Sílvia Alberto was born in 1981 and had her television debut in Clube Disney (The Disney Club) when she was 19 years old. One year later she was presenting a new TV show on RTP just as she was starting a radio career in Mix FM, a Lisbon local station. Moving over to a private channel, SIC, she worked as a reporter and hosted Idols in 2003 and 2004. In 2005 she hosted the Globos de Ouro (Golden Globes) gala.
Sílvia went back to RTP in 2006 to host several talent shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Masterchef, Top Chef and Portugal’s Got Talent. In 2008 she made her debut as a Festival da Canção host and has been presenting it ever since. She was also the RTP Eurovision Song Contest commentator in 2011, 2013 and 2014.