“Gosto de Tudo” (Já Não Gosto de Nada) has been officially revealed this afternoon as Portugal’s fourth Junior Eurovision entry.
Portugal’s entry for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 has been revealed this afternoon. “Gosto de Tudo” (Já Não Gosto de Nada) will be performed by Rita Laranjera. The song is about is about “the way teenagers relate today with the world through social media.”
The song was written and composed by João Só who was selected by RTP to write the Portuguese entry. João Só has previously competed as a songwriter in the Portuguese Eurovision selection Festival da Canção in both 2012 and 2016.
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 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”.