Last Saturday, the second season of the TV talent show The Voice, broadcast on France’s main commercial channel TF1, proved once more very popular amongst experienced singers trying a breakthrough or a comeback in the music industry. Nuno Resende, the 2005 Belgian Eurovision representative, is no exception, trying his luck and qualifying from the blind auditions for the battle rounds.
Nuno Resende is mainly known in France and Belgium for the many roles played in several very famous musicals (see previous article here) as well as for his Eurovision participation, though failing to qualify his country for the big final with Le grand soir. The Wallonian singer of Portuguese descents has been also working lately with another famous Belgian artist and Eurovision entrant, Lara Fabian, on a song for the diva’s forthcoming album Le secret to be released on 15 April.
Nuno has a solid experience on stage and a strong vocal technique, appearing very confident during the blind auditions. However, the singer struggled to convince the coaches to select him until the very last seconds of his performance. One must admit he did not choose the easiest song to sing, Goodbye Marylou. The song builds up very slowly and is such a difficult track penned by the popular French singer Michel Polnareff who performs it with a unique voice and personnality. Overall, Nuno gave a nice rendition of the song but could have failed big time given its difficulty. Only one out of the four coaches selected him, though all of them admitted he took a big risk and gave a good performance that you can watch HERE with some bonus.
Nuno Resende will join the team of Florent Pagny and carry on with the battle rounds (during which Lara Fabian will appear as a mentor for the team). A good sign perhaps for Nuno as last year The Voice winner, Stephan Rizon, was also coached by the famous French singer. To be continued…