RTP África and RTP Internacional will both be airing the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 live to viewers across the globe.
RTP is set to air the Junior Eurovision globally on both RTP África and RTP Internacional, alongside its domestic coverage on RTP1. The channel will be broadcasting the competition live from Minsk, Belarus at 15:00 CET, with commentary from Nuno Galopim.
RTP África airs in Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe. While RTP Internacional is available globally via satellite on providers such as Macau Cable TV, Verizon FiOS (USA), Rogers Cable (Canada) and Kable Deutschland (Germany).
Portugal are being represented by 13 year old Rita Laranjeria with the song “Gosto de Tudo (Já Não Gosto de Nada)”.
Who is Rita Laranjeira?
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”.