| REVELLERS in Madrid got to practice their Portuguese on Friday night when Brazil's 'man of the moment', Michel Teló, performed his first-ever concert in Spain.
Teló's recent hit, Ai se eu te pego – also produced in English under the same title, If I catch you – caused a furore among Real Madrid players when Portuguese-born Cristiano Ronaldo famously danced to it, and has now spent 15 weeks in the Eurocharts.
As yet, this is the first of Teló's records to dominate the airwaves in Spain, but Friday's audience at the Palacio de Vistalegre did their best to join in with the singer as he performed Ei, psiu! Beijo me liga; Vamos a fazer a festa, Eu te amo e open bar; and the two tracks he dedicated to the Brazilians who had turned out to support him in Madrid, Humilde residência and Saudade de minha terra.
As well as his own records, Teló – who comes from southern Brazil, close to the Iguaçú falls and the Argentina border – performed Adele's number one hit record Someone like you; Alejandro Sanz's Corazón partío; The Black-Eyed Peas' I got a feelin', and We no speak americano, by Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP.
Before the end of the night, presenter of the chart radio station Los 40 Principales, Tony Aguilar, handed Teló an award for his having shot to number one in the whole of Latin America, Spain, and continuing to dominate the Eurocharts.