The karaoke version of “Gosto de Tudo” (Já Não Gosto de Nada), the Portuguese entry for Junior Eurovision 2018 has been released.
The karaoke version of this years Portuguese entry for Junior Eurovision 2018 has been released by Rita Laranjeira. Portugal is one of a handful of countries to have made the karaoke version of their entry available to listen to on YouTube or stream and download.
The official CD for Junior Eurovision has not contained the karaoke versions of the competing entries since the 2014 contest in Malta. At the time it was stated that the karaoke versions of the songs were not in high demand so were removed from the album.
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”.