurovision after he’s announced as the winner of The Voice of Portugal!
Fans have been voicing their support on social media:
— Karl Downey ??????? (@Karl_Downey) September 15, 2016
— Dinarte (@_etranid) September 18, 2016
Fernando Daniel, if you’re reading this tweet, PARTICIPATE in Festival da Canção 2017! Portugal needs you in #Eurovision #TheVoicePT
Fernando Daniel – "When We Were Young" | Provas Cegas | The Voice Portugal https://t.co/GTi5rXyuYW Portugal mandarlo a eurovision AMAZING
— Cristian?? (@cristianbcn91) September 11, 2016
Portugal, send him to Eurovision. Amazing!
What do you think about Fernando? Do you think he would be able to bring Portugal its best result ever? Tell us below!