Portugal: Nonstop’s Kátia Moreira participates in The Voice Portugal

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Kátia Moreira Alcunha, former member of the girlband Nonstop who represented Portugal at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, made all four coaches’ chairs turn during her blind audition.

Kátia Moreira, 36, impressed the coaches of The Voice Portugal with her interpretation of the blues song Why don’t you do right? from the movie Who framed Roger Rabbit?, in the movie famously sung by cartoon character Jessica Rabbit (vocals by Amy Irving).

After a successful audition, Kátia Moreiro had the choice of all four coaches, Anselmo Ralph, Aurea, Marisa Liz and Mickael Carreira. Ultimately, Kátia Moreira chose the only coach that did not recognize her from her years in Nonstop, and thus joined Team Anselmo Ralph.

Watch Kátia Moreira’s blind audition:

About Kátia Moreira

Kátia Moreira was one of the members of the girlband Nonstop, alongside Andrea Soares, Ana Rita Reis, Fátima Sousa and Liliana Almeida.

The group was created in 2001 in the TV-show Popstars. Their first single, Ao limite eu vou, and their subsequent debut album Nonstop became a great success. The group worked with the production team of SteelworksTim Woodcock and Eliot Kennedy, known for their work with Spice Girls and Take That, and also gained international recognition in countries such as Belgium, Canada and South Africa.

Fátima Sousa left the group in 2002, yet the remaining members decided to go on as a quartet, changing management in the meantime. Remaining popular, they released their second album Tudo vai mudar in 2004.

In 2006, Nonstop won the Festival da Canção. Ending in a tie with singer Vânia Oliveira, the jury eventually chose Nonstop as the Portuguese representatives at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Greece.

Unfortunately, Nonstop did not go through to the Grand Final, placing 19th out of 23 contestants in the semi-final, earning 26 points, with their song Coisas de nada (“Meaningless things”, originally titled Vem dançar).  The song had lyrics in both Portuguese and English.

The group members focussing on several solo projects, Nonstop disbanded in 2007.

Enjoy Nonstop performing Coisas de nada during Eurovision 2006:

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