Vânia Fernandes enjoyed a landslide victory in the Portuguese national selection, and will represent Portugal in the Second Semi-Final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade with the song Senhora Do Mar.
Vânia was born in Funchal, on the island of Madeira ,and is most popular in Portugal for having won the RTP talent show Operação Triunfo, a Pop Idol kind of programme, in 2008.However, her connection with music dates back to her childhood…
The following are only a few of the main events in which Vânia’s voice stood out, in 2007 she is a final year student of the Instrument – Singing Professional Course, at CEPAM, the Madeira Conservatory, under the guidance of Prof. João Pereira, and a final year student of the Jazz course.
She has several projects in various musical styles, mostly in the field of jazz, among which the project with the Júlio Resende Quartet.In February 2007 she took a training course, as part of the Leonardo da Vinci Project, in the Helsinki Conservatory, representing the Madeira Conservatory.
In October 2006 she participated in Portugal Taste and Madeira Taste in Guernsey and Jersey (USA) respectively, as the representative of the Madeira Regional Government.
In April2006 she won the Reconnaissance Prize at the Jazz Festival, in Lisbon, representing the Madeira Conservatory. In August 2005 she became becomes the Voice Supervisor at the Vozes do Atlântico Festival.