Portugal are to return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest according to ESCPortugal. Portugal last participated in the contest in 2007 having debuted in the contest in 2006.
This news means that the contest will see a total of four returning countries and two debuts bringing the number of countries confirmed so far up to 14. This is the largest number of debuting and returning countries for the contest since it launched in 2003.
The selection method for Portugals entrant has not yet been announced.