Rita Laranjeira has given small hints as to what we can expect from her performance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 for Portugal.
Speaking to RTP about her participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Rita Laranjeira has given hints as to what we can expect from her on stage. Rita has been working with Marco De Camillis on her performance for the contest in Minsk, revealing that she will be dancing during her performance.
Rita also stated that Malta is her favourite of the songs revealed so far as taking part in this years contest. Malta is being represented by Ela and her song “Marchin’ On”.
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.
Source: RTP / ESC Portugal
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”.