Diogo Piçarra was born in Faro. As a 17-year old, he formed the band “Fora da Bóia”. While studying at the University of Algarve, he took a semester abroad to pursue his studies at Palacký University in the Czech Republic.
In 2009, Piçarra competed on season three of Ídolos, Portugal’s version of Pop Idol. He got to the piano phase of the competition and was eliminated. In 2010, he participated in the music TV contest Operação Triunfo, but did not get through to the first round. In 2012, he tried for the third time and won season five of Ídolos. As a prize, he won a car and a scholarship to a music course in London.