At the “Idols” gala on Saturday, April 30, more than a dozen gold flags were handed out to the next stage. Either the judges – Ana Bacalhau, Pedro Tatanka, Joana Marques and Martim Sousa Tavares – were very generous (the latter had only six) or the talent was so great that the direct ticket could not be read. Basically, it was a combination of the two.
One example was rival Carolina Cardoso, an 18-year-old from Tarouca, who interpreted Kodal’s “All I Want” in a very “cute” way that didn’t convince judge and conductor Martim Sousa Tavares. “Perhaps the least of these four I fell in love with. I thought it was very sweet, but in an extremely cute area. A well-groomed, delicate area, all of it. But I lacked salt,” he said. end of audition.
Carolina did go there, however, but on request. “For me, it’s yes too, but without the guitar,” Martim Sousa Tavares said of the next step.
Musical diversity was not lacking in this Saturday’s “Idols,” and in addition to the country style played by the 18-year-old, Évora’s soul entered the audition hall of the program through the voice of 26-year-old Joaquim Rosa. The contestant sang Buba Espinho’s song “Morena de Race,” and although Ana Bacalhau did not feel “the strength of the Alentejo choirs in one voice,” as she wanted to feel in Joaquim, as well as in Joana’s voice. Marques, who held the interpretation of “mortiça”, Martim Sousa Tavares was abandoned.
“I think you have a lot of courage to come here to bring this software. You left me very moved and if my colleagues don’t want to bypass you, I’ll fight to change their minds. You’re probably not going to do it. Be a winner, but you brought public service,” he said, while admitting that this “may not be the voice they are looking for.”
From Alentejo to Brazil, Jessie Trexa, who has been a drag queen since 2017, stepped into the rehearsal room to rock and did it with Glória Groove’s “The Fall.” Immediately after the performance, great praise followed. “I thought here that it’s as if Pabllo Vittar and Broadway collided and turned into something” for which Joana Marques no longer had words.
“You were very consistent with the attitude you stepped in. The energy was there, in the right place. You put the show here,” said conductor Martim Sousa Tavares, who didn’t feel the “boiling” because Jessie Trexa sang a little, but the competitor promised to get the jury to boil if it goes through. Despite Joana Marques ’“ no ”white and blue look, the drag queen added gold to the flag of the next stage.
Two companies, two “yes”
Diogo Duarte (27 years old) from Bombarral and Diana Silva (24 years old) from Valongo returned to the Ídolos program and won this time.
Competitor Diogo had participated in the 2015 edition, but after arriving on the stage he forgot the lyrics of the song and could not continue. In 2022, he not only knew him by heart, but also sang and delighted Whitesnake with “Here I Go Again” from start to finish.
“I imagine you on stage. You have a nice stage that gives you a few extra points,” praised Martim Sousa Tavares. Pedro Tatanka thought the competitor could have “scratched his voice,” but he sees potential in Diogo Duarte, as well as Ana Bacalhau and Joana Marques.
“I think you chose the song well because I had met Diogon there a while ago and he said he was going to sing the Sporting song,” the comedian said. Sporting’s anthem was asked by Diogo’s daughter, who followed it, but only after “Here I Go Again” had got the “crazy who takes himself seriously” move on to the second stage.
Diana Silva chose to sing in Portuguese Salvador Sobral’s “Anda spoil me os Plano” and took the golden flag for the second time, now a few years later and has more experience in music since the previous “Ídolos”.