It was revealed today that Rita Laranjera will sing “Gosto de Todo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)” at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk.
The title of the Portuguese entry for this year’s Junior Eurovision was revealed on the official Junior Eurovision website today. RTP, the Portguese national broadcaster, has not revealed any other details about the song, including when it is due to be released.
Who is Rita Laranjera?
Thirteen-year-old Rita Laranjeira was born on 3rd March 2005 in Sintra, Portugal. The young singer is no stranger to singing on stage, as seen in her YouTube videos, which feature her many stage performances over the past year. Earlier this year she also participated in the final of Kids Music Fest in Portugal.
At the live auditions, which took place earlier this year, Rita performed covers of “Eu sei”, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, and “I Surrender”. The professional jury panel reviewed Rita and nine other artists’ performances before ultimately crowning the young singer as the winner.
Portugal in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Portugal debuted at the 2006 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Budapest, Romania. The country placed second-last that year and the year later, before withdrawing in 2008. They were not to return until 2017 where they were represented by Mariana Venancio, who placed 14th with her song “YouTuber”.