The next artist to feature in our “Who Is” series for the Junior Eurovision 2018 season is Rita Laranjeira from Portugal.
Rita Laranjeira was chosen to represent Portugal at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Minsk, Belarus by Portuguese broadcaster RTP. Let’s get to know a bit more about her.
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. She will be singing “Gosto de Tudo” in Minsk.
ortugal 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”.