Eurovision 2021

#JESC21: Portugal’s Junior Eurovision Story So Far

On the lead up to the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which is been held in Paris, we are looking back at all the countries to have participated in the Contest and their histories – past and present. Today we continue with Portugal’s story.

Portugal debuted at the 2006 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Bucharest, Romania. Pedro Madeira participated with “Deixa-me sentir”, finishing in 14th place (their best position) and 22 points.

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Jorge Leiria represented Portugal at the 2007 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He participated with “Só quero é cantar”, finishing in 16th place and 15 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

After a ten year wait, Portugal returned to the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Mariana Venâncio participated with “Youtuber”, finishing in 14th place (their best position) and 54 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Rita Laranjeira represented Portugal at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Minsk, Belarus. She participated with “Gosto de tudo (já não gosto de nada)”, finishing in 18th place and 42 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Joana Almeida represented Portugal at the 2019 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Gliwice, Poland. She participated with “Vem comigo”, finishing in 16th place and 43 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

After a one year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Portugal are back at the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Paris, France. Can Simão Oliveira take Portugal’s first victory with “O Rapaz”?

Video: YouTube/EBU

We will be back tomorrow with the first part of Ukraine’s Junior Eurovision story. Let us know what you think about Portugal and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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