Nuno Resende

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Nuno Resende
Nuno Resende in 2013
Nuno Resende in 2013
Background information
Born (1973-06-25) 25 June 1973 (age 47)
Porto, Portugal
Origin Portugal
GenresChanson, French pop
Years active1998–present
LabelsEMI, Capitol Records
WebsiteOfficial Site

Nuno Resende (born 25 June 1973) is a Portuguese singer.


Early life[edit]

Nuno was born in Porto, and is an only child. He enrolled at the French school of Porto when he was 5. His family moved to Belgium when he was 12. As a sport fanatic, he took a training in sports. In 1985, he was admitted into the European School of Brussels. He took part in tournaments, especially the Espérance tennis tournament. Between 1993 and 1996, he attended the Physical Education School where he took a teacher training course for regents. He then decided to attempt a musical career.

He formed many hard-rock bands. He takes part in Pour la Gloire, a talent contest on the RTBF in 1997. In 1998, Alec Mansion formed a band, La Teuf,[1] in which Nuno sang in. In 2000, the band was part of the Belgian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Soldat de l’amour. He got through to the finals, but he was eliminated and the band split the same year.[2]

Alec Mansion noticed the beauty of his voice and hired him for different projects and chorus sessions in Belgium.

In 1999, the singer played the part of Gontrand in the musical La Belle et la Bête, with Luc de Walter (The Voice, Belgium).[3] The same year, Nuno got into the band Apy and recorded a rerun of Lio’s Banana Split.

From musicals to Eurovision (2000–08)[edit]

Nuno Resende in Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (2003)

In 2000, under the pseudonym of Nuno, he sings Allez, allez, allez, the official song of the Belgian football team nicknamed Les Diables rouges. From 2000 to the end of 2002, Nuno Resende is an understudy in Roméo et Juliette, de la Haine à l'Amour, by Gérard Presgurvic. The cast wins the NRJ Music Award of the Francophone song in 2001.

In 2003, he takes part in the musical Les Demoiselles de Rochefort.[4]

Composed by Alec Mansion and Frédéric Zeitoun, Le grand soir (The Big Night) is the song he defends at the Eurovision Contest in 2005, for Belgium. He does not get through to the finals, with only 29 points, and ends 22nd out of 25 contestants at the semi-finals.[5] · [6] · [7]

In 2007, he plays the leading part in the musical Aladin, with Florence Coste, at the Palais des congrès de Paris and then in the French Zéniths.[8] Nuno is nominated to the Marius for his performance.

From September 2008 to January 2009 he plays the parts of Roger and Dany in the musical Grease in Paris.[9] The production is nominated to the Globes de Cristal Award in 2009.

Mozart l’opéra rock and Adam et Eve, la seconde chance (2009–2012)[edit]

At the beginning of 2009, he gets back with the cast of Roméo et Juliette, les enfants de Vérone; for a tour in South Korea where he is the understudy of both Roméo and Benvolio. Then he tours with the musical Aladin in the French Zeniths until May 2009.

From 2009 to 2011, he enters into the troupe of Mozart, l'opéra rock as the understudy of Mikelangelo Loconte. He interprets also the parts of Gottlieb Stéphanie and Joseph Lange. He was given the opportunity to play Mozart for the first time on 29 April 2010 for the show premiere in Brussels (Belgium), and once again on 13 May in Lyon (France). The show wins two NRJ Music Awards : the Francophone song of the year and the French band-duet-cast of 2010.

Nuno Resende and Noémie Garcia in Adam et Eve (2012)

In 2012, he plays the part of Snake, in the musical Adam et Ève : La Seconde Chance[10] by Pascal Obispo at the Palais des sports de Paris along with Thierry Amiel and Cylia, the major actors in the show. The tour which should have started in September 2012 is cancelled, for lack of money.

In October 2012, he joins the troupe of the musical Erzsebeth which inspired from Elizabeth Bathory’s life, the famous Hungarian countess. Nuno plays the part of Thurzo, Elizabeth's lover. The musical took place in Belgium.[11]

From The Voice to Latin lovers (2013–14)[edit]

Nuno Resende (2013)

Nuno is in the second season of The Voice (France).[12] He gets into Florent Pagny’s team and gets through to the finals. He finishes third, behind Olympe and the winner Yoann Fréget.[13] He is one of the eight contestants qualified for The Voice Tour which plays in the French Zeniths and in Lebanon.[14]

During the summer, he is invited in various festivals and among others, Festival d'Avignon, where he sings some French and international standards.[15] He released a DVD from his concerts called Interlude Musical.

From October to January 2014, he played the part of Maître Grigri, a.k.a. Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio in Paris with, among others Vanessa Cailhol, Pablo Villafranca and Sophie Delmas.[16] Couper les Liens, one of the songs he sings is nominated for the French Prix de la Création musicale in 2014.

