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O meu Fado | Radio Sim Contest

O MEU FADO | 4th Edition
Radio Sim Contest

March 13th to May 29th

5pm to 6pm: Broadcasted live from the Auditorium of the Fado Museum

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The 4th edition of the contest "O Meu Fado" is almost there, an initiative by Rádio Sim in partnership with the Fado Museum, which aims to find new interpreters and authors of Fado! The selected candidates will sing live at the Fado Museum, in performances broadcasted live by Rádio Sim.
Until May 8, anyone looking for an opportunity in fado can sign up on the Rádio SIM website. Then, just choose a traditional Fado song and sing it with an original lyrics, written by you or another author. Recordings must be sent to Rádio SIM.
From the 13th of March, every Wednesday, the selected candidates will take the stage of the Fado Museum for the program “O MEU FADO”, hosted by José da Câmara and broadcasted live on Rádio SIM, between 5pm and 6pm.
Rádio SIM will select 40 participants who will be evaluated for their interpretation and style skills and also for the fado lyrics, which will have to be original.
From these programs, there will be 5 finalists who will perform later in the grand final, on May 29, at the Radio Sim Auditorium.
As for prizes, the Grand Final winner will win a 1000€ prize offered by the SPA, a Radio SIM / Museu do Fado trophy, the possibility of recording a disc with Universal Music Portugal and the winning Fado will become part of the musical program of Radio SIM. The 2nd, 3rd and 4th places will receive a prize of 250€ and the author of the best original poem will win a prize of 500€, also offered by SPA. Altogether there are 2250 € offered by the Portuguese Society of Authors.
All information and regulations are at
Rádio SIM bringing back the great opportunity for new Fado talents!
Meu Fado is an initiative by Rádio Sim in partnership with the Fado Museum. It has the support of the Portuguese Authors Society and Universal Music Portugal.
"Rádio Sim has always privileged fado in its programming, dedicating two hours of exclusive broadcast daily. And for 4 years it has been strongly committed to the discovery of new talents. It has been a fantastic experience that attests the interest of all generations in this musical genre that is only ours and that is already a World Heritage Site. We have discovered fantastic voices (Maura, Sofia Pires and Sónia Santos were the big winners of the first 3 broadcasts) and we have noticed that there is a lot of talent when it comes to writing. For this reason, we think it is important to maintain this collaboration with the Fado Museum, SPA and Universal Music, in a 4th edition of “O Meu Fado”, which will surely be of great quality and the pleasure of those who listen to us".
Dina Isabel, Director of Radio SIM Programs