Vânia Fernandes, a 23 year-old singer … born in the Madeira Island, she won in Portugal the last edition of the popular Portuguese version of the Idol show called Operação Triunfo. Vânia entered various music contests at the age of 10 and later on she went to perform in hotels and local festivities on Madeira. She did her music studies and singing lessons on the Conservatorio do Funchal (Music and Art Conservatorium in Funchal).
During the music contest (Operação Triunfo) she was highly complimented by the jury … for her prominent voice and strong presence on the stage.
On the 9th of March Vânia will attempt to represent Portugal at the 2008 Eurovision Songcontest. She will be singing the song Senhora do Mar, with her colleagues as backing singers (Evelyne, Jessica, Joana, Jonas and Luis) at the 2008 Festival da Canção. The music was composed by Andrej Babic and the lyrics were written by Carlos Coelho.
We wish her
(again) boa sorte! (update) congratulations!