Madeiran singer Fania Fernandez opened her heart at The Conversation Center at La Vie Shopping Mall, sharing some of her most memorable personal and professional moments.
Conducted by journalist Isabel Saa, Vânia Fernandes explained how the “passion and love” for music emerged “long before she realized” what life was, when she was about two years old.
“With two older sisters, we experienced a lot of art, music and games; things today’s children don’t have time to do now,” she recalls.
His interest in music began to get serious from the age of twelve, when he started participating in the first competitions and festivals.
Between disappointments and moments of glory, Vânia Fernandes has followed a path that makes her one of the most popular and respected singers in Madeira today. But until they got here, there was still a long way to go.
Vânia Fernandes discussed the “numerous addictions” to singing she developed during adolescence, which she had acquired after dropping out of the conservatory, and chimed in about the forays she was making into fado, jazz, and lyrical singing.
Already becoming more mature, the singer began traveling to the continent, where she began to develop some business. Later on, he enrolled in the Higher Jazz Course in Porto.
Around this time, with trepidation, he entered the RTP talent competition “Operação Triunfo”, an experience that would change his life. However, there is still a “story” between them. Fania ended up giving up and not participating in the program selection in Madeira, where she had signed up.
The moment of weakness was brief as he quickly realized the mistake he had made. So, he got brave and decided to give it a try. Only now he should be on the mainland.
Decide not to leave doubts like “what if….” , Madeira took a risk, bought a plane ticket, did the casting on the mainland and returned to Madeira without knowing the result. Days later, she was informed that she had moved on to the second stage. From then until the final victory of Operation Triunfo was a cherished adventure.
“It went well and it was a very nice adventure. I met amazing people, I learned things that I wouldn’t learn anywhere else. What I benefited most from this experience were the people I met, including my husband. The final award was good and I completed my studies, but the best award Louis, the Louis family, as well as our daughter who was born two years ago,” was in the middle of a pandemic, he says.
In fact, Vânia Fernandes found out she was pregnant even during childbirth, due to the covid-19 pandemic.
“I found out I was pregnant while in confinement. It wasn’t easy,” says the singer, referring to the difficulties she felt having her husband be able to accompany her during doctors’ visits and even the difficulties that arose with care. during this period.
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