In 2014, he joins the band Latin Lovers with Julio Iglesias Jr. and Damien Sargue.[17]

In October, he plays the role of the Idole in Salut les copains.[18]

Charity involvement[edit]

Nuno Resende takes regularly part in charity concerts. In 2012, he sings at the Foot Concert, created by Michaël Jones and Joël Bats, in aid of the Huntington Avenir Association.[19]

In 2013, he is also on stage with Yannick Noah and they sing for the association Les Enfants de la Terre.[20] He takes part to the concert Freddie for a Day organized by the Mercury Phoenix Trust which collects funds for the associations against AIDS.[21]

He joins the band of artists of Les grandes voix des Comédies Musicales chantent pour les enfants hospitalisés with, among others, Renaud Hantson, Mikelangelo Loconte and Lââm for the single Un faux départ.[22] · [23]


Vanessa Cailhol and Nuno Resende in Pinocchio, le spectacle musical (2013)



  • 1999: La Belle et la Bête
  • 1999: La Teuf
  • 2003: Les Demoiselles de Rochefort
  • 2007: Aladin
  • 2011: Adam et Ève : La Seconde Chance
  • 2013: Erzsebeth, le spectacle musical
  • 2013: Pinocchio, le spectacle musical
  • 2014: Latin Lovers


  • With the band La Teuf:
    • 1999: Envie de faire la teuf
    • 1999: À cause du sexe
    • 1999: Te quiero, ti amo, I love you, je t'aime
    • 2000: Soldat de l'amour
  • With the band Apy:
    • 1999: Banana Split by Lio
    • 1999: Serre-moi, griffe-moi by Claude François
    • 2000: Fana de toi
    • 2000: Allez allez allez
    • 2001: The only one for me com with the group Club Code
    • 2002: Un seul mot d'amour with Clémence Saint-Preux, Philippe d'Avilla and Pino Santoro
    • 2002: J'suis petit with Philippe d'Avilla and Pino Santoro
    • 2005: Le grand soir representing Bélgium : Eurovision Song Contest
    • 2007: On se reconnaîtra with Florence Coste
    • 2008: Khong Phai Em with Đàm Vĩnh Hưng
    • 2010: Les Vainqueurs de la Ligue de Sinnoh, Pokémon
  • From Adam et Ève: La Seconde Chance:
    • 2011: Ma bataille with Thierry Amiel
    • 2012: Aimez-vous with Cylia




  1. ^ Nuno Resende's interview,, 4 April 2005, retrieved 2014-01-17
  2. ^ Nuno Resende vs Tiffany Cieply,, 24 April 2005, retrieved 2013-08-30
  3. ^ La Belle et la Bête,, retrieved 7 March 2014
  4. ^ Nuno's single avalaible [sic]",, 28 November 2007, retrieved 2011-07-27
  5. ^ Nuno Resende for Belgium,, 21 March 2005, retrieved 7 March 2014
  6. ^ Nuno Resende for Belgium to Kiev,, 8 May 2005, retrieved 7 March 2014
  7. ^ Belgian press conference,, 13 May 2005, retrieved 7 March 2014
  8. ^ Nuno Resende stars in two musicals",, 24 September 2008, retrieved 2014-01-17
  9. ^ Nuno Resende plays Grease in Paris,, 18 October 2008, retrieved 2014-01-17
  10. ^ Nuno Resende in Adam et Eve Archived 2013-08-23 at,, 2013-08-23
  11. ^ Nuno Resende new cast member musical Erzsebeth,, 18 December 2014, 2013-08-23
  12. ^ Belgium Nuno Resende to try his luck in France,, 28 January 2013, retrieved 2014-01-17
  13. ^ Nuno Resende is the voice 2 bronze medalist in France,, 11 June 2013, retrieved 2013-08-23
  14. ^ The voice tour takes Jounih by storm,, 10 July 2014, retrieved 2014-01-17
  15. ^ Nuno Resende at Festival d'Avignon,, July 2013, retrieved 2014-01-17
  16. ^ Belgium Nuno Resende star new musical,, 26 September 2013
  17. ^ Latin Lovers,, 11 April 2014
  18. ^ Nuno Resende rejoint Salut les copains Archived 2014-05-19 at the Wayback Machine,, 16 May 2014
  19. ^ Foot Concert 2012,, retrieved 7 March 2014
  20. ^ Yannick Noah fidèle aux Enfants de La Terre,, 13 September 2013, retrieved 7 March 2014
  21. ^ Freddie for a day au Hard Rock Cafe,, 5 September 2013, retrieved 7 March 2014
  22. ^ Les grandes voix chantent pour les enfants malades,, retrieved 2014-02-27
  23. ^ Les grandes voix des comédies musicales présentent le clip Un faux départ Archived 2013-12-03 at the Wayback Machine,, 28 November 2013, retrieved 2014-02-27

External links[edit]

Preceded by
with "1 Life"
Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Kate Ryan
with "Je t'adore"