We have another song for Junior Eurovision 2021! The Portuguese public broadcaster RTP has just released “O Rapaz”, the entry that Simão Oliveira will sing at La Seine Musicale in Paris on December 19. Take a listen to it now!:
The song was composed by Fernando Daniel and produced by Diogo Clemente. Simão Oliveira won The Voice Kids Portugal this year and RTP decided a few hours after his victory to offer him the prize of fly the Portuguese flag in the European competition.
Portugal was the first country of this edition in choosing their representative for Paris 2021, last April, and at the same time it is one of the latest on launching their song.
Portugal at Junior Eurovision
Portugal debuted in the fourth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 and has taken part in the show a total of five times. After a long break since 2008, the country returned in 2017 and has participated at every edition since then, except for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their last participation was in 2019 with Joana Almeida singing “Vem comigo”, finishing at 16th place thanks to the 43 points obtained only by the online voting.