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Simão Oliveira - Portugal

Simão Oliveira

O Rapaz

Country
🇵🇹 Portugal
Final
Song
O Rapaz
Lyrics
Diogo Clemente
Music
Fernando Daniel / Diogo Clemente
Participant pronouns
He/Him
Broadcaster
RTP

Already known to Portuguese audiences, Simão from Arouca near Porto, won ‘The Voice Kids Portugal’ at the age of 14.

A talented clarinetist, Simão plays in his hometown’s youth band and is the first member of his family to pursue a career in music.

He began singing at the age of 4 and fell in love with fado; the traditional style of Portuguese story-telling through expressive and profoundly melancholic songs. His idols from that genre are: Tony de Matos, Amália Rodrigues (known as the ‘Queen of Fado’) and António Zambujo (one of the coaches on The Voice - Portugal).

Simão loves the countryside and his animals. He’s not so keen on modern technology.

Lyrics of O Rapaz

No rádio, p’la manhã, fiz-me cantor, Ouvia e repetia, sempre só. Brinquei ao som dessas canções de amor Que guardam a memória à minha avó. Eu sei que é muito cedo, eu sou um petiz, Não tenho idade até p’rás entender Mas oiço um coração no que se diz, Na alma portuguesa de o dizer. Sou o rapaz das canções de amor, Fizeram de mim Tudo o que sonhei. Sou o rapaz que se fez cantor Num rádio a tocar O que vida tem. Ouvi as dores de quem escreveu a vida, Num canto antigo a dar a voz Às histórias que guardei. Sou um rapaz, vou crescer e o amor Vai dizer por mim Tudo o que cantei. A quem perguntar, Vivo os dias de hoje Mas sou de outro tempo, Sou assim. Sou o rapaz das canções de amor, Fizeram de mim Tudo o que sonhei. Sou o rapaz que se fez cantor Num rádio a tocar O que vida tem. Sou um rapaz, vou crescer e o amor Vai dizer por mim Tudo o que cantei.
On the radio, in the morning, I became a singer, I listened and repeated, always alone. I played to the sound of these love songs That keep my grandmother’s memory. I know it's too soon, I'm just a kid, I'm not even old enough to understand them But I hear a heart in what is said, In the Portuguese soul of saying it. I'm the boy of the love songs, They made of me Everything I dreamed of. I'm the boy who became a singer On a radio playing All that life has. I heard the pains of those who wrote their life, In an old chant giving their voice To the stories I kept for myself. I'm a boy, I will grow up and love will say for me Everything I sang. To those who ask I live in the present But I'm from another time, It’s just who I am. I'm the boy of the love songs, They made of me Everything I dreamed of. I'm the boy who became a singer On a radio playing All that life has. I'm a boy, I will grow up and love will say for me Everything I sang.