RTP has launched their search for Junior Eurovision 2018 with Juniores de Portugal returning as the nations selection process.
The Portuguese national broadcaster has launched its search for their entry for Junior Eurovision 2018. The broadcaster will once again be using Juniores de Portugal to select their entry for the competition, however this year the selection will be held online. Singers aged between 9 and 14 are invited to send videos with the interpretation of a musical theme chosen by the candidate, to:
Submissions for the selection are open from September 1 to September 15. Once the submissions window has closed a jury formed by RTP will review the submissions. Between 5 and 10 acts will be invited to one to one auditions at the broadcaster.
The song that will represent Portugal in Belarus will be selected internally. The artist that the jury selects for Junior Eurovision 2018 will perform the song that has been internally selected by RTP.
RTP is holding a separate submissions process for songs for the contest. The broadcaster is looking for songs that deal with the themes of diversity, empathy and modernity. Songs can be submitted until September 28. Once RTP has selected the song the winning artist will then record their version of the song.
Portugal returned to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, having not participated in the competition since the 2007 contest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They debuted in the competition in 2006, with the country achieving their best result on their debut